ORCID Identifier(s)

0000-0001-6657-5323

Graduation Semester and Year

2020

Language

English

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

William Ickes

Abstract

Nemours studies over the years have provided extensive knowledge about the association between narcissism and romantic relationship initiation. With the increased interest in using online dating sites for finding sexual/romantic partners, it is important to examine the behavior of narcissistic individuals in online dating context. The current study systematically examined how grandiose and vulnerable narcissism (as measures of an inflated self-view), in conjunction with the level of self-concept clarity (as an additional measure of a fragile self-view) can influence a number of online dating behaviors (e.g., photographic self-presentation, inauthentic self-presentation, assertive self-presentation, self-disclosure, verbal behavior, derogatory behavior toward other daters after receiving romantic rejection, derogatory behavior toward the experiment/er after receiving romantic rejection, change in self-mate value after receiving romantic rejection, willingness to make a change in online dating profile after receiving romantic rejection.). Results and future directions are discussed.

Keywords

Grandiose narcissism, Vulnerable narcissism self-concept clarity, Online dating, Self-presentation, Self-disclosure, Manipulation

Disciplines

Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Comments

Degree granted by The University of Texas at Arlington

Included in

Psychology Commons

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