Social media and narcissism.docx - SOCIAL MEDIA USE 1 How Social Media Use is Associated with a Rise in Cases of Narcissism Name Institution Word count

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SOCIAL MEDIA USE 1 How Social Media Use is Associated with a Rise in Cases of Narcissism Name Institution Word count: 482
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SOCIAL MEDIA USE 2 HOW SOCIAL MEDIA USE IS ASSOCIATED WITH A RISE IN CASES OF NARCISSISM Part 1: Research Process Defining the Problem The topic of research is how social media use is associated with a rise in cases of narcissism. Narcissists often consider themselves successful, talented and exceptional individuals. They often enjoy presenting themselves in good light and seeking approval from people. Social media sites present an ideal avenue for this kind of behavior. These platforms offer a large audience and the opportunity to selectively post information for self-promotion. Literature Review Wickel (2015) in his study concluded that the Millennial Generation uses social media not only to maintain personal relationships but also to developed their own idealized personas. The study found a link between taking selfies and narcissistic behaviors. These findings are consistent with
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