Accuracy and bias in perceptions of partner behavior in relationships of narcissists

Morf, Carolyn C.; Torchetti, Loredana (6 April 2018). Accuracy and bias in perceptions of partner behavior in relationships of narcissists (Unpublished). In: International Conference: "Between Narcissism and Entitlement - Self-enhancement in a cross-cultural perspective". Warsaw, Poland. 04.04.-06.04.2018.

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Narcissists are intent on constructing and maintaining a grandiose self that is special and superior to others. In service of this self-enhancement goal, their perceptions of others are often negatively biased. This talk presents research in progress examining how these perceptual processes play out in their romantic relationships. 86 couples completed measures of support given and received from their partners over 14 days. Results (from APIM analyses) indicated that narcissists are particularly sensitive to their partners’ shortcomings by being more accurate in detecting negative forms of support received (e.g., blaming the partner for his or her problems). Furthermore, high narcissists also showed a negative bias by underestimating the extent of altruistic support motives of their partners. Partners of narcissists, in contrast, appear to have a positive bias in ongoing relationships. They underestimated the significant amount of negative support provided by the narcissists. Results are discussed in terms of the self-regulatory goals of narcissists and their relationship partners and the possible impact of these biases on couple well-being.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Medical Education > Institute of Complementary and Integrative Medicine (IKIM)
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Personality Psychology, Differential Psychology and Diagnostics

UniBE Contributor:

Morf, Carolyn and Torchetti, Loredana

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education

Language:

English

Submitter:

Karin Dubler

Date Deposited:

16 Apr 2019 17:57

Last Modified:

16 Apr 2019 17:57

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/128686

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