Narcissism, perceived social status, and social cognition and their influence on aggression

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Publikationens författare: Thomas P. Gumpel, Vered Wiesenthal, Patrik Söderberg
Publiceringsår: 2015
Tidskrift: Behavioral disorders
Volym: 40
Nummer: 2
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 138
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 156
eISSN: 2163-5307


This study had three primary goals: to explore the relationship between narcissism, participant roles, and aggression; to examine the role of gender as a moderating influence on narcissism-based aggression; and to examine how these variables work together to influence aggressive outcomes in a sample of aggressive middle and high school students. Narcissism and aggresion appear to be similarly related for males and females; however, when examining high aggression males and high aggression females, we found that males were more influenced by leadership and authority aspects of narcissism and females were more influenced by self-absorption/self-admiration aspects of narcissism. Participants break down into three primary groups: perpetrators, helpers, and bystanders. For both genders, being a helper (either as help-seeker or defender) is positively correlated with exploitiveness.


aggression, participant roles, psychopathology, self-esteem

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