Mihriban Akkoz1, Oytun Erbaş1,2

1Institute of Experimental Medicine, Gebze-Kocaeli, Turkey
2Department of Physiology, Medical Faculty of Demiroğlu Bilim University, Istanbul, Turkey

Keywords: Addiction, behavior, narcissism, social media use


The relationship between social media use and narcissism has been a subject of research, since the first social media sites emerged. Research has shown that social media use can cause narcissism on the one hand, and narcissism on the other hand, and it can increase social media use with a potentially mutual effect between the two of them. Currently, the narcissistic culture is reproduced and narcissism is encouraged in social media. It has been observed that social media sites are an ideal environment to meet narcissistic needs, and narcissistic behaviors are rewarded. In addition, the narcissistic attitudes and behaviors in real life are also reflected in the behaviors on social media and their narcissistic levels increase further.

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