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Publication in Current Directions in Psychological Science!

Abstract Grandiose narcissists typically pursue agentic goals, such as social status, competence, and autonomy. We argue that because high intelligence is a key asset for the attainment of such agentic goals, the concept of intelligence should play a prominent role in grandiose narcissists’ self-regulation and social behavior. We review the relevant literature and report evidence […]

New publication in Journal of Personality The current research comprehensively examined how grandiose and vulnerable narcissism are linked to intelligence and intelligence‐related beliefs and emotions.In four studies (total N = 1,141), we tested the associations between both forms of narcissism, subjectively and objectively assessed intelligence, basic personality traits, test‐related stress, beliefs about intelligence, and well‐being. Both forms of narcissism (grandiose and vulnerable) […]

What do Narcissists know about emotions?

Vulnerable and Grandiose Narcissism Are Differentially Associated With Ability and Trait Emotional Intelligence We examined the association between two types of narcissism, grandiose and vulnerable, and self-reported as well as ability emotional intelligence (EI). Grandiose narcissism is characterized by high self–esteem, interpersonal dominance and a tendency to overestimate one’s capabilities, whereas vulnerable narcissism presents defensive, […]

What’s the difference between Intellect and Openness?

Intellect and openness differentially predict affect: Perceived and objective cognitive ability contexts The characteristics of Openness and Intellect suggest they may be differentially correlated with affect. In Study 1 (n = 224) we examined associations between Openness/Intellect and well-being. Additionally, we included variables related to ability perception: subjectively assessed intelligence and satisfaction with intelligence. In Study 2 […]

Why do angry people overestimate their intelligence? New publication in Intelligence!

Why do angry people overestimate their intelligence? Neuroticism as a suppressor of the association between Trait-Anger and subjectively assessed intelligence   Trait-Anger and Neuroticism are substantially inter-correlated positively. However, there is some theoretical and empirical research that supports the notion that Trait-Anger and Neuroticism are influenced by several processes differentially. For instance, Trait-Anger is linked […]

Time to believe: associations between time perspective and religiosity

Time to believe: Disentangling the complex associations between time perspective and religiosity  Previous research has demonstrated the essential role of time perspective (TP) for numerous vital outcomes, such as health, social behaviors, and well-being. Surprisingly, though, to date the association between TP and religiosity has not been systematically investigated. In the present paper, in a […]


We invite you to explore our talks and posters. Here you can find abstracts of our latest conference papers Between Narcissism and Entitlement: Self-enhancement in a cross-cultural perspective, Warsaw, Poland April, 2018 Zajenkowski, M. (2018). Why do angry people overestimate their intelligence? Evidence for the differential roles of narcissism and neuroticism. International conference – Between Narcissism […]

Is narcissistic anger fueled by neuroticism?

  Is narcissistic anger fueled by neuroticism? the relationship between grandiose and vulnerable narcissism, neuroticism, and trait anger The aim of the present investigation was deeper understanding of the distinction between two types of narcissism (grandiose and vulnerable) in their relation to dispositional anger. Prior research indicated that vulnerable narcissism is associated with higher level […]

Publication: TP and cognition

How is perception of time associated with cognitive functioning? The relationship between time perspective and executive control In two studies, executive control was assessed with tasks that require deliberate inhibition of automatic responses (antisaccade and go/no-go) and time perspective was assessed with the Zimbardo Time Perspective Inventory. Additionally, in the first study, we controlled for […]

Publication: Hostile and energetic

Hostile and energetic: Anger is predicted by low agreeableness and high energetic arousal A hypothesis that anger is related to high energetic arousal (EA), but only at a low level of agreeableness was tested. In the first two studies, the association between trait anger, agreeableness, and EA was explored. In the next two studies, the […]

Our new publication in Personality and Individual Differences

Zajenkowski, M., Witowska, J., Maciantowicz, O., Malesza, M. (in press). Vulnerable past, grandiose present: The relationship between vulnerable and grandiose narcissism, time perspective and personality. Personality and Individual Differences.   Our recent research is focused around differentiating two known dimensions of narcissism. We investigated relationship between grandiose and vulnerable narcissism and Time Perspective. Research findings has shown that people […]


Vulnerable Past, Grandiose Present

  Our recent research is focused around differentiating two known dimensions of narcissism. We investigated relationship between grandiose and vulnerable narcissism and Time Perspective. Research findings has shown that people with high score on grandiose narcissism scale tend to care about hedonistic activities in present, and that individuals scoring high on vulnerable narcissism scale have a tendency to negatively view […]

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Our newest research: Vulnerable Past, Grandiose Present Vulnerable Past, Grandiose Present Our new article: What makes narcissts unhappy? New publication in Intelligence Are smart nations happier?

Take part in our research: online survey

Intelligence Cognition Emotion Lab presents: We invite you to participate in our most recent study! Take part in our research on-line (polish version) We see our study as a nice opportunity to reflect on your Self and also a wonderful chance to participate in the development of our science!

New publication in Intelligence

  Stolarski, M., Jasielska, D., Zajenkowski, M. (in press). Are all smart nations happier? Country aggregate IQ predicts happiness, but the relationship is moderated by individualism–collectivism. Intelligence.   We examined the moderating role of individualism–collectivism in the relationship between intelligence and life satisfaction, as measured at the country level. Intelligence was a robust positive predictor of national life […]


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