In Press & In Progress

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.

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.


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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