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A dynamic assessment of affective variability in narcissistic grandiosity and vulnerability

Choi, Youn Ji (2022) A dynamic assessment of affective variability in narcissistic grandiosity and vulnerability. Undergraduate Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Clinical theory suggests that specific emotion regulation processes underlie narcissistic grandiosity and vulnerability; however, emotional dysregulation is thought to be a general impairment that cuts across most forms of personality pathology, possibly including both narcissistic grandiosity and vulnerability. Previous research has demonstrated that ecological momentary assessment (EMA) is a promising method to capture dynamic processes in daily life, such as affective variability. Affective variability is thought to reflect, in part, emotional volatility and dysregulation. Thus, in this study we use EMA to understand the unique associations between emotional dysregulation and narcissistic grandiosity and vulnerability to further clarify the presence of different nomological networks. Affective variability in daily life was defined by the individual standard deviation (iSD) over momentary reports of positive and negative affect and individual differences in narcissistic grandiosity and vulnerability measured by the FFNI-SF and B-PNI. Results suggest that grandiosity is uniquely associated with positive affect variability and vulnerability with negative affect variability but there were notable differences across instruments.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Choi, Youn Jiygc1@pitt.eduygc1
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairWright,
Committee MemberWalker,
Committee MemberStillman,
Committee MemberKing,
Date: 23 April 2022
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 12 April 2022
Approval Date: 23 April 2022
Submission Date: 13 April 2022
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 37
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: David C. Frederick Honors College
Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Psychology
Degree: BPhil - Bachelor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Undergraduate Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Narcissism, grandiosity, vulnerability, affective variability, emotional dysregulation
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2022 16:18
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2022 16:18


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