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Collective narcissism and its social consequences

Golec de Zavala, Agnieszka, Cichocka, Aleksandra, Eidelson, Roy, Jayawickreme, Nuwan (2009) Collective narcissism and its social consequences. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 97 (6). pp. 1074-1096. ISSN 0022-3514. (doi:10.1037/a0016904) (KAR id:34356)


This paper introduces the concept of collective narcissism - an emotional investment in an

collective, but not individual, narcissism predicts inter-group aggressiveness. Collective

group esteem. It predicts perceived threat from out-groups, unwillingness to forgive outgroups and preference for military aggression over and above social dominance orientation,

narcissism and aggressiveness is mediated by perceived threat from out-groups and perceived

but ambivalent group esteem related to sensitivity to threats to the in-group’s image and

retaliatory aggression.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1037/a0016904
Uncontrolled keywords: collective narcissism, intergroup aggression
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Aleksandra Cichocka
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2013 11:12 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:45 UTC
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