Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Narcissistic students more likely to cheat, Big Surprise

A new study has shown that college students who exhibit narcissistic tendencies are more likely than fellow students to cheat on exams and assignments. 

The results suggested that narcissists were motivated to cheat because their academic performance functions as an opportunity to show off to others, and they didn't feel particularly guilty about their actions. 

"Narcissists really want to be admired by others, and you look good in college if you're getting good grades. They also tend to feel less guilt, so they don't mind cheating their way to the top," said Amy Brunell, lead author of the study and assistant professor of psychology at Ohio State University at Newark

Read more: Narcissistic students more likely to cheat - The Times of India