William A. Owens Award 2015
Keith Campbell, department head and professor of psychology, is a nationally recognized expert on narcissism, society and generational change. Narcissism—an inflated and grandiose sense of self—is associated with a range of social problems. Campbell’s research focuses on the role of narcissism in close relationships, organizations, cultural trends and broader sociological and economic issues. He has demonstrated that narcissists devalue and destabilize their close relationships with friends and loved ones, and his work also shows that narcissistic leaders can be both charismatic and cause significant problems in organizations. Campbell has examined narcissistic behavior on social media like Facebook, and he is currently examining the phenomena of geek culture and “selfies.” In addition to his numerous research articles, Campbell is author of the books, When You Love a Man Who Loves Himself and The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement and co-editor of the The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
Creative Research Medal 2010