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Director: Dr. Joshua D. Miller

Our lab focuses on the examination of both general and pathological models of personality and their use in assessing and conceptualizing personality disorders and maladaptive behaviors. In addition to the various studies running in our lab, we often collaborate with faculty and graduate students from other UGA psychology labs.

Recent project topics:

Using trait models to understand personality disorders
Development and assessment of personality measures
Grandiose and vulnerable narcissism
Personality pathology in romantic relationships
Entitlement and narcissism
Competition and aggression
Sexism in media and aggression
Impulsivity and associated behaviors
Affective instability and its relation to trait models of personality
Perception, including self-perception and meta-perception
Measurement of the dark triad (narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism)
Social network analyses of psychological disorders