W. Keith Campbell

  • Department Head
  • Professor
  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina 1997

Assessment and Procedures

Psychological Entitlement Scale (PES, Appendix B)

Narcissistic Personality Inventory - 13

The Relationship Closeness Induction Task

Exploration Scale (Green & Campbell, 2000)


Campbell, W. K. & Miller, J. D. (2011). The handbook of narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder: Theoretical approaches, empirical findings, and treatments.  Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons.

Twenge, J. M., Campbell, W. K. (2009). The narcissism epidemic: Living in the age of entitlement. New York: Free Press.

Campbell, W. K. (2005). When you love a man who loves himself: How to deal with a one-way relationship. Chicago: Sourcebooks Casablanca. (translated into Polish, 2006)

Selected Publications

Miller, J. D., McCain, J., Lynam, D. R., Few, L. R., Gentile, B., MacKillop, J., & Campbell, W. K. (2014, April 28). A Comparison of the Criterion Validity of Popular Measures of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder via the Use of Expert Ratings. Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0036613

Twenge, J. M., Campbell, W. K., & Gentile, B. (in press). Changes in pronoun use in American books and the rise of individualism, 1960-2008. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Miller, J. D., Gentile, B., Wilson, L., & Campbell, W. K. (in press). Grandiose and vulnerable narcissism and the DSM-5 pathological personality trait model. Journal of Personality Assessment.

Twenge, J. M., Campbell, W. K. & Gentile, B. (2012). Increases in individualistic words and phrases in American books, 1960-2008. PLoS ONE.

Twenge, J. M., Campbell, W. K., & Gentile, B. (2012). Generational increases in agentic self- evaluations among American college students, 1966-2009. Self and Identity, 11, 409-427.

Twenge, J.M., Campbell, W. K., & Freeman, E. C. (2012). Generational differences in young adults’ life goals, concern for others, and civic orientation, 1966-2009. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102, 1045-1062.

Campbell, W. K., Hoffman, B. J., Campbell, S. M., & Marchisio, G. (2011). Narcissism in organizational contexts. Human Resource Management Review, 21, 268-284.

Miller, J. D., Widiger, T. A., & Campbell, W. K. (2010). Narcissistic Personality Disorder and the DSM-5. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119, 640-649.

Twenge, J. M., Abebe, E. M., & Campbell, W. K. (2010). Fitting in or standing out: Trends in American parents’ choices for children’s names, 1880-2007. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1, 19-25.

Finkel, E. J., Campbell, W. K., Buffardi, L. E., Kumashiro, M., & Rusbult, C. E. (2009). The Metamorphosis of Narcissus: Communal activation promotes relationship commitment among narcissists. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1271-1284.

Campbell, W. K., & Campbell, S. M. (2009). On the self-regulatory dynamics created by the peculiar benefits and costs of narcissism: A Contextual Reinforcement Model and examination of leadership. Self and Identity, 2-3, 214-232.

Bosson, J. K., Lakey, C. E., Campbell, W. K., Zeigler-Hill, V., Jordan, C. H., & Kernis, M. H. (2008). Untangling the Links Between Narcissism and Self esteem: A Theoretical and Empirical Review. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, 1415-1439

Buffardi, L. E., & Campbell, W. K. (2008). Narcissism and social networking websites. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1303-1324.

Krusemark, E. A., Campbell, W. K., & Clementz, B. A. (2008). Attributions, deception, and event related potentials: An investigation of the self-serving bias. Psychophysiology, 45, 511-515

Miller, J. D. & Campbell, W. K. (2008). Comparing clinical and social-personality conceptualizations of narcissism. Journal of Personality, 76, 449-476.

Twenge, J. M. & Campbell, W. K. (2008). Increases in positive self-views among high school students: Birth cohort changes in anticipated performance, self-satisfaction, self-liking, and self-competence. Psychological Science, 19, 1082-1086.

Twenge, J. M., Konrath, S., Foster, J. D., Campbell, W. K., & Bushman, B. J. (2008). Egos inflating over time: A cross-temporal meta-analysis of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory. Journal of Personality, 76, 875-902 .

Campbell, W. K., Bonacci, A. M., Shelton, J., Exline, J. J., & Bushman, B. J. (2004). Psychological entitlement: Interpersonal consequences and validation of a new self-report measure. Journal of Personality Assessment, 83, 29-45. (Paper includes Psychological Entitlement Scale (PES) in appendix) Download Here

Courses Regularly Taught

  • Social Psychology
  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Close Relationships and the Self