W. Keith Campbell

W. Keith Campbell, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Georgia, is the author of more than 65 scientific journal articles and book chapters and the book, When You Love a Man Who Loves Himself: How to Deal with a One-way Relationship (Sourcebooks, 2005). He has published more than 30 journal articles and chapters on narcissism, more than any other academic researcher. He is also a contributing author of the study on the rise in narcissism covered by the Associated Press. His research has appeared in USA Today, Newsweek, and The Washington Post, and he has been featured on Fox News’ The Big Story and made numerous radio appearances. He holds a BA from the University of California at Berkeley, an MA from San Diego State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He lives in Athens, Georgia, with his wife and daughter.

Books by this Author

Narcissism—an inflated view of the self—is everywhere. Public figures say it’s what makes them stray from their wives. Parents teach it by dressing children in T-shirts that say "Princess." Teenagers and young adults hone it on Facebook, and celebrity newsmakers have elevated it to an art form. And it’s what’s making people depressed, lonely, and buried under piles of debt.

Jean Twenge’s influential first book, Generation Me, spurred a national debate with its depiction of the...

Author Voices

January 21, 2009

When not involved in research, teaching and writing, or spending time with my wife and young daughters--all of which takes up about 51 weeks of the year--I try to sneak in some fly fishing. Ideally I head someplace beautiful and remote and take along some good company. I don't know precisely why I have a passion for fishing. It isn't the catching—someone said a fisherman's hell is catching a 16-inch trout on every cast. Part of its appeal is being in magical places: a rainforest stream in New Zealand with crystal-clear water, a mayfly hatch in Idaho that looks like snow, a tidal zone in Chile in the mouth of a vast fjord, or an island in the... see more