What You'll Learn:
The word “narcissist” is searched about one million times a month. It is invoked in the most casual of conversations, and plenty of people wonder if their bosses or their lovers are narcissists. But do we know what narcissism is? The clinical understanding of what narcissism is and isn’t has changed a great deal in only the last decade, so we might not. In The New Science of Narcissism, a social psychologist harnesses the most recent scientific findings to delineate the contours of narcissism, identifies common places it shows up in our current world, and offers guidance for navigating the narcissism of others—and our own. After all, Campbell argues, each of us is at least a little narcissistic.