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The Great Fantasy Migration Seminar

Time:
12:30 - 13:30
Date:
8 October 2015
Venue:
University of Southampton Highfield Campus Building 44 (Shackleton) Room 3031/3033

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Sue McNally on 02380 595150 or email S.McNally@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

We are in a historic period where inflationary psychological pressures, especially in regards to the self, are coming up against long term real world deflationary pressures.

We are in a historic period where inflationary psychological pressures, especially in regards to the self, are coming up against long term real world deflationary pressures. I will describe this dissonant state of affairs and then suggest the Great Fantasy Migration, or movement into fantastical and virtual realms where inflated self-views can be maintained, as one solution to the problem.

Speaker information

Professor W. Keith Campbell, University of Georgia. W. Keith Campbell, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at the University of Georgia, is the author of more than 100 scientific articles. His books include: •The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Theoretical Approaches, Empirical Findings, and Treatments (with Josh Miller) •The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement (with Jean Twenge) •When You Love a Man Who Loves Himself: How to Deal with a One-way Relationship His work on narcissism has appeared in USA Today, Time, and The New York Times. Dr. Campbell has also made numerous radio and television appearances, including the Today Show and NPR’s All Things Considered. Dr. Campbell holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley, an MA from San Diego State University, and a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His postdoctoral work was completed at Case Western Reserve University. Keith lives in Athens, Georgia, with his wife and daughters.

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