This Is A Term Paper Proposal About Narcissistic Personality Disorder In Abnormal Psych...The Proposal Was Accepted. Bibliography Included

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The major issues in this term project were: discovering the effects of Narcissistic Personality Disorder on casual attributions (examining the attributional style of individuals with Narcissistic Personality Disorder), examining whether or not narcissistic individuals display more day to day variability and extremity in their emotions than less narcissistic individuals, if there are differences in self-conceptions between narcissists and other individuals that mediate or moderate such affective reactivity, if this emotional reactivity is related to general mood or to more specific self-related affect, and if these affective reactions are linked to specific kinds of events. And, also to compare the methods of assessing narcissism.Key questions were: what are the differential views of narcissism, what is the makeup of a Narcissistic Personality, and what are the types and levels of narcissism as well as therapeutic treatment options?...(which are answered at end of summary)Finding information of Narcissistic Personality Disorder was difficult. I have found that it isn't a very frequently diagnosed personality disorder. Resulting in difficulty finding out how frequently, and what the nature of the research that is or has been done is. There was however, a connection of testing for N.P.D, in the research that I did find, these testing methods have been the consistent background of all of the information that I found. So, I conclude that the types of research being done are mostly by way of administrating "detection" tests.I have found that "most researchers agree that N.P.D is characterized by the two-leveled personality organization. On the first (superficial and manifest) level, the grandiose self, a pathological and uniquely narcissistic intrapsychic structure, dominates. On the second (deeper and split-off) level, the real self of the narcissistic preexists" (Johnson, S). Many researcher also agree that the cardinal feature of the narcissistic personality is the grandiose sense of self importance, but paradoxically underneath this grandiosity the narcissist suffers from a chronically fragile low self esteem. It is the underlying sense of inferiority, which is the real problem of the narcissist; the grandiosity is just a facade used to cover the deep feelings of inadequacy.Conflicting findings include: Each of the psychological approaches contains both strengths and weaknesses, in attempting to solve the narcissistic puzzle. Nevertheless, the psychodynamic model possesses a big advantage over the other approaches in its ability to offer both a comprehensive theory of etiology and a detailed description of treatment. With respect to etiology the other approaches suffer from: a lack of concrete observational validity (the analytical approach), lack of clarity in capturing the essence of narcissism (the existential approach), and lack of continuity in predicting narcissism (the humanistic approach).The analytical model of narcissism depends on too...

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