Compelled to tell your 500 Facebook chums every time you can’t find your sunglasses? Want the world to know you look like Robert Pattison? Post new Photoshopped pictures every day? You, my friend, are narcissistic and insecure, wrote the Toronto Star Sept. 8.
The Star was only one of Toronto's papers to cover Soraya Mehdizadeh’s just-published York University study.
“Everybody knows somebody like that,” Mehdizadeh, a psychology student in York’s Faculty of Health, told the Star. “They’re updating their status every five minutes. They’re telling you what celebrity they look like. They’re posting pictures of themselves in a bikini.”
Her article was also covered in the Toronto Sun, The Huffington Post, Telegraph.co.uk, The Canadian Press online (via The Globe and Mail) and Salon.com. It was reported by Toronto’s 680 NEWS, CFRB Radio, and radio stations in Calgary, Regina, Edmonton and Moncton.
On Sept.22, the study was covered in New York, NY's TheWeek.com.
Posted by Elizabeth Monier-Williams, with files courtesy of YFile– York University’s daily e-bulletin.