The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

The Personality and Interpersonal Relationships Laboratory


Peer-Reviewed Publications

2019 and In Press

Ackerman, R. A. (in press). Narcissistic Personality Inventory. In V. Ziegler-Hill and T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer International Publishing.

Bleidorn, W., Hopwood, C. J., Ackerman, R. A., Witt, E. A., Kandler, C., Riemann, R., Samuel, D. B., & Donnellan, M. B. (in press). The Healthy Personality from a Basic Trait Perspective. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Donnellan, M. B., Ackerman, R. A., & Wright, A. G. C. (in press). Narcissism in contemporary personality psychology. In O. P. John and R. W. Robins (Eds.), Handbook of Personality: Theory and Research (4th Edition). New York: Guilford.

Ackerman, R. A., Carson, K. J., Corretti, C. A., Ehrenreich, S. E., Meter, D. J., & Underwood, M. K. (2019). Experiences with warmth in middle childhood predict features of text-message communication in early adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 55, 351-365.

Ackerman, R. A., Donnellan, M. B., & Wright, A. G. C. (2019). Current conceptualizations of narcissism. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 32, 32-37.


Ackerman, R. A., & Chmielewski, M. (2018). Some methodological considerations for modelling personality disorder dynamics: Open Peer Commentary on Hopwood (2018). European Journal of Personality, 32, 525-526.

Ackerman, R. A., Corretti, C. A., & Carson, K. J. (2018). Psychometric properties of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory. In T. Hermann, A. Brunell, and J. Foster (Eds.), The Handbook of Trait Narcissism: Key Advances, Research Methods, and Controversies (pp. 125-131). New York: Springer.

Carson, K. J., & Ackerman, R. A. (2018). The Role of Attachment-Related Individual Differences in Goal Adoption for Serial Arguments. Personal Relationships, 25, 411-432.

Kashy, D. A., Ackerman, R. A., & Donnellan, M. B. (2018). Analyzing Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Data in Close Relationships. In A. L. Vangelisti & D. Perlman (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships (2nd Edition) (pp. 49-64). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Leckelt, M., Wetzel, E., Gerlach, T., Ackerman, R. A., Miller, J. D., Chopik, W. J., Penke, L., Geukes, K., Kufner, A. C. P., Huttemann, R. Richter, D., Renner, C., Allroggen, M., Brecheen, C., Campbell, W. K., & Back, M. D. (2018). Validation of the Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire short scale (NARQ-S) in convenience and representative samples. Psychological Assessment, 30, 86-96.

Ledermann, T., & Ackerman, R. A. (2018). Dyadic Data Analysis. In B. B. Frey (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation (pp. 554-555). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Maguire, M. J., Schneider, J. M., Middleton, A. E., Ralph, Y., Lopez, M., Ackerman, R. A., & Abel, A. D. (2018). Brief Report: Vocabulary knowledge mediates the link between socioeconomic status and word learning in grade school. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 166, 679-695.


Ackerman, R. A., Hands, A. J., Donnellan, M. B., Hopwood, C. J., & Witt, E. A. (2017). Experts’ views regarding the conceptualization of narcissism. Journal of Personality Disorders, 31, 346-361.

Brinkley, D. Y., Ackerman, R. A., Ehrenreich, S. E., & Underwood, M. K. (2017). Sending and receiving text messages with sexual content: Relations with early sexual activity and Borderline Personality features in late adolescence. Computers in Human Behavior, 70, 119-130.


Ackerman, R. A., Donnellan, M. B., Roberts, B. W., & Fraley, R. C. (2016). The effect of response format on the psychometric properties of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory: Consequences for item meaning and factor structure. Assessment, 23, 203-220.

Cheung, I., Campbell, L., LeBel, E., Ackerman, R. A., Aykutoğlu, B., Bahník, Š., Bowen, J. D., Bredow, C. A., Bromberg, C., Caprariello, P. A., Carcedo, R. J., Carson, K. J., Cobb, R. J., Collins, N. L., Corretti, C. A., DiDonato, T. E., Ellithorpe, C., Fernández-Rouco, N., Fuglestad, P. T., Goldberg, R. M., Golom, F. D., Gündoğdu-Aktürk, E., Hoplock, L. B., Houdek, P., Kane, H. S., Kim, J. S., Kraus, S., Leone, C. T., Li, N. P., Logan, J. M., Millman, R. D., Morry, M. M., Pink, J. C., Ritchey, T., Root Luna, L. M., Sinclair, H. C., Stinson, D. A., Sucharyna, T. A., Tidwell, N. D., Uysal, A., Vranka, M., Winczewski, L. A., & Yong, J. C. (2016). Registered Replication Report: Study 1 from Finkel, Rusbult, Kumashiro, & Hannon (2002). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11, 750-764.

Donnellan, M. B., Ackerman, R. A., & Brecheen, C. (2016). Extending structural analyses of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale to consider criterion-related validity: Can composite self-esteem scores be good enough? Journal of Personality Assessment, 98, 169-177.

Faso, D. J., Corretti, C. A., Ackerman, R. A., & Sasson, N. J. (2016). The Broad Autism Phenotype predicts relationship outcomes within newly formed college roommates. Autism, 20, 412-424.


Ackerman, R. A., & Corretti, C. A. (2015). Pathological personality traits and intimacy processes within roommate relationships. In Special Issue: Social Consequences of Personality. European Journal of Personality, 29, 152-172.

Ackerman, R. A., Kashy, D. A., & Corretti, C. A. (2015). A tutorial on analyzing data from speed-dating studies with heterosexual dyads. Personal Relationships, 22, 92-110.


Ehrenreich, S. E., Underwood, M. K., & Ackerman, R. A. (2014). Adolescents’ text message communication and growth in antisocial behavior across the first year of high school. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42, 251-264.


Ackerman, R. A., & Donnellan, M. B. (2013). Evaluating self-report measures of narcissistic entitlement. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 35, 460-474.

Ackerman, R. A., Kashy, D. A., Donnellan, M. B., Neppl, T., Lorenz, F., & Conger, R. D. (2013). The interpersonal legacy of a positive family climate in adolescence. Psychological Science, 24, 243-250.

Hopwood, C. J., Donnellan, M. B., Ackerman, R. A., Thomas, K. M., Morey, L. C., & Skodol, A. E. (2013). The validity of the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire-4 Narcissistic Personality Disorder scale for assessing pathological grandiosity. In Special Issue: Advancing the Assessment of Pathological Narcissism. Journal of Personality Assessment, 95, 274-283.


Ackerman, R. A., Donnellan, M. B., Kashy, D. A., & Conger, R. D. (2012). Dyadic data analyses in a developmental context. In B. Laursen, T. Little, & N. Card (Eds.), Handbook of Developmental Research Methods (pp. 537-556). New York: The Guilford Press.

Ackerman, R. A., Donnellan, M. B., & Robins, R. W. (2012). An item response theory analysis of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory. Journal of Personality Assessment, 94, 141-155.


Ackerman, R. A., Donnellan, M. B., & Kashy, D. A. (2011). Working with dyadic data in studies of emerging adulthood: Specific recommendations, general advice, and practical tips. In F. Fincham & M. Cui (Eds.), Romantic Relationships in Emerging Adulthood (pp 67-97). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Ackerman, R. A., Kashy, D. A., Donnellan, M. B., & Conger, R. D. (2011). Positive engagement behavior in observed family interactions: A social relations perspective. Journal of Family Psychology, 25, 719-730.

Ackerman, R. A., Witt, E. A., Donnellan, M. B., Trzesniewski, K. H., Robins, R. W., & Kashy, D. A. (2011). What does the Narcissistic Personality Inventory really measure? Assessment, 18, 67-87.

Maxwell, K., Donnellan, M. B., Hopwood, C. J., & Ackerman, R. A. (2011). The two faces of Narcissus? An empirical comparison of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory and the Pathological Narcissism Inventory. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 577-582.

2010 and Earlier

Ackerman, R. A., Ledermann, T., & Kenny, D. A. (2010). Using dyadic analysis in health psychology. European Health Psychologist, 10, 12-14.

Kashy, D. A., Donnellan, M. B., Ackerman, R. A., & Russell, D. W. (2009). Reporting and interpreting research in PSPB: Practices, principles, and pragmatics. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1131-1142.

Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., & Ackerman, R. A. (2006). Something’s missing: Need fulfillment and self-expansion as predictors of susceptibility to infidelity. The Journal of Social Psychology, 146, 389-404.