Pete Hatemi, distinguished professor of political science, microbiology and biochemistry at Penn State, was interviewed about his research on the effect of narcissism on civil society. Hatemi was interviewed by Hannah Marchok, an undergraduate majoring in biobehavioral health with a minor in global health for the latest episode of the Tracking Traits podcast.
Hatemi was among a handful of scholars from the international community who first began to take a serious look at the effects of narcissism on the public. That small group of researchers opened up this new line of inquiry with five papers published in 2016. Since that time, scores of researchers have followed up, replicating and extending these initial studies.
“Contemporary Politics and the Evolution of Narcissism” is available on all major podcast platforms. The Tracking Traits podcast is a production of the Center for Human Evolution and Diversity, and features Penn State undergrads interviewing researchers about their work and personal passions. New episodes are released monthly, and are available on most podcast streaming services.