Study: Facebook Can Be Used To Detect Narcissism

Study: Facebook Profiles Can Be Used To Detect Narcissism

A new University of Georgia study suggests that online social networking sites such as Facebook might be useful tools for detecting whether someone is a narcissist.

The researchers found that the number of Facebook friends and wallposts that individuals have on their profile pages correlates with narcissism. Buffardi said this is consistent with how narcissists behave in the real-world, with numerous yet shallow relationships. Narcissists are also more likely to choose glamorous, self-promoting pictures for their main profile photos, she said, while others are more likely to use snapshots.

Untrained observers were able to detect narcissism, too. [Psych Organization]

‘Dirty dogs,’ A USC Football Staple, Are Often Illegal

Savored by students and other Angelenos alike, the bacon-wrapped hot dog – often called a “victory dog” or “dirty dog” by students – has been a staple during USC’s football season for years. But if the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has its way, this concession stand classic might soon be on its way out. [Daily Trojan]

College Males Confuse Sexual Interest With Friendliness

New research from Indiana University and Yale suggests that college-age men confuse friendly non-verbal cues with cues for sexual interest because the men have a less discerning eye than women — but their female peers aren’t far behind. [Eezy Dating]

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