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Prof. Dr. Jochen E. Gebauer

Prof. Dr. Jochen E. Gebauer
Heisenberg-Professor for Cross-Cultural Social and Personality Psychology
University of Mannheim
School of Social Sciences
A 5, 6
Building A – Room A 308
68159 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-2826
+49 621 181-2803
E-mail: Jochen.Gebauer(at)uni-mannheim.de
  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Research Interests

    • Content of self: Agency & communion
    • Valence of self: Self-esteem & narcissism
    • Motives of the self: Social inclusion & self-enhancement
  • Publications

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    Shared first authorship
    First authorship by a PostDoc under my primary/sole supervision
    First authorship by a graduate student under my primary/sole supervision

    ***Entringer, T. M., Gebauer, J. E., Eck, J., Bleidorn, W., Rentfrow, P. J., Potter, J., & Gosling, S. D. (in press). Big Five facets and religiosity: Three large-scale, cross-cultural, theory-driven, and process-attentive tests. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000364

    Jonason, P. K., Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Piotrowski, J., Sedikides, C., Campbell, K. W., Gebauer, J. E., [...], & Yahiiaev, I. (in press). Country-level correlates of the Dark Triad traits in 49 countries. Journal of Personality. https://doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12569

    Rau, R., Carlson, E. N., Back, M. D., Barranti, M., Gebauer, J. E., Human, L. J., Leising, D., & Nestler, S. (in press). 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. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000278

    Rogoza, R., Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Jonason, P. K., Piotrowski, J., Campbell, K. W., Gebauer, J. E., [...], & Włodarczyk, A. (in press). Structure of Dark Triad Dirty Dozen across eight world regions. Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191120922611

    Ebert, T., Gebauer, J. E., Talman, J. R., & Rentfrow, P. J. (2020). Religious people only live longer in religious cultural contexts: A gravestone analysis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 119(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1037/pspa0000187

    Gebauer, J. E., Eck, J., Entringer, T. M., Bleidorn, W., Rentfrow, P. J., Potter, J., & Gosling, S. D. (2020). The well-being benefits of person-culture match are contingent on basic personality traits. Psychological Science, 31(10), 1283-1293. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797620951115

    Joshanloo, M., & Gebauer, J. E. (2020). Religiosity’s nomological network and temporal change: Introducing an extensive country-level religiosity index based on Gallup World Poll Data. European Psychologist, 25(1), 26-40. https://doi.org/10.1027/1016-9040/a000382

    Dufner, M., Gebauer, J. E., Sedikides, C., & Denissen, J. J. A. (2019). Self-enhancement and psycholgical adjustment: A meta-analytic review. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 23, 48-72. doi:10.1177/1088868318756467

    ***Nehrlich, A. D., Gebauer, J. E., Sedikides, C., & Abele, A. E. (2019). Individual self > relational self > collective self―but why? Processes driving the self-hierarchy in self- and person-perception. Journal of Personality, 87, 212-230. doi:10.1111/jopy.12384

    ***Nehrlich, A. D., Gebauer, J. E., Sedikides, C., & Schoel, C. (2019). Agentic narcissism, communal narcissism, and prosociality. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 117, 142-165. doi:10.1037/pspp0000190

    *Rentzsch, K., & Gebauer, J. E. (2019). On the popularity of agentic and communal narcissists: The tit-for-tat hypothesis. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 45, 1365-1377. doi:10.1177/0146167218824359

    Vogel, T., Hütter, M., & Gebauer, J. E. (2019). Is evaluative conditioning moderated by Big Five personality traits? Social Psychological and Personality Science, 10, 94-102. doi:10.1177/1948550617740193

    Blaison, C., Gebauer, J. E., Gollwitzer, M., Schott, F., Kastendieck, T. M., & Hess, U. (2018). On the combined influence of attractive and unattractive locations on the surroundings. Environment and Behavior, 50, 947-974. doi:10.1177/0013916517722178

    Dentale, F., Vecchione, M., Gebauer, J. E., & Barbaranelli, C. (2018). Measuring automatic value orientations: The Achievement-Benevolence Implicit Association Test. British Journal of Social Psychology, 57, 210-229. doi:10.1111/bjso.12229

    Gebauer, J. E., Nehrlich, A. D., Stahlberg, D., Sedikides, C., Hackenschmidt, A., Schick, D., Stegmaier, C. A., Windfelder, C. C., Bruk, A., & Mander, J. (2018). Mind-body practices and the self: Yoga and meditation do not quiet the ego, but instead boost self-enhancement. Psychological Science, 29, 1299-1308. doi:10.1177/09567976187646

    Gebauer, J. E., & Sedikides, C. (2018). Agency and communion in grandiose narcissism. In A. E. Abele & B. Wojciszke (Eds.), Agency and communion in social psychology (pp. 90-102). London, UK: Routledge.

    Gebauer, J. E., & Sedikides, C. (2018). Communal narcissism: On the theoretical and empirical support for a new form of grandiose narcissism. In A. D. Hermann, A. Brunell, & J. Foster (Eds.), The handbook of trait narcissism: Key advances, research methods, and controversies (pp. 69-78). New York, NY: Springer.

    Gebauer, J. E., Sedikides, C., & Schrade, A. (2017). Christian self-enhancement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113, 789-809. doi:10.1037/pspp0000140

    Gebauer, J. E., Sedikides, C., Schönbrodt, F. D., Bleidorn, W., Rentfrow, P. J., Potter, J., & Gosling, S. D. (2017). The religiosity as social value hypothesis: A multi-method replication and extension across 65 countries and three levels of spatial aggregation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113, e18-e39. doi:10.1037/pspp0000104

    Bleidorn, W., Arslan, R., Denissen, J. J. A., Rentfrow, P. J., Gebauer, J. E., Potter, J., & Gosling, S. D. (2016). Age and gender differences in self-esteem – A cross-cultural window. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 111, 396-410. doi:10.1037/pspp0000078

    Bleidorn, W., Schönbrodt, F., Gebauer, J. E., Rentfrow, P. J., Potter, J., & Gosling, S. D. (2016). To live among like-minded others: Exploring the links between person-city personality fit and self-esteem. Psychological Science, 27, 419-427 . doi:10.1177/0956797615627133

    Dufner, M., Leising, D., & Gebauer, J. E. (2016). Which basic rules underlie social judgments? Agency follows a zero-sum principle and communion follows a non-zero-sum principle. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42, 677-687. doi:10.1177/0146167216640902

    von Glischinski, M., Teismann, T., Prinz, S., Gebauer, J. E., & Hirschfeld, G. (2016). Depressive Symptom Inventory Suicidality subscale: Optimal cut points for clinical and non-clinical samples. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 23, 543-549. doi:10.1002/cpp.2007

    Frimer, J. A., Aquino, K., Gebauer, J. E., Zhu, L., & Oakes, H. (2015). A decline in prosocial language helps explain public disapproval of the U.S. congress. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112, 6591-6594. doi:10.1073/pnas.1500355112

    Gebauer, J. E., Sedikides, C., Leary, M. R., & Asendorpf, J. B. (2015). Lay beliefs in true altruism versus universal egoism. In C. B. Miller, R. M. Furr, A. Knobel, & W. Fleeson (Eds.), Character: New directions from philosophy, psychology, and theology (pp. 75-99). Oxford, UK: Oxford Press.

    Gebauer, J. E., Sedikides, C., Wagner, J., Bleidorn, W., Rentfrow, P. J., Potter, J., & Gosling, S. D. (2015). Cultural norm fulfillment, interpersonal belonging, or getting ahead? A large-scale cross-cultural test of three perspectives on the function of self-esteem. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109, 526-548. doi:10.1037/pspp0000052

    Hart, C. M., Ritchie, T. D., Hepper, E. G., & Gebauer, J. E. (2015). The Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding Short Form (BIDR-16). SAGE Open, 1-9. doi:10.1177/2158244015621113

    Gebauer, J. E., Baumeister, R. F., Sedikides, C., & Neberich, W. (2014). Satisfaction-adaptation principles in sexual desire: Exploring gender differences across the lifespan. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 176-184. doi:10.1177/1948550613490970

    Gebauer, J. E., Bleidorn, W., Gosling, S. D., Rentfrow, P. J., Lamb, M. E., & Potter, J. (2014). Cross-cultural variations in Big Five relationships with religiosity: A sociocultural motives perspective. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 107, 1064-1091. doi:10.1037/a0037683

    Gebauer, J. E., Sedikides, C., Lüdtke, O., & Neberich, W. (2014). Agency-communion and interest in prosocial behavior: Social motives for assimilation and contrast explain sociocultural inconsistencies. Journal of Personality, 82, 452-466. doi:10.1111/jopy.12076

    Hepper, E. G., Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., Ritchie, T. D., Yung, Y.-F., Hansen, N., Abakoumkin, G., Arikan, G., Cisek, S. Z., Demassosso, D. B., Gebauer, J. E., Gerber, J. P., González, R., Kusumi, T., Misra, G., Rusu, M., Ryan, O., Stephan, E., Vingerhoets, A. J. J., & Zhou, X. (2014). Pancultural nostalgia: Prototypical conceptions across cultures. Emotion, 14, 733-747. doi:10.1037/a0036790

    Sedikides, C., & Gebauer, J. E. (2014). Religion and the self. In V. Saroglou (Ed.), Religion, personality, and social behavior (pp. 46-70). New York, NY: Psychology Press.

    Gebauer, J. E., Haddock, G., Broemer, P., & von Hecker, U. (2013). The role of semantic self-perceptions in temporal distance perceptions toward autobiographical events: The semantic congruence model. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, 852-872. doi:10.1037/a0033482

    Gebauer, J. E., Maio, G. R., & Pakizeh, A. (2013). Feeling torn when everything seems right: Semantic incongruence causes felt ambivalence. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 777-791. doi:10.1177/0146167213481679

    Gebauer, J. E., Nehrlich, A. D., Sedikides, C., & Neberich, W. (2013). The psychological benefits of income are contingent on individual-level and culture-level religiosity. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 569-578. doi:10.1177/1948550612469819

    Gebauer, J. E., Paulhus, D. L., & Neberich, W. (2013). Big Two personality and religiosity across cultures: Communals as religious conformists and agentics as religious contrarians. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 21-30. doi:10.1177/1948550612442553

    Gebauer, J. E., Wagner, J., Sedikides, C., & Neberich, W. (2013), Agency-communion and self-esteem relations are moderated by culture, religiosity, age, and sex: Evidence for the “Self-Centrality Breeds Self-Enhancement” principle. Journal of Personality, 81, 261–275. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2012.00807.x

    Sedikides, C., Gaertner, L., Luke, M. A., O’Mara, E. M., & Gebauer, J. E. (2013). A three-tier hierarchy of self-potency: Individual self, relational self, collective self. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 42, 319-373. ISBN: 978-0-12-407188-9

    Gebauer, J. E., Göritz, A. S., Hofmann, W., & Sedikides, C. (2012). Self-love or other-love? Explicit other-preference but implicit self-preference. PLos One, 7, e41789. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041789

    Gebauer, J. E., Leary, M. R., & Neberich, W. (2012). Big Two personality and Big Three mate preferences: Similarity attracts, but country-level mate preferences crucially matter. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, 1579-1593. doi:10.1177/0146167212456300

    Gebauer, J. E., Leary, M. R., & Neberich, W. (2012). Unfortunate first names: Effects of name-based relational devaluation and interpersonal neglect. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3, 590-596. doi:10.1177/1948550611431644

    Gebauer, J. E., & Maio, G. R. (2012). The need to belong can motivate belief in God. Journal of Personality, 80, 465-501. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2011.00730.x

    Gebauer, J. E., Sedikides, C., & Neberich, W. (2012). Religiosity, social self-esteem, and psychological adjustment: On the cross-cultural specificity of the psychological benefits of religiosity. Psychological Science, 23, 158-160. doi:10.1177/0956797611427045

    Gebauer, J. E., Sedikides, C., Verplanken, B., & Maio, G. R. (2012). Communal narcissism. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103, 854-878. doi:10.1037/a0029629

    Haddock, G., & Gebauer, J. E. (2011). Defensive self-esteem impacts attention, attitude strength, and self-affirmation processes. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, 1276-1284. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2011.05.020

    Gregg, A. P., Sedikides, C., & Gebauer, J. E. (2011). Dynamics of identity: Between self-enhancement and self-assessment. In S. J. Schwartz, K. Luyckx, & V. L. Vignoles (Eds.), Handbook of identity theory and research (Vol. 1, pp. 305-327). New York, NY: Springer. ISBN: 978-1-4419-7987-2

    *Sedikides, C., & Gebauer, J. E. (2010). Religiosity as self-enhancement: A meta-analysis of the relation between socially desirable responding and religiosity. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 14, 17-36. doi:10.1177/1088868309351002

    Gebauer, J. E., Broemer, P., Haddock, G., & von Hecker, U. (2008). Inclusion-exclusion of positive and negative past selves: Mood congruence as information. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, 470-487. doi:10.1037/a0012543

    Gebauer, J. E., Riketta, M., Broemer, P., & Maio, G. R. (2008). “How much do you like your name?” An implicit measure of global self-esteem. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, 1346–1354. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2008.03.016

    Gebauer, J. E., Riketta, M., Broemer, P., & Maio, G. R. (2008). Pleasure and pressure based prosocial motivation: Divergent relationships to subjective well-being. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 399-420. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2007.07.002

    Broemer, P., Grabowski, A., Gebauer, J. E., Ermel, O., & Diehl, M. (2008). How temporal distance from past selves influences self-perception. European Journal of Social Psychology, 38, 697-714. doi:10.1002/ejsp.469

    Pakizeh, A., Gebauer, J. E., & Maio, G. R. (2007). Basic human values: Inter-value structure in memory. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, 458-465. doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2006.04.007

    Bernard, M., Gebauer, J. E., & Maio, G. R. (2006). Cultural estrangement: The role of personal and societal value discrepancies. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 78-92. doi:10.1177/0146167205279908