Modupe Akinola

Narcissistic tendencies and sensitivity to social feedback: An examination of cardiovascular reactivity during social evaluative situations

Coauthor(s): Wendy Berry Mendes.

Abstract:
Existing empirical research and theory suggests that narcissistic individuals engage in self-regulatory processes aimed at minimizing vulnerability during social interactions. We investigate this tendency of narcissists to minimize vulnerability in social interactions by examining their physiological reactivity during a social evaluative task, predicting that narcissists would be highly responsive to social feedback and particularly defensive to rejecting feedback.

Exact Citation:
Akinola, Modupe, and Wendy Berry Mendes. "Narcissistic tendencies and sensitivity to social feedback: An examination of cardiovascular reactivity during social evaluative situations." Columbia, Manuscript in preparation, 2009.
Place: Manuscript in preparation
Date: 2009