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Narcissism & Self-focus

Implications of focusing on the self for a variety of outcomes, ranging from technology use to emotion recognition to prosocial behavior

Twenge, J., Konrath, S., Campbell, W. K., Foster, J., & Bushman, B. J. (2008a). Egos inflating over time. A cross-temporal meta-analysis of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory. Journal of Personality, 76, 875-901.

Twenge, J., Konrath, S., Campbell, W. K., Foster, J., & Bushman, B. J. (2008b). Further evidence of an increase in narcissism among college students. Journal of Personality, 76, 919-927.

Konrath, S., Bushman, B., & Grove, T. (2009). Seeing my world in a million little pieces: Narcissism, self-construal, and cognitive-perceptual style. Journal of Personality, 77, 1197-1228

Konrath, S. & Anderson, P. (2012). A century of self-esteem. In Handbook on Psychology of Self-Esteem, Stefan De Wals & Katerina Meszaros (Eds.), Nova Science Publishers, Inc, p. 157-174.

Chopik, W., Joshi, D., & Konrath, S. (2014) Historical changes in American self-interest. State of the Union addresses 1790 to 2012, Personality and Individual Differences, 66, 128-133.

Konrath, S., Corneille, O., Bushman, B., & Luminet, O. (2014) The relationship between narcissistic exploitativeness, dispositional empathy, and emotion recognition abilities. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 38, 129-143

Konrath, S., Meier, B., & Bushman, B. (2014) Development and validation of the Single Item Narcissism Scale (SINS). PLoS ONE.DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103469.

Cascio, C., Konrath, S., & Falk, E.  (2015) Narcissists’ social pain seen only in the brain. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 10, 335-341.

Konrath, S. & Bonadonna, J.P. (2016) Narcissism. In Whitbourne, S. (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging, Wiley Press

Konrath, S., Ho, M.H.., & Zarins, S. (2016) The strategic helper: Narcissism and prosocial motives and behaviors, Current Psychology, 35, 182-194. DOI: 10.1007/s12144-016-9417-3

Konrath, S. & Luminet, O. (2017, under revision) How induced self-focus versus other-focus affects emotional recognition and verbalization. Self and Identity. 

Konrath, S. & Tian, Y. (2017) Narcissism and prosocial behavior. Hermann, T., Brunell, A., & Foster, J. (Eds.) Handbook of Trait Narcissism: Key Advances, Research Methods, and Controversies. New York: Springer.

Konrath, S. (2018) Empathy, narcissism, and visual arts engagement. Chapter in Designing for Empathy: Perspectives on the Museum Experience, Gokcigdem, E. (Ed). Rowman & Littlefield

Konrath, S., & Luminet, O. (2022). How induced self-focus versus other-focus affect emotional recognition and verbalization. Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science, 6(1), 27-50.

Martingano, A.J., Konrath, S., Okaomee, A., & Zarins, S. (under revision, 2021) Empathy, narcissism, alexithymia, and social media use. Psychology of Popular Media.

Twenge, J., Konrath, S., Cooper, B., Foster, J., & Campbell, W.K. (2021) Egos deflating with the Great Recession: A cross-temporal meta-analysis and within-campus analysis of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory, 1982-2018. Personality and Individual Differences.

Weidman, R., Chopik, W., Ackerman, R., Allroggen, M., Bianchi, E., Brecheen, C., Campbell, W.K., Gerlach, T., Geukes, K., Grijalva, E., Grossman, I., Hopwood, C., Hutteman, R., Konrath, S., Kufner, A., Leckelt, M., Miller, J., Penke, L., Pincus, A., Renner, K.H., Richter, D., Sibley, C., Simms, L., Wetzel, E., Wright, A., & Back, M. (accepted, Dec 2022; in press, Jan 2023) Age and gender differences in narcissism: A comprehensive study across eight measures and over 250,000 participants, Journal of Personality & Social Psychology: Personality Processes and Individual Differences.

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