Professor Dr. Mitja Back

Professor Dr. Mitja Back

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48149 Münster

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Academic Profiles

 
  • Research Areas

    Conceptualization, assessment, and development of social skills

    Social skills (i.e., the entire range of skills that promote effective functioning in interpersonal situations) are of key importance in work and educational settings, as they predict relevant outcome criteria such as job performance and academic success. Thus, many organizations aim to identify and select individuals who excel in desired social skills (e.g., persuading others, showing compassion, staying calm). The prime methods for this are high-fidelity simulations such as assessment centers (ACs) as they can be used to evoke, observe, and evaluate individuals’ actual social behavior. This is based on the general idea that by observing behavioral expressions in several relevant situations (i.e., situations that call for specific behavioral responses), one can draw conclusions about individuals’ social skills. As there are uncountable labels used for different social skills our research foremost focuses on identifying overarching dimensions of social skills that can be differentiated and distinctively assessed. For this, we combine top-down approaches (“What are desirable social skills?”) with bottom-up analyses (“Which social skill manifest at the behavioral level?”). Our behavioral research shows that there are three core dimensions of social skills that can be differentiated: Social skills related to Agency, Communion, and Interpesonal resilience. Within our studies we focus on (a) different methods of assessing these social skills (e.g., via classic behavioral observation, via situational judgment tests), (b) identifying situations that are suited to evoke individual differences in these social skills, and (c) ways to train and develop these social skills.

    Consequences of Self-Knowledge, and Self-Enhancement

    Do individuals differ in the degree to which they know their own personality and in how much they enhance their own positive qualities and skills? And do these individual differences matter? Although the question of self-knowledge and self-enhancement has always fascinated the human mind and despite the great value that is placed on correct self-views (“know thyself”), there is still limited insight regarding the reliability, moderators, and consequences of individual differences in personality self-knowledge and self-enhancement. Our team is developing new process models that specify the common social processes underlying different domains of PSK and SE (different “truth” criteria such as behavioral, reputational, or implicit measures; different content domains including intellectual and social personality aspects). These models are used to systematically analyze the moderators (e.g., Who knows oneself? Who is self-enhancing?) and consequences (Are people who know themselves or who self-enhance happier, more successful, or more socially accepted?) of PSK and SE in a variety of longitudinal data-sets and applied contexts. In doing so, we derive and apply extensions of Response Surface Analysis (RSA) that control for common methodological artifacts, provide a straightforward mathematical distinction of relevant concepts, and allow for simultaneous tests of competing hypotheses (e.g., positive self-view vs. self-enhancement vs. optimal margin of illusion vs. self-insight hypotheses).

    Personality judgments

    Judging other’s personalities is a ubiquitous and highly consequential phenomenon. Even if we encounter a complete stranger we are immediately left with an impression of his/her personality. Such impressions tend to be relatively stable and influence our everyday social decisions. But how valid are these spontaneous social snapshots? In a first stream of research, we investigate the accuracy of personality judgments in a wide range of social contexts including photographs, video- and audio-taped as well as written self-introductions, dyadic and group interactions, creative linguistic expressions, computer-mediated communications, and game paradigms. We focus on explaining why and when personality impressions are accurate and typically apply Brunswikian lens model analyses that explain accuracy patterns by individual differences in the validity and utilization of observable cues. We also investigate the social consequences of accuracy ways to potentially improve accuracy in important applied contexts such as impressions of refugees, judgments in psychotherapy, during personnel selection, and in the classroom. In a second stream of research, we focus on differences in the way individuals generally see others when getting to know them for the first time. We investigate whether these so-called perceiver effects can be seen as stable idiosyncratic stereotypes about the "generalized other", their underlying structure, and whether they can be used to predict important outcomes.

    Personality and the development of social relationships

    Personality has a sustainable influence on the emergence, maintenance and quality of social relationships as well as on success in social contexts. We examine this influence with a focus on nonromantic peer relationships (e.g., the development of friendships and of social status) and romantic relationships (i.e. from dating to mating to relating) in young adulthood. We are particularly interested in understanding the mechanisms underlying these social consequences of personality. That is, we analyze the motivational, behavioral, affective, cognitive and perceptual state processes that (a) lead to more or less positive first impressions (i.e. liking, respect, attraction) and subsequently to the selection of social partners and the provision of social resources, respectively, (b) drive relationship transitions such as the development of first encounters into committed relationships or the emergence of status hierarchies, and (c) that determine the quality and stability of close social relationships and peer networks. Theoretically, this work is based on the PERSOC framework, a generic model that can be applied to all kinds of personality and relationship domains and that differentiates between actor, partner, and relationship components of relationship outcomes and social state processes. PERSOC conceptualizes repeated sequences of mental and behavioral state processes taking place within circumscribed social interaction units as driving forces behind the longitudinal interplay of personality and social relationship dispositions. Methodologically, we aim at a most representative capturing of the short- and long-term interaction and relationship phenomena both in laboratory contexts (e.g., group interactions, speed dates) and field contexts (e.g., self- and interaction partner-based experience-sampling reports).

    Personality development

    Personality is relatively stable over time, but it is also subject to change across the entire lifespan. On a macro-analytical level, empirical research has identified patterns of normative and differential development that are affected by biological and environmental factors, specific life events and social role investments. On a micro-analytical level, however, little is known about the underlying processes driving personality development. Our research focuses on unraveling these specific mechanisms of personality development. It is based on integrative state process models that understand personality trait stabilization and change as the result of repeated changes in state levels and state configurations within motivational, behavioral-perceptual and self-reflective state domains. We are particularly interested in effects of social experiences on the development of personality traits (e.g. extraversion, self-esteem) and the behavioral, perceptual, social feedback, and network processes driving these effects. While our approach can be applied across the lifespan, our current work focuses on critical transitions during young adulthood (e.g., year abroad, start of studies, start of a first regular job).

    Personality dynamics

    From a dynamic perspective on personality that moves beyond a static trait perspective, personality differences regard both individual differences in the typical level of behaviors and experiences (e.g., how extraverted individual’s typically behave; how satisfied they typically are with themselves) and individual differences in the variability of behaviors and experiences across situations (e.g., how much individuals differ in their extraverted behavior and their self-satisfaction). We are interested in further refining conceptualizations of individual differences in state dynamics and analyzing the determinants and consequences of these dynamic personality aspects in representative laboratory and field contexts. We have proposed a conceptual and statistical model that differentiates not only between individual differences in the level of states, systematic developments of states over time, and state variability but also between within- and cross-context state variability. Empirical applications with affective, cognitive and behavioral states during laboratory- and field-based social interactions indicate that within- and cross-context variabilities have markedly different trait predictors and intra- as well as interpersonal consequences. Based on this, we want to better understand the concrete dynamics underlying these variabilities. Specifically, we are interested in more firmly integrating insights from density distribution and variability research with principles of interactionism and trait activation research (e.g., if-then contingencies; stability and strength of situation profiles; situational strength; trait relevance). As a case in point, we aim at disentangling individual differences in specific if-then contingencies that underlie differences in cross-context state variabilities.

    Narcissism

    Narcissism is one of the most paradoxical constructs both in lay and academic psychology: Narcissists’ charisma and self-assuredness can give them tremendous energy that fascinates others, yet their aggressiveness and selfishness hinder their progress and turn many people off. We developed the Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Concept (NARC) that disentangles two separate social strategies: the tendency to approach social admiration by means of self-promotion (assertive self-enhancement) and the tendency to prevent social failure by means of self-defense (antagonistic self-protection). In a large set of studies including online samples, representative longitudinal surveys, acquaintance reports, group interactions, directly observed behaviors, dyadic partner reports, experience-sampling reports in real-life interactions, we are validating this two-dimensional model using the newly developed Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire (NARQ). Our results show that admiration is related to a higher level of self-esteem, peer and dating popularity at zero acquaintance, while rivalry is related to higher self-esteem fluctuations, peer- and romantic relationship conflict at long-term acquaintance. We are investigating both the cognitive-affective reactivities that underlie narcissists’ everyday experiences (e.g., reactions to perceived status opportunities and threats) and the behavioral expression, interpersonal perception, and evaluation processes that explain their effects on others over time (e.g. assertive and antagonistic behaviors that affect their popularity, and social status achievement). We have included the NARQ in large panel surveys such as the SOEP as well as more fine-grained and process-oriented longitudinal studies. This data is used to investigate environmental context factors, private and occupational life events as well as peer network and social interaction processes potentially affecting the development of narcissism.

    Personality Assessment

    Personality pertains to all sorts of individual differences in people’s experiential and behavioral regularities. This encompasses, for example, individual differences in people’s self-concept, in typical and maximal behaviors expressed in real-life contexts, in automatic associations between cognitive concepts, in affective reactions towards circumscribed environmental cues, and in the way other people react towards and perceive other individuals. Accordingly, in our research, we follow a multisource approach and aim at a comprehensive coverage of personality differences both conceptually and methodologically. Our research includes self-report questionnaires (for the assessment of the explicit self-concept), indirect tests (for the assessment of the implicit self-concept), informant-reports (for the assessment of personality reputations), direct behavioral observations (for the assessment of behavioral regularities) as well as associations between specific experiential and behavioral states (for the assessment of between-person differences in within-person if-then contingencies). We develop and apply assessment tools both in online survey contexts (self- and informant questionnaires), laboratory contexts (e.g., round-robin self- and other-ratings during group interactions, video- and audio-based behavioral codings; reaction-time based indirect personality tests, economic game paradigms) and real-life contexts (smartphone-based experience-sampling- and interpersonal perception assessments; online diaries, mobile sensing). We are also adopting our developed assessment tools for the use in different applied contexts including therapy, personnel selection and development, and forensic settings.

    Societal Conflict and Cohesion

    Western liberal societies are under pressure. Recent years came along with an increasing approval of anti-democratic and nationalist ideas among the population (e.g., the rise of the AfD in Germany, the Fidesz in Hungary, and Trumpism in the United States), with societal conflicts sparked by discussions about immigration, climate change, or COVID-19, and with a higher prevalence of threat towards ethnic-religious minorities, conspiracy beliefs, perceptions of marginalization, and distrust in democratic institutions. These developments might be indicators of a more fundamental societal cleavage that evolved during globalization and modernization: Societal camps who are open to and embrace economic, political, social, and cultural changes versus societal camps who are opposed to these changes and want to defend a narrower and stable status quo. This societal cleavage and an increasing lack of cross-talk between the involved camps poses a major threat to social peace and liberal democracies around the world. It is, thus, crucial to understand the nature of current social discontent, the social groups who perceive it, and its societal consequences. In a number of connected projects, we aim to contribute to a better understanding of the involved psychological factors and processes. This includes research projects on identity-based societal cleavages, on the association between religiosity and threat towards ethnic-religious minorities, on the determinants and consequences of conspiracy beliefs across countries, on psychological aspects of refugee integration, and on first impressions of refugees.

  • CV

    Education

    Doctor of Natural Sciences, University of Leipzig
    Diploma in Psychology, University of Mainz
    Psychology Studies University of Mainz

    Positions

    Full Professor of Psychological Assessment and Personality Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Münster
    Junior Professor of Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment, Department of Psychology, University of Mainz
    Research assistant at the University of Mainz and the University of Leipzig

    Honors

    William Stern Award – Fachgruppe Differentielle Psychologie, Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPS)

    External Functions

    Program Committee Chair of the 2017 annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology
    Editor in chief: European Journal of Personality
    Spokesman of the Open Science Initiative of the Department of Psychology, University of Münster
    Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS)
    Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research (SITAR)
    Associate Editor: Collabra
    Editorial Board: Journal of Research in Personality
    Associate Editor European Journal of Personality
    Chair of the committee for the improvement of teaching of the Department of Psychology, University of Münster
    The Brunswik Society
    Editorial Board: Social Psychological and Personality Science
    Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
    Association for Psychological Science (APS)
    Association for Research in Personality (ARP)
    European Association of Personality Psychology (EAPP)
    German Psychological Association (DGPs): Branch for Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment and Branch for Social Psychology
  • Publications

    Books (Monographs)

    • Back, M. D. . Ich! Die Kraft des Narzissmus. 1st Ed. München: Kösel Verlag.
    • Back M, Echterhoff G, Müller O, Pollack D, Schlipphak B. . Von Verteidigern und Entdeckern. Ein neuer Identitätskonfikt in Europa. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-36808-1.
    • Back, Mitja; Echterhoff, Gerald; Müller, Olaf, Pollack, Detlef; Schlipphak, Bernd. . Von Verteidigern und Entdeckern: Ein neuer Identitätskonflikt in Europa. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-36808-1.
    • Back M. D. . Spontane interpersonelle Attraktion und Persönlichkeit: Eine längsschnittliche Social Relations Analyse. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.

    Articles

    Research Articles (Journals)
    • Frischlich Lena, Hellmann Jens H, Brinkschulte Felix, Becker Martin, Back Mitja D. . ‘Right-wing authoritarianism, conspiracy mentality, and susceptibility to distorted alternative news.’ Social Influence 16: 24–64. doi: 10.1080/15534510.2021.1966499.
    • Mielke I, Humberg S, Leckelt M, Geukes K, Back M D. . ‘Do narcissists self-enhance? Disentangling the associations between narcissism and positive versus enhanced self-views across aspects of narcissism, content domains, and comparison criteria.Social Psychological and Personality Science 12 (5): 580–592. doi: 10.1177/1948550620930543.
    • Rau R, Carlson E N, Back M D, Barranti M, Gebauer J E, Human L J, Leising D, Nestler S. . What is the structure of perceiver effects? On the importance of global positivity and trait-specificity across personality domains and judgment contexts.’ Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 120, No. 3: 745–764. doi: 10.1037/pspp0000278.
    • Weber S, Geukes K, Leckelt M, Back M D. . ‘The attractiveness of narcissists: Hard work or natural beauty?Self and Identity 20 (2): 235–267. doi: 10.1080/15298868.2019.1575899.
    • Wehner C, Maaß U, Leckelt M, Back M D Ziegler M. . ‘Validation of the Short Dark Triad in a german sample: Structure, nomological network, and an ultrashort version.European Journal of Psychological Assessment 37, No. 5: 397–408. doi: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000617.
    • Stecker J, Bürkner P C, Hellmann J H, Nestler S, Back M D. . ‘First impressions of faces of refugees are more strongly influenced by target cues and perceiver attitudes than by sheer group affiliation.’ Collabra: Psychology. 7 (1), No. 22160. doi: 10.1525/collabra.22160.
    • Bleidorn W, Hopwood C J, Back M D, Denissen J J A, Hennecke M, Hill P L, Jokela M, Kandler C, Lucas R E, Luhmann M, Orth U, Roberts B W, Wagner J, Wrzus C, Zimmermann J. . ‘Personality trait stability and change.’ Personality Science 2, No. e6009. doi: 10.5964/ps.6009.
    • Blötner C, Ziegler M, Wehner C, Back M D, Grosz M P. . ‘The nomological network of the short dark tetrad scale (SD4).’ European Journal of Psychological Assessment xxx. [online first]
    • Bhowmik C V, Nestler N, Schrader F-W, Praetorius A-K, Biesanz J C, Back M D. . ‘Teacher judgments at zero-acquaintance: A social accuracy analysis.Contemporary Educational Psychology 65.
    • Bhowmik C V, Schrader F, Back M D, Nestler S. . ‘An application of Brunswik’s lens model to the educational context.The Brunswik Society Newsletter 36: 18–20.
    • Schlipphak B, Bollwerk M, Back M. . ‘Beliefs in conspiracy theories (CT): the role of country context.’ Political Research Exchange 3, No. 1. doi: 10.1080/2474736X.2021.1949358.
    • Rau R, Niemeyer L M, Lawless DesJardins N M, Srivastava S, Back M D, Nestler S. . ‘Perceiver effects in first impressions reflect generalized stereotypes: Evidence of consistency over time and across groups and contexts.Social Psychological and Personality Science xxx. doi: 10.31234/osf.io/ctm3a. [online first]
    • Miller J D, Back M D, Lynam D R, Wright A G C. . ‘Narcissism today: What we know and what we need to learn.’ Current Directions in Psychological Science 30, No. 6: 519–525. doi: 10.1177/09637214211044109.
    • Förster N, Humberg S, Hebbecker K, Back M D, Souvignier E. . ‘Should teachers be accurate or (overly) positive? A competitive test of teacher judgment effects on students’ reading progress.Learning and Instruction xxx. [online first]
    • Schlipphak B, Bollwerk M, Back M D. . ‘Beliefs in conspiracy theories (CT): The role of country context.’ Political Research Exchange 3, No. 1949358. doi: 10.1080/2474736X.2021.1949358.
    • Hater L, Schulte J, Geukes K, Buhlmann U, Back M D. . Disentangling the Contributions of Agentic, Antagonistic, and Neurotic Narcissism to Drive for Thinness and Drive for Muscularity.“ PloS one 16, No. 6. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0253187.
    • van Zalk M H W, Nestler S, Geukes K, Hutteman R, Back M D. . ‘The codevelopment of extraversion and friendships: Bonding and behavioral interaction mechanisms in friendship networks.’ Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 118, No. 6: 1269–1290.
    • Bleidorn W, Hopwood C J, Back M D, Denissen J J A, Hennecke M, Jokela M, ... Zimmermann J. . ‘Longitudinal Experience-Wide Association Studies (LEWAS) – A framework for studying personality change.’ European Journal of Personality 34: 285–300.
    • Back M D. . ‘Editorial: A brief wish list for personality research.’ European Journal of Personality 34: 3–7.
    • Kerr L G, Tissera H, McClure M J, Lydon J E, Back M D Human L J. . ‘Blind at first sight: The role of distinctively accurate and positive first impressions in romantic interest.Psychological Science 31: 715–728. doi: 10.1177/0956797620919674.
    • Wetzel E, Lang F J, Back M D, Vecchione M, Rogoza R, Roberts B. . ‘Measurement invariance of three narcissism questionnaires across the US, the UK, and Germany.Assessment 28: 29–43. doi: 10.1177/1073191120907967.
    • Aczel B, Szaszi B, sarafoglou A, et al. . ‘A consensus-based transparency checklist.’ Nature Human Behaviour 4: 4–6. doi: 10.1038/s41562-019-0772-6.
    • Leckelt M, Geukes S, Küfner A C P, Niemeyer L M, Hutteman R, Osterholz S, Egloff B, Nestler S, Back M D. . ‘A longitudinal field investigation of narcissism and popularity over time: How agentic and antagonistic aspects of narcissism shape the development of peer rela-tionships.’ Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 46: 643–659. doi: 10.1177/0146167219872477.
    • Human L J, Carlson E N, Geukes K, Nestler S, Back M D. . ‘Do accurate personality impressions benefit early relationship development? The bidirectional associations between accuracy and liking.’ Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 118, No. 01: 199–212.
    • Grapsas E, Brummelman E, Back M D, Denissen J J A. . ‘The “why” and “how” of narcissism: A process model of narcissistic status pursuit.’ Perspectives on Psychological Science 15: 150–172.
    • Back, Mitja/ Echterhoff, Gerald/ Hellmann J H, Forthmann B, Knausenberger J, Hellmann D F, Rees J H, Gansel E. . ‘Support for refugee integration in West and East Germany: Results from two lost letter studies.’ Social Psychology 51: 106–115. doi: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000397.
    • Dufner M, Back M D, Oehme F F, Schmukle S C. . ‘The end of a stereotype: Only children are not more narcissistic than people with siblings.’ Social Psychological and Personality Science 11, No. 3: 416–424.
    • Grosz M P, Leckelt M, Back M D. . ‘Personality predictors of social status attainment.’ Current Opinion in Psychology 33: 52–56.
    • Hannuschke M, Gollwitzer M, Geukes K, Nestler S, Back MD. . ‘Neuroticism and interpersonal perception: Evidence for positive, but not negative, biases.’ Journal of Personality 88: 217–236.
    • Möttus R, Wood D, Condon D M, Back M D, Baumert A, Costantini, G, Epskamp S, Greiff S, Johnson W, Lukaszewski A, Murray A, Revelle W, Wright A, Yarkoni T, Ziegler M, Zimmermann J. . ‘Descriptive, predictive and explanatory personality research: Different goals, different approaches, but a shared need to move beyond the Big Few traits.’ European Journal of Personality 34: 1175–1201. doi: 10.1002/per.2311.
    • Kroencke, L., Geukes, K., Utesch, T., Kuper, N. Back, M.D. . ‘Neuroticism and emotional risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.’ Journal of Research in Personality 89: 104038. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2020.104038.
    • Kroencke L, Geukes K, Utesch T, Kuper N, Back M D. . ‘Neuroticism and emotional risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.Journal of Research in Personality 89. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2020.104038.
    • Back M D Kandler C. . ‘Editorial: Some thoughts on the relevance, future prospects, and politics of structural personality research.’ European Journal of Personality 34: 489–491. doi: 10.1002/per.2298.
    • Bleidorn W, Hill P L, Back M D, …, Roberts B W. . ‘Why stop at two opinions? A reply to McCrae.’ American Psychologist 75: 731–732. doi: 10.1037/amp0000676.
    • Rau R, Thielmann I, Breil S M, Geukes K, Krause S, Nikoleizig L, Back M D, Nestler S. . ‘Do perceiver effects in interpersonal perception predict cooperation in social dilemmas?Collabra: Psychology 6, No. 1.
    • Bollwerk M, Schlipphak B, Back M D. . ‘Development and validation of the perceived societal marginalization scale.’ European Journal of Psychological xxx. [online first]
    • Echterhoff, G; Hellmann, J H; Back, M; Kärtner, J; Morina, N; Hertel, G. . ‘Psychological antecedents of refugee integration (PARI).Perspectives on Psychological Science 15: 856–879. doi: 10.1177/1745691619898838.
    • Echterhoff, G.; Hellmann, J. H.; Back, M. D.; Kärtner, J.; Morina, N.; Hertel, G. . Psychological antecedents of refugee integration (PARI).’ Perspectives on Psychological Science 15, No. 4: 856–879. doi: 10.1177/1745691619898838.
    • Grosz, M. P., Emons W. H. M., Wetzel E., Leckelt M., Chopik W. J., Rose N., Back M. D. . ‘A comparison of unidimensionality and measurement precision of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory and the Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire.Assessment 26: 281–293.
    • Hahn E, Richter D, Schupp J, Back M D. . ‘Predictors of refugee adjustment: The importance of cognitive skills and personality.’ Collabra: Psychology 5, No. 23. doi: 10.1525/collabra.212.
    • Breil S M, Back M D. . ‘The perceived and actual relationship between nonverbal cues and personality: An overview of empirical findings.The Brunswik Society Newsletter xxxx, No. 34: 1–3.
    • van Zalk M H W, Nestler S, Geukes K, Hutteman R, Back M D. . ‘The Co-Development of extraversion and friendships: Bonding and behavioral mechanisms in friendship networks.’ Journal of Personality and Social Psychology xxx. [online first]
    • Nestler S, Geukes K, Back M D. . ‘Modeling intraindividual variability in three-level models.’ Methdology 14: 95–108.
    • Echterhoff G, Hellmann J H, Back M D, Esses V, Wagner U. . ‘Editorial special issue on “The social psychology of forced migration and refugee integration”.’ European Journal of Social Psychology 49: 1337–1343. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2613.
    • Breil S M, Forthmann B, Hertel A, Ahrens H, Brouwer B, Schönefeld E, Marschall B, Back M D. . ‘Construct Validity of Multiple Mini Interviews – Investigating the Role of Stations, Skills, and Raters using Bayesian G-theory.’ Medical Teacher Advance Online Publication.
    • Mota S, Schaber, Allroggen M, Buhlmann U, Back M D. . „Narcissistic Admiration und Rivalry im psychotherapeutischen Kontext: Struktur, nomologisches Netz und die Vorhersage psychopathologischer Symptomatik.Psychotherapeut 64: 436–447. doi: 10.1007/s00278-019-00381-1.
    • Wille B, Hofmans J, Lievens F, Back M D, De Fruyt F. . ‘Climbing the corporate ladder and within-person changes in narcissism: Reciprocal relationships over two decades.’ Journal of Vocational Behavior 115, No. 103341.
    • Holtzman N S, Tackman A M, Carey A L, Brucks M S, Küfner A C P, Große Deters F, Back M D, Donnellan M B, Pennebaker J W, Sherman R A, Mehl M R. . ‘Linguistic markers of grandiose narcissism: A LIWC analysis of 15 samples.’ Journal of Language and Social Psychology 38: 773–786.
    • Leckelt M, Richter D, Wetzel E, Back M D. . ‘Longitudinal associations of narcissism with interpersonal, intrapersonal, and institutional outcomes: An investigation using a representative sample of the German population.’ Collabra: Psychology 5(1), 26. doi: 10.1525/collabra.248.
    • Bleidorn W, Hill P, Back M D, Denissen J J A, Hennecke M, Hopwood C J, Jokela M, Kandler C, Lucas R E, Luhmann M, Orth U, Wagner J, Wrzus C, Zimmermann J, Roberts B. . ‘The policy relevance of personality traits.’ American Psychologist 74, No. 09: 1056–1067. doi: 10.31234/osf.io/a9rbn.
    • Leckelt M, Richter D, Wetzel E, Back M D. . ‘Longitudinal associations of narcissism with interpersonal, intrapersonal, and institutional outcomes: An investigation using a representative sample of the German population.Collabra: Psychology. *. [online first]
    • Mota S, Humberg S, Krause S, Fatfouta R, Geukes K, Schröder-Abé M, Back M D. . ‘Unmasking Narcissus: A competitive test of existing hypotheses on (agentic, antagonistic, neurotic, and communal) narcissism and (explicit and implicit) self-esteem across 18 samples.’ Self and Identity *. [online first]
    • Rau R, Nestler S, Geukes K, Back M D, Dufner M. . ‘Can other-derogation be beneficial? Seeing others as low in agency can lead to an agentic reputation in newly formed face-to-face groups.’ Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 117(1): 201–227.
    • Back M D. . ‘Editorial: Increasing scientific quality in the expanding field of personality science.’ European Journal of Personality 33.
    • Geukes K, Breil S M, Hutteman R, Nestler S, Küfner A C P, Back M D. . ‘Explaining the longitudinal interplay of personality and social relationships in the laboratory and in the field: The PILS and the CONNECT study.’ PlosOne 14(1), e0210424.
    • Humberg S, Nestler S, Back M D. . ‘Response Surface Analysis in personality and social psychology: Checklist and clarifications for the case of congruence hypotheses.’ Social Psychological and Personality Science *.
    • Leckelt M, Richter D, Schröder C, Küfner A C P, Grabka M M, Back M D. . ‘The rich are different: Unraveling the perceived and self-reported personality profiles of high net-worth individuals.’ British Journal of Psychology 110: 769–789.
    • Hall J A, Schlegel K, Castro V L, Back M D. . ‘What laypeople think the Big Five trait labels mean.Journal of Research in Personality 78: 268–285.
    • Breil S M, Geukes K, Wilson R E, Nestler S, Vazire S, Back M D. . ‘Zooming into real-life extraversion – how personality and situation shape sociability in social interactions.Collabra: Psychology 5(1),7.
    • Mota S, Leckelt M, Geukes K, Nestler S, Humberg S, Schröder-Abé M, Schmukle S C, Back M D. . ‘A Comprehensive Examination of Narcissists’ Self-Perceived and Actual Socioemotional Cognition Ability.Collabra: Psychology 5(1), 6.
    • Oeberst A, von der Beck I, Back M D, Cress U Nestler S. . ‘Biases in the production and reception of collective knowledge: The case of hindsight bias in Wikipedia.Psychological Research 82: 1010–1026.
    • Hall J A, Back M D, Nestler S, Frauendorfer D, Schmid Mast M, Ruben M A. . ‘How do different ways of measuring individual differences in zero-acquaintance personality judgment accuracy correlate with each other?Journal of Personality 86: 220–232.
    • Geukes K, van Zalk M, Back, M D. . ‘Understanding personality development: An integrative state process model.’ International Journal of Behavioral Development 42.
    • Veccione M, Dentale F, Graziano M, Dufner M, Wetzel E, Leckelt M, Back M D. . ‘An Italian Validation of the Narcissism Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire (NARQ): Further evidence for a two-dimensional model of grandiose narcissism.’ Applied Psychology Bulletin *. [online first]
    • Back M D. . ‘Editorial: Continued Quality, Openness, and Curiosity at the European Journal of Personality.’ European Journal of Personality 32: 3–5.
    • Hirschmüller S, Schmukle S C, Krause S, Back M D, Egloff B. . ‘Accuracy of self-esteem judgments at zero acquaintance.’ Journal of Personality 86: 308–319.
    • Humberg S C, Dufner M, Schönbrodt F D, Geukes K, Huttemann R, Van Zalk M, Denissen J J A, Nestler S, Back M D. . ‘Enhanced versus simply positive: A new condition-based regression analysis to dis-entangle effects of self-enhancement from effects of positivity of self-view.’ Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 114: 303–322.
    • Humberg S, Dufner M, Schönbrodt F D, Geukes K, Hutteman R, Küfner A C P, van Zalk M H W, Denissen J J A, Nestler S, Back M D. . ‘Is accurate, positive, or inflated self-perception most advantageous for psychological adjustment? A competitive test of key hypotheses.’ Journal of Personality and Social Psychology *.
    • Back M D. . ‘The structure and dynamics of (research on) personality and personality disorders: A Joint Journey.’ European Journal of Personality 32.
    • Humberg Sarah, Dufner Michael, Schönbrodt Felix, Geukes Katharina, Hutteman Roos, van Zalk Maarten, Denissen Jaap, Nestler Steffen, Back Mitja. . Why Condition-Based Regression Analysis (CRA) is Indeed a Valid Test of Self-Enhancement Effects: A Response to Krueger et al. (2017).’ Collabra: Psychology 4, No. 1. doi: 10.1525/collabra.137.
    • Breil S M, Back M D. . ‘What is measured within an assessment center: A detailed investigation of underlying cues.’ The Brunswik Society Newsletter 33: 7–9.
    • Nestler S, Geukes K, Back M D. . ‘Modeling intraindividual variability in three-level models.’ Methodology 14(3).
    • Breil S M, Geukes K, Back M D. . ‘Using situational judgment tests and assessment centres in personality psychology: Three suggestions.’ European Journal of Personality 31: 442–443.
    • Geukes K, Back M D. . ‘Towards a process-based understanding of personality structure, development, consequences, and assessment: Systemizing personality processes into state domains and sequences.European Journal of Personality 31: 543–545.
    • Grosz M P, Loesch T, Back M D. . ‘The Narcissism overclaiming link revisited.’ Journal of Research in Personality 70: 134–138.
    • Mahmoodi J, Leckelt M, van Zalk M W H, Geukes K, Back M D. . ‘Big Data approaches in social and behavioral science: Four key trade-offs and a call for integration.Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 18: 57–62.
    • Hirschmüller S, Schmukle S C, Krause S, Back M D Egloff B. . ‘Accuracy of self-esteem judgments at zero acquaintance.Journal of Personality 2017. [online first]
    • Wurst S. N., Gerlach T. M., Dufner M., Rauthmann J. F., Grosz M. P., Küfner A. C. P., Denissen J. J. A., Back M. D. . ‘Narcissism and romantic relationships: The differential impact of narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry.Journal of Personality and Social Psychology N.N.
    • Back M. D. . ‘Editorial.European Journal of Personality N.N.
    • Nestler S., Leckelt M., Back M. D., von der Beck I., Cress U., Oeberst A. . ‘Produktion von naturwissenschaftlichen Informationen im Internet am Beispiel von Wikipedia.Psychologische Rundschau 68: 172–176.
    • Leckelt M., Wetzel E., Gerlach T. M., Ackerman R. A., Miller J. D., Chopik W. J., Penke L., Geukes K., Küfner A. C. P., Hutteman R., Richter D., Renner K.-H., Allroggen M., Brecheen C., Campbell W. K., Grossmann I., Back M. D. . ‘Validation of the Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire short scale (NARQ-S) in convenience and representative samples.Psychological Assessment N.N. [online first]
    • Humberg S., Dufner M., Schönbrodt F. D., Geukes K., Hutteman R., van Zalk M. H. W., Denissen J. J. A., Nestler, S., Back M. D. . ‘Enhanced versus simply positive: A new condition-based regression analysis to disentangle effects of self-enhancement from effects of positivity of self-view.Journal of Personality and Social Psychology N.N. [online first]
    • Geukes K., van Zalk M. H. W., Back M. D. . ‘Understanding Personality Development: An Integrative State Process Model.International Journal of Behavioral Development. N.N. [online first]
    • Geukes K., Nestler S., Hutteman R., Küfner A. C. P., Back M. D. . ‘Trait Personality and State Variability: Predicting Individual Differences in Within- and Cross-Context Fluctuations in Affect, Self-Evaluations, and Behavior in Everyday Life.Journal of Research in Personality 69: 124–138.
    • Geukes K, Nestler S, Hutteman R, Dufner M, Küfner A C P, Egloff B, Denissen J J A, Back M D. . ‘Puffed up but shaky selves: State self-esteem level and variability in narcissists.Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 112: 769–786. doi: 10.1037/pspp0000093.
    • Morf C. C., Schürch E., Küfner A., Siegrist P., Vater A., Back M., Mestel R., Schröder-Abé M. . ‘Expanding the nomological net of the Pathological Narcissism Inventory: German validation and extension in a clinical inpatient sample.Assessment. 24: 419–443.
    • Nestler S., Back M. D. . ‘Using cross-classified structural equations models to examine the accuracy of personality judgments.Psychometrika. 82: 475–497.
    • Hellmann J H, Knausenberger J, Echterhoff G, Back M D. . „Woher kommt die Angst vor Fremden und einer sogenannten Islamisierung?Pax Christi-Korrespondenz 8: 13–21.
    • Nestler S, Geukes K, Hutteman R, Back M D. . ‘Tackling longitudinal round-robin data: A Social Relations Growth Model.’ Psychometrika 82: 1162–1181.
    • Nestler S, Geukes K, Huttemann R, Back M D. . ‘Tackling longitudinal round-robin data: The Social Relations Growth Model.’ Psychometrika 82: 1162–1181.
    • Wetzel E., Leckelt M., Gerlach T. M., Back M. D. . ‘Distinguishing subgroups of narcissists with latent class analysis.European Journal of Personality 30.
    • Krause S., Back M. D., Egloff B., Schmukle S. C. . ‘Predicting self-confident behavior with implicit and explicit self-esteem measures.European Journal of Personality 30.
    • Allroggen M., Back M. D., Plener P. L. . „Kinder an die Macht? – Machiavellismus im Kindes- und Jugendalter.“ Zeitschrift für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie und Psychotherapie 44.
    • Leckelt M., Back M. D., Foster J. D., Hutteman R., Jaeger G., McCain J., Twenge J. M., Campbell W. K. . ‘Entering adulthood in a recession tempers later narcissism – But only in men.Journal of Research in Personality 60: 8–11.
    • Hutteman R., Nestler S., Wagner J., Egloff B., Back M. D. . ‘Wherever I may roam: Processes of self-esteem development from adolescence to emerging adulthood in the context of international student exchange.Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 2015.
    • Carey A. L., Brucks M., Küfner A. C. P., Holtzman N. S., Deters F. g., Back M. D., Donnellan M. B., Pennebaker J. W., Mehl M. R. . ‘Narcissism and the Use of Personal Pronouns Revisited.Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 2015.
    • Küfner A. C. P., Dufner M., Back M. D. . „Das Dreckige Dutzend und die Niederträchtigen Neun – Kurzskalen zur Erfassung von Narzissmus, Machiavellismus und Psychopathie.Diagnostica 2015.
    • Hirschmüller S., Egloff B., Schmukle S. C., Nestler S. Back M. D. . ‘Accurate Judgments of Neuroticism at Zero Acquaintance: A Question of Relevance.Journal of Personality 2015.
    • Nestler S., Back M. D. . ‘Cross-Classified Structural Equation Models for the Analysis of Lens Model Data.The Brunswik Society Newsletter 30.
    • Hirschmüller S., Egloff B., Schmukle S. C., Nestler S. Back M. D. . ‘Accurate Judgments of Neuroticism at Zero Acquaintance: A Question of Relevance.Journal of Personality 83.
    • Back M. D. . ‘Editorial. Opening the process-black box: Mechanisms underlying the social consequences of personality.European Journal of Personality 2015.
    • Back M. D., Vazire S. . ‘The social consequences of personality: Six suggestions for future research. .’ European Journal of Personality 2015.
    • Geukes K., Back M. D. . ‘Beyond cross-role self-concepts: Contextualized personality in action.European Journal of Personality 2015.
    • Grosz M. P., Dufner M., Back M. D., Denissen J. J. A. . ‘Who is open to a narcissistic romantic partner? The roles of sensation seeking, trait anxiety, and similarity.Journal of Research in Personality 2015.
    • Lawless DesJardins N. M., Srivastava S., Küfner A. C. P., Back M. D. . ‘Who attains status? Similarities and differences across social contexts.Social Psychological and Personality Science 2015.
    • Leckelt M., Küfner A. C. P., Nestler S., Back M. D. . ‘Behavioral processes underlying the decline of narcissists’ popularity over time.Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 2015.
    • Nestler S., Thielsch M., Vasilev E., Back M. D. . ‘Will they stay or will they go? Personality predictors of dropout in an online study.International Journal of Internet Science 2015.
    • Dufner M., Egloff B., Hausmann C., Wendland L.-M., Neyer F. J., Back M. D. . ‘Narcissistic tendencies among actors: Craving for admiration, but not at the cost of others.Social Psychological and Personality Science 2014.
    • Hirschmüller S., Egloff B., Schmukle S. C., Nestler S., Back M. D. . ‘A lens model approach to accurate personality judgments: The case of neuroticism and situational relevance.The Brunswik Society Newsletter 2014, No. 29: 27–29.
    • Krause S., Back M. D., Egloff B., Schmukle S. C. . ‘Implicit interpersonal attraction in small groups: Automatically activated evaluations predict actual behavior toward social partners. .’ Social Psychological and Personality Science N.N.
    • Stopfer J. M., Egloff B., Nestler S. Back M. D. . ‘Personality expression and impression formation in Online Social Networks: An integrative approach to understanding the processes of accuracy, impression management, and meta-accuracy. .’ European Journal of Personality 28: 73–94.
    • Stopfer, J. M., Egloff, B., Nestler, S., Back, M. D. . ‘Using lens model analysis to understand impression formation in online social networks.The Brunswik Society Newsletter 28: 48–50.
    • Back M. D., Küfner A. C. P., Dufner M., Gerlach T. M., Rauthmann J. F., Denissen J. J. A. . ‘Narcissistic admiration and rivalry: Disentangling the bright and dark sides of narcissism. .’ Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 105: 1013–1037.
    • Stopfer J. M., Egloff B., Nestler S. Back M. D. . ‘Being popular in online social networks: How agentic, communal, and creativity traits relate to judgments of status and liking.Journal of Research in Personality 47: 592–598.
    • Hirschmüller S., Egloff B., Nestler S., Back M.D. . ‘The dual lens model: A comprehensive framework for understanding self-other agreement of personality judgments at zero acquaintance. .’ Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 104: 335–353.
    • Nestler S., Back M.D. . ‘Applications and extensions of the lens model to understand interpersonal judgments at zero acquaintance.Current Directions in Psychological Science 22: 374–379.
    • Küfner, A. C. P., Nestler, S., Back M. D. . ‘The two pathways to being an (un-)popular narcissist.’ Journal of Personality 81: 184–195.
    • Schönbrodt F. D., Back M. D., Schmukle S. C. . ‘TripleR: An R package for social relations analyses based on round robin designs.Behavior Research Methods 44: 455–470.
    • Krause, S., Back, M. D., Egloff, B. Schmukle, S. C. . ‘A new reliable and valid tool for measuring implicit self-esteem: The response-window affective priming task.European Journal of Psychological Assessment 28: 87–94.
    • Nestler, S., Egloff, B., Küfner, A. C. P., Back, M. D. . ‘An integrative lens model approach to bias and accuracy in human inferences: Hindsight effects and knowledge updating in personality judgments.’ Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 103: 698–717.
    • Nestler S. Back M.D. . ‘Applications and extensions of lens model analyses in personality psychology.The Brunswik Society Newsletter 27.
    • Krause S., Back M. D., Egloff B., Schmukle S. C. . ‘Reliability of implicit self-esteem measures revisited.European Journal of Personality 25: 239–251.
    • Back M. D., Schmukle S. C., Egloff B. . ‘A closer look at first sight: Social relations lens model analyses of personality and interpersonal attraction at zero acqaintance.European Journal of Personality 25: 225–238.
    • Back M. D., Penke L., Schmukle S. C., Sachse K., Borkenau P., Asendorpf J. B. . ‘Why mate choices are not as reciprocal as we assume: The role of personality, flirting, and physical attractiveness.European Journal of Personality 25: 120–132.
    • Back M. D., Penke L., Schmukle S. C., Asedorpf J. B. . ‘Knowing your own mate value: Sex-specific personality effects on the accuracy of expected mate choices.Psychological Science 22: 984–989.
    • Back M. D., Baumert A., Denissen J. J. A., Hartung F.-M., Penke L., Schmukle S. C., Schönbrodt F. D., Schröder-Abé M., Vollmann M., Wagner J., Wrzus C. . ‘PERSOC: A unified framework for understanding the dynamic interplay of personality and social relationshiop.European Journal of Personality 25: 90–107.
    • Asendorpf J. B., Penke L., Back M. D. . ‘From dating to mating and relating: Predictors of initial and long-term outcomes of speed-dating in a community sample.European Journal of Personality 25: 16–30.
    • Nestler S., Back M. D., Egloff B. . „Psychometrische Eigenschaften zweier Skalen zur Erfassung interindividueller Unterschiede in der Präferenz zum Alleinsein.Diagnostica 57: 57–67.
    • Back M. D., Küfner A. C. P., Egloff B. . ‘"Automatic or the people?" Anger on September 11, 2001, and lessons learned for the analysis of large digital data sets.Psychological Science 22: 837–838.
    • Stopfer J.M., Back M.D., Egloff B. . „Persönlichkeit 2.0: Genauigkeit von Persönlichkeitsurteilen andhand von Online-Social Network-Profilen.Datenschutz und Datensicherheit - DuD 34: 459–462.
    • Back M. D, Stopfer J. M., Vazire S., Gaddis S., Schmukle S. C., Egloff B., Gosling S. D. . ‘Facebook profiles reflect actual personality, not self-idealization.Psychological Science 21: 372–374.
    • Back M. D., Schmukle S. C., Egloff B. . ‘Why are narcissists so charming at first sight? Decoding the narcissism-popularity link at zero acquaintance.Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 98: 132–145.
    • Back M. D., Kenny D. A. . ‘The Social Relations Model: How to understand dyadic processes.Social and Personality Psychological Compass 4: 855–870.
    • Küfner A. C. P., Back M. D., Nestler S., Egloff B. . ‘Tell me a story and I will tell you who you are! Lens model analyses of personality and creative writing.Journal of Research in Personality 44: 427–435.
    • Back M. D., Küfner A. C. P., Egloff B. . ‘The emotional timeline of September 11, 2001.Psychological Science 21: 1417–1419.
    • Back M. D., Schmukle S. C., Egloff B. . ‘Predicting actual behavior from the explicit and implicit self-concept of personality.Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 97: 533–548.
    • Back M. D., Krause S., Hirschmüller S., Stopfer J. M., Egloff B., Schmukle S. C. . ‘Unraveling the three faces of self-esteem: A new information-processing sociometer perspective. .’ Journal of Research in Personality 43: 933–937.
    • Back, M. D., Egloff B. . ‘Yes we can! A plea for direct behavioral observation in personality research.European Journal of Personality 23: 403–405.
    • Schmukle S. C., Back M. D., Egloff B. . ‘Validity of the five-factor model for the implicit self-concept of personality. .’ European Journal of Psychological Assessment 24: 263–272.
    • Back M. D., Schmukle S. C., Egloff B. . ‘How extraverted is honey.bunny77@hotmail.de? Inferring personality traits from email addresses.Journal of Research in Personality 42: 1116–1122.
    • Back M. D., Schmukle S. C., Egloff B. . ‘Becoming friends by chance. .’ Psychological Science 19: 439–440.
    • Schmukle S. C., Liesenfeld S., Back M. D., Egloff B. . ‘Second to fourth digit ratios and the implicit gender self-concept.Personality and Individual Differences 43: 1267–1277.
    • Back M. D., Schmukle S. C., Egloff B. . ‘Who is late and who is early? Big Five personality factors and punctuality in attending psychological experiments. .’ Journal of Research in Personality 40: 841–848.
    • Back M. D., Schmukle S. C., Egloff B. . ‘Measuring task-switching ability in the Implicit Association Test.Experimental Psychology 52: 167–179. doi: 10.1027/1618-3169.52.3.167.
    Conference Contributions
    Research Articles in Edited Proceedings (Conferences)
    Posters
    Book Contributions
    Research Article (Book Contributions)
    • Grosz M P, Dufner M, Back M D. . ‘On the measurement of narcissistic admiration and rivalry.’ In Shining light on the dark side of personality: Measurement properties and theoretical advances., edited by Jonason P K, 53–62. Toronto: Hogrefe Verlag.
    • Back M D. . ‘Social interaction processes and personality.’ In The handbook of personality dynamics and processes, edited by Rauthmann J, 183–226. Elsevier.
    • Perugini M, Hagemeyer B, Wrzus C Back M D. . ‘Dual process models of personality.’ In The handbook of personality dynamics and processes., edited by Rauthmann J F, 551–577. San Diego: Elsevier.
    • Breil S M, Osterholz S, Nestler S, Back M D. . ‘Contributions of nonverbal cues to the accurate judgment of personality traits.’ In The Oxford handbook of accurate personality judgment, edited by Letzring T D, Spain J S, 195–218. Oxford University Press.
    • Osterholz S, Breil S M, Nestler S, Back M D. . ‘Lens and dual lens models.’ In The Oxford handbook of accurate personality judgment, edited by Letzring T D Spain J S, 45–60. Oxford University Press.
    • Geukes K, Morf C C, Back M D. . ‘Narcissism.’ In Encyclopedia of Sport Psychology, edited by Schinke R, Hackfort D, 375–390. Selbstverlag / Eigenverlag.
    • Geukes K, Hanrahan S, Back M D. . „Person, Situation und Person-Situation-Interaktion im Sport.“ In Sportpsychologie - Grundlagen und Anwendung, herausgegeben von Schüler J., Wegner M., Plessner H., 309–336. [online first]
    • Denissen J J A, Rauthmann J F, Back M D. . ‘European Association of Personality Psychology (EAPP).’ In Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences, edited by Zeigler-Hill V, Shackelford T K, *. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_2311-1.
    • Wurst S N Back M D. . ‘Attraction, interpersonal.’ In The Sage encyclopedia of lifespan human development, edited by Bornstein M H, 184–186. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
    • Back M D, Küfner A C P, Leckelt M. . ‘Early impressions of grandiose narcissists: A dual-pathway perspective.’ In The Handbook of trait narcissism: Key advances, research methods, and controversies, edited by Hermann A D, Brunell A, Foster J, –. New York: Springer Publishing. [online first]
    • Back M D, Morf C C. . ‘Narcissism.’ In Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences, edited by Zeigler-Hill V, Shackelford T K, *. New York: Springer VDI Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_704-1.
    • Back M D. . ‘The Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Concept.’ In The Handbook of trait narcissism: Key advances, research methods, and controversies., edited by Hermann A D, Brunell A, Foster J, *. New York: Springer Publishing. [online first]
    • Back M Nestler S. . ‘Dual-process approaches to personality.’ In Reflective and impulsive determinants of human behavior, edited by Deutsch R, Gawronski B, Hofmann W, 137–154. New York: Routledge.
    • Leising D Back M D. . ‘Person perception and accuracy.’ In Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences, edited by Zeigler-Hill V Shackelford T K, xx–xx. New York: Springer VDI Verlag. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_707-1.
    • Geukes K, van Zalk M H W, Back M D. . ‘Analyzing Processes in Personality Development.’ In Personality development across the lifespan, edited by Specht J, 455–472. San Diego: Elsevier.
    • Back M D. . ‘Back, Mitja.’ In Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences, edited by Zeigler-Hill V, Shackelford T, xxx. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_2133-1.
    • Oeberst A, Cress U, Back M D Nestler S. . ‘Individual versus collaborative information processing: The case of biases in Wikipedia.’ In Mass collaboration and Education, edited by Cress U, Jeong H Moskaliuk J, 165–185. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
    • Back M D Nestler S. . ‘Accuracy of Judging Personality.’ In The social psychology of perceiving others accurately, edited by Hall A, Schmid Mast M West T V, 98–124. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    • Zimmermann J, Hutteman R, Nestler S, Neyer F J Back M D. . „Und wenn Sie zurückkommen, sind Sie plötzlich erwachsen? Auslandserfahrungen als Kontext der Persönlichkeitsentwicklung.In Forum Jugendarbeit International, herausgegeben von Fachstelle für Internationale Jugendarbeit der Bundesrepublik Deutschland e.V., 203–213. Bonn: IJAB-Verlag.
    • von der Beck I, Oeberst A, Cress U, Back M D Nestler S. . „Hätte die Geschichte auch anders verlaufen können? Der Rückschaufehler zu Ereignissen in Wikipedia.In Wikipedia und Geschichtswissenschaft, herausgegeben von Wozniak T, Rohwedder U Nemitz J, 155–174. Oldenbourg: De Gruyter.
    • Back M. D., Vazire S. . ‘Knowing our Personality.’ In Handbook of Self Knowledge, edited by Vazire S., Wilson T. D., 131–156. New York: Guilford.
    Review Articles (Book Contributions)
    • Schlipphak, B. Back, M. D. . ‘Konflikte um Identität in Europa – eine empirische Bestandsaufnahme.’ In Repräsentation – Identität – Beteiligung. Zum Zustand und Wandel der Demokratie., edited by Kneip, S. Rasemann, C., 241–255. Bonn: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung.

    Working Papers

  • Supervised Doctoral Studies

    Bollwerk, Michael Perceived Societal Marginalization: Scale Development Latent Subgroups, and Political Outcomes
    Leckelt, MariusSocial Consequences of Narcissism: Moderating Factors and Mediating Processes
    Wurst, StefanieProcesses of Dating and Mate Selection in Initial Romantic Encounters and Beyond