In Press & In Progress

Czarna, A. Z., Wróbel, M., Folger, L. F., Holtzman, N. S., Raley, J. R., Foster, J. D. (invited chapter, in press). Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Evolutionary Roots and Emotional Profiles. In Laith Al-Shawaf and Todd Shackelford (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Evolution and the Emotions. Oxford University Press.

Delgado, L. C. & Holtzman, N. S. (invited chapter). Self-Referential Pronouns and Individual Differences: A Critical Review of Correlates and Interventions. In Laura Paterson (Ed.). The Routledge Handbook of Pronouns.


Berry-Blunt, A. K., Holtzman, N. S., Donnellan, M. B., & Mehl, M. R. (2021). The story of “I” tracking: Psychological implications of self-referential language use. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, e12647.

Cutler, A. D., Carden, S. W., Dorough, H. L., & Holtzman, N. S. (2021). Inferring Grandiose Narcissism from Text: LIWC Versus Machine Learning. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 40(2), 260-276.

Elleman, L. G., Condon, D. M., Holtzman, N. S., Allen, V. R., & Revelle, W. (2020). Smaller is better: Associations between personality and demographics are improved by examining narrower traits and regions. Collabra: Psychology, 6(1).


Carden, S. W., Camper, T. R, & Holtzman, N. S. (2019). Cronbach’s Alpha Under Insufficient Effort Responding: An Analytic Approach. Stats, 2(1), 1-14.

Holtzman, N. S., Tackman, A. M., Carey, A. L., Brucks, M., Küfner, A. C. P., große Deters, F., Back, M.D., Donnellan, M. B., Pennebaker, J. W., Sherman, R. A., & Mehl, M. R. (2019). Linguistic Markers of Grandiose Narcissism: A LIWC Analysis of 15 Samples. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 38(5-6), 773-786.

Tackman, A. M., Sbarra, D. A., Carey, A. L., Donnellan, M. B., Horn, A. B., Holtzman, N. S., Edwards, T. S., Pennebaker, J. W. & Mehl, M. R. (2019). Depression, Negative Emotionality, and Self-Referential Language: A Multi-Lab, Multi-Measure, Multi-Language Task Research Synthesis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 116, 817-834.

Holtzman, N. S. (2018). Did narcissism evolve? In A. D. Hermann, A. B. Brunell, and J. Foster (Eds.), The Handbook of Trait Narcissism (pp. 173-181). New York: Springer.


Aftab, So., Klibert, J., Holtzman, N., Qadeer, K., & Aftab, Sa. (2017). Schemas mediate the link between procrastination and depression: Results from the United States and Pakistan. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 35(4), 329-345.

Carden, S., Holtzman, N. S., & Strube, M. J (2017). CAHOST: An Excel workbook for facilitating the Johnson-Neyman technique for two-way interactions in multiple regression. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1-7.

Edwards, T. & Holtzman, N. S. (2017). A Meta-Analysis of Correlations between Depression and First Person Singular Pronoun Use. Journal of Research in Personality, 68, 63-68.

Holtzman, N. S. & Donnellan, M. B. (2017). A simulator of the degree to which random responding leads to biases in the correlations between two individual differences. Personality and Individual Differences, 114, 187-192.

  • Download the Simulator, which is in Excel 2013: Version 1.0

Tharp, M., Holtzman, N. S., & Eadeh, F. R. (2017). Mind perception and individual differences: A replication and extension. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 39(1), 68-73.


Holtzman, N. S. & Donnellan, M. B. (2015). The roots of Narcissus: Old and new models of the evolution of narcissism. In V. Zeigler-Hill, L.L.M. Welling, & T.K. Shackelford (Eds.), Evolutionary Perspectives on Social Psychology (pp. 479-489). New York: Springer.

Carey, A. L., Brucks, M., Küfner, A. C. P., Holtzman, N. S., große Deters, F., Back, M. D., Donnellan, M. B., Pennebaker, J. W., & Mehl, M. R. (2015). Narcissism and the use of personal pronouns revisited. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109(3), e1-e15.

Holtzman, N. S., Kwong, S., & Baird, K. L. (2015). Exploring political ideologies of senators with semantic analysis tools: Further validation of CASS. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 34(2), 200-212.

Holtzman, N. S. & Senne, A. L. (2014). Fast and slow sexual strategies are not opposites: Implications for personality and psychopathology. Psychological Inquiry, 25, 337-340.

2012 – 2013

Holtzman, N. S. & Strube, M. J (2013). Above and beyond short-term mating, long-term mating is uniquely tied to human personality. Evolutionary Psychology, 11(5), 1101-1129.

Holtzman, N. S. & Strube, M. J (2013). People with dark personalities tend to create a physically attractive veneer. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4(4), 461-467.

2010 – 2011

Holtzman, N. S. (2011). Facing a psychopath: Detecting the dark triad of personality from emotionally-neutral faces, using prototypes from the Personality Faceaurus. Journal of Research in Personality, 45(6), 648-654.

Holtzman, N. S., Augustine, A. A, Senne, A. L. (2011). Are pro-social or socially aversive people more physically symmetrical? Symmetry in relation to over 200 personality variables. Journal of Research in Personality, 45(6), 687-691.

Gosling, S. D., Augustine, A. A., Vazire, S., Holtzman, N., & Gaddis, S. (2011). Manifestations of personality in online social networks: Self-reported Facebook-related behaviors and observable profile information. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 14(9), 483-488.

Holtzman, N. S., Strube, M. J (2011). The intertwined evolution of narcissism and short-term mating: An emerging hypothesis. In W. K. Campbell & J. D. Miller (Eds.), The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Theoretical Approaches, Empirical Findings and Treatments (pp. 210-220). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Holtzman, N. S., Schott, J. P., Jones, M. N., Balota, D. A., & Yarkoni, T. (2011). Exploring media bias with semantic analysis tools: Validation of the Contrast Analysis of Semantic Similarity (CASS). Behavior Research Methods, 43(1), 193-200.

Holtzman, N. S., Vazire, S., & Mehl, M. R. (2010). Sounds like a narcissist: Behavioral manifestations of narcissism in everyday life. Journal of Research in Personality, 44(4), 478-484.

Holtzman, N. S., Strube, M. J (2010). Narcissism and attractiveness. Journal of Research in Personality44(1), 133-136.

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