Avant Take: Selfies and status and trolling …oh my! These days it’s hard to keep up with clients who seem to be posting, scrolling, and, well, obsessing over presentation (theirs or others’) all the time. Whether it’s getting hooked on likes or outright cyberbullying, narcissism may be playing a key role in your clients’ social media dynamics. Join us with Keith Campbell to learn more about how this all comes together psychologically. Get ready to go beyond the behavior and explore self-regulation, vulnerability, grandiosity, and more. Get your hashtags ready!
W. Keith Campbell, PhD
W. Keith Campbell, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at the University of Georgia, is the author of more than 150 scientific journal articles and several books, including The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement (with Jean Twenge) and The New Science of Narcissism. His work on narcissism has appeared in USA Today, Newsweek, and The New York Times, and he has made numerous radio and television appearances, from the Today Show to the Joe Rogan Experience. He also wrote the popular TED-Ed lesson on narcissism. He holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley, an MA from San Diego State University, a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and did his postdoctoral work at Case Western Reserve University. He lives in Athens, Georgia, with his wife and daughters.
Theoretical Perspectives on Narcissism and Social Media: The Big (and Beautiful) Picture
Note: This workshop will take place online, LIVE via Zoom. For more information about our virtual format, visit our Online Workshop Information Page. Event times listed are in Eastern Time (U.S.), and full, day-of attendance is required for CE credit. Specific Zoom log-in details will be emailed to registrants in the week before the workshop.
Narcissism is an important and poorly understood topic in modern psychology, with implications for a range of social outcomes. In this workshop, Dr. Campbell will describe and discuss the current research on narcissism and social media. Topics will include: Defining and measuring narcissism, including grandiose and vulnerable forms, and narcissistic personality disorder; understanding narcissistic self-regulation and how that can be carried out on social media sites; learning how narcissism can be detected on social media; and considering some ways social media can be used to modulate narcissism. The content of this workshop will focus on empirical research, especially the last decade of research on narcissism and social media.
- Define narcissism and list its various forms.
- Explain narcissistic self-enhancement and identify it on social media.
- Describe the connection of narcissism to social media behaviors such as selfies, status, trolling, and cyberbullying.
- Detect narcissism in clients by analyzing social media.
Continuing Education Credit – 3 Hours
- APA – Avant Training is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Avant Training maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- GSCSW – This workshop is approved for Core CE hours through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work.
- LPC, LMFT- Related hours
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