The Ascent of Narcissism in Contemporary Daily Life

By Joy Adams-Jackson and Sue Dean.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Dealing with the problems of daily living is an important objective for all of us and most discussions by academics or health professionals centre on the use of effective interventions. In this paper we draw on both the psychoanalytic and socio-cultural literature to examine claims of an increased cultural and pathological narcissism attributable directly to underlying changes in the psychological constituents of Western populations. In our discussion we examine some of the intended and unintended consequences of cultural and pathological narcissism and the underlying pattern of social and cultural change.

Keywords: Pathological Narcissism, Western Populations, Cultural Narcissism, Social and Cultural Change

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 7, pp.109-116. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.160MB).

Dr. Joy Adams-Jackson

Lecturer, Education and Health Sciences, Charles Darwin University, NT, Australia

Dr. Joy Adams-Jackson recently accepted an academic appointment in the School of Education, Health and Science at the Charles Darwin University, in Australia’s Northern Territory. Joy has specific interests in the social construction of women’s ‘madness’, domestic violence and difficult relationships in the workplace.

Sue Dean

Academic, Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, The University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sue Dean is an academic and her area of clinical practice is mental health.


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