Posts Tagged ‘American Freshmen Survey’

Generation of Deluded Narcissist All About Me…. Sesame Street Mission Accomplished

January 10, 2013

A new analysis of the American Freshman Survey, which has accumulated data for the past 47 years from 9 million young adults, reveals that college students are more likely than ever to call themselves gifted and driven to succeed, even though their test scores and time spent studying are decreasing. Psychologist Jean Twenge, the lead author of the analysis, is also the author of  a study showing that the tendency toward narcissism in students is up 30 percent  in the last thirty-odd years.Using Twitter, young people can pretend they are worth “following,” as though  they have real-life fans, when all that is really happening is the mutual  fanning of false love and false fame.

All about me ..Me Me Wonderful Me .. Sesame Street mission accomplished.