The Narcissism Epidemic Is Dead : Long Live the Narcissism Epidemic

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WETZEL, Eunike, Anna BROWN, Patrick L HILL, Joanne M CHUNG, Richard W. ROBINS, Brent W. ROBERTS, 2017. The Narcissism Epidemic Is Dead : Long Live the Narcissism Epidemic. In: Psychological science. 28(12), pp. 1833-1847. ISSN 0956-7976. eISSN 1467-9280. Available under: doi: 10.1177/0956797617724208

@article{Wetzel2017-12Narci-40766, title={The Narcissism Epidemic Is Dead : Long Live the Narcissism Epidemic}, year={2017}, doi={10.1177/0956797617724208}, number={12}, volume={28}, issn={0956-7976}, journal={Psychological science}, pages={1833--1847}, author={Wetzel, Eunike and Brown, Anna and Hill, Patrick L and Chung, Joanne M and Robins, Richard W. and Roberts, Brent W.} }

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