Professor Dr. Mitja Back

Professorship for Psychologiscal Diagnostics and Personality Psychology (Prof. Back)
Professor Dr. Mitja Back

Fliednerstr. 21, Room Fl P 2c (Pavillon 1)
48149 Münster
T: +49 251 83-34122
F: +49 251 83-31331
mitja.back@wwu.de

Consultation hours

nach Vereinbarung

External Profile:

 
  • Research Areas

    • A multisource approach to personality
    • Self-knowledge and self-enhancement
    • Accuracy of personality judgments
    • Personality and the development of social relationships
    • Personality development
    • Personality dynamics
    • Narcissism
    • Psychological Aspects of Refugee Integration (PARI)
  • CV

    Education

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

    Positions

    since
    Full Professor of Psychological Assessment and Personality Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Münster
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    Junior Professor of Personality Psychology and Psychological Assessment, Department of Psychology, University of Mainz
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    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 e.V. (DGPS)

    External functions

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

    Books (Monographs)

    • 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 M. D. . Spontane interpersonelle Attraktion und Persönlichkeit: Eine längsschnittliche Social Relations Analyse. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.

    Articles

    Research articles (journals)
    • Hellmann J H, Schlechter P, Knausenberger J, Bollwerk M, Geukes K, Back M D. . ‘Measuring perceived realistic physical threat imposed by migrants: Scale development and validation.’ European Journal of Psychological Assessment 38, No. 4: 332-342. doi: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000668.
    • Niemeyer L M, Grosz M P, Zimmermann J, Back M D. . ‘Assessing maladaptive personality in the forensic context: Development and validation of the personality inventory for DSM-5 forensic faceted brief form (PID-5-FFBF).Journal of Personality Assessment 104: 30-43. doi: 10.1080/00223891.2021.1923522.
    • Zettler I, Schild C, Lilleholt L, Kroencke L, Utesch T, Moshagen M, Böhm R, Back M D, Geukes K. . ‘The role of personality in COVID-19 related perceptions, evaluations, and behaviors: Findings across five samples, nine traits, and 17 criteria.Social Psychological and Personality Science 13: 299-310.
    • Leckelt M, König J, Richter D, Back M D, Schröder C. . ‘The personality traits of self-made and inherited millionaires.Humanities & Social Sciences Communications 9, No. 94. doi: 10.1057/s41599-022-01099-3.
    • Kroencke L, Harari G M, Back M D, Wagner J. . ‘Well-being in social interactions: Examining personality-situation dynamics in face-to-face and computer-mediated communication.Journal of Personality and Social Psychology xxx. doi: 10.31234/osf.io/g6s8f. [online first]
    • Breil S M, Lievens F, Forthmann B, Back, M D. . ‘Interpersonal behavior in assessment center role-play exercises: Investigating structure, consistency, and effectiveness.Personnel Psychology xxx. [online first]
    • Mota S, Mielke I, Kroencke L, Geukes K, Nestler S, Back M D. . ‘The daily dynamics of grandiose narcissism: Distribution, stability, and trait-relations of admiration and rivalry states and state contingencies.’ European Journal of Personality xxx. [online first]
    • Jauk E, Olaru G, Schürch E, Back M D, Morf C C. . ‘Validation of the German Five-Factor Narcissism Inventory and construction of a brief form using ant colony optimization.’ Assessment xxx. [online first]
    • Rau R, Carlson E N, Dufner M, Geukes K, Kraft L, Krause S, . . . Back M D. . ‘Positive peer perceptions over time: Personality explains variation at zero-acquaintance, popularity explains differential change.Journal of Personality and Social Psychology xxx. [online first]
    • Breil S M, Schweppe P C, Geukes K, Biesanz J C, Quintus M, Wagner J, Wrzus C, Nestler S, Back M D. . ‘The incremental validity of average states: A replication and extension of Finnigan and Vazire (2018).’ Journal of Personality and Social Psychology xxx. [online first]
    • Cannata D, Breil S M, Lepri B, Back M D, O’Hora D. . ‘Toward an Integrative Approach to Nonverbal Personality Detection: Connecting Psychological and Artificial Intelligence Research.’ Technology, Mind, and Behavior 3, No. 2. doi: 10.1037/tmb0000054.
    • 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.
    • Grosz M, Hartmann I, Dufner M, Leckelt M, Gerlach T M, Rauthmann J F, Denissen J J A, Küfner A C P, Back M D. . ‘A Process × Domain Assessment of Narcissism: The Domain-Specific Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire.’ Assessment xxx. [online first]
    • 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.
    • Bollwerk M, Schlipphak B, Back M. . ‘Development and validation of the Perceived Societal Marginalization Scale.’ European Journal of Psychological Assessment Online first. doi: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000651.
    • 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]
    • 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.
    • Haertel T M, Leckelt M, Grosz M P, Küfner A C P, Geukes K, Back M D. . ‘Pathways from narcissism to leadership emergence in social groups.’ European Journal of Personality xxx. [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.
    • Humberg S, Schönbrodt F D, Back M D & Nestler S. . ‘Cubic response surface analysis: Investigating asymmetric and level-dependent congruence effects with third-order polynomial models.Psychological Methods xxx. doi: 10.1037. [online first]
    • 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]
    • Niemeyer L M, Grosz M P, Jallalvand L, Mota S, Back M D. . ‘Toward a differentiated assessment of narcissism in forensic contexts: Validating the Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire Short Scale (NARQ-S) in a forensic sample. Assessment.psyarxiv xxx. doi: 10.31234/osf.io/u278n. [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. [accepted / in press (not yet published)]
    • 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.
    Research articles (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 / Self-publishing.
    • 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 Company. [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 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 Company. [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 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.

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