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Amy Brunell


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Amy Brunell
Assistant Professor, Psychology
The Ohio State University at Mansfield
1760 University Drive
Mansfield, OH  44906  

Office:  Ovalwood 327
Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 419-755-4119


Ph.D. (2007). University of Georgia (Social Psychology)
M.A. (2002). The College of William & Mary (General Psychology)
B.A. (2000). Muhlenberg College (Psychology & Spanish)

Research Interests

Narcissism and Social Context

Intimacy and Satisfaction in Close Relationships


Introduction to Psychology
Interpersonal Relationships
Social Psychology
The Self


Selected Publications

Brunell, A. B., Davis, M . S., Schley, D. R., Eng, A., van Dulmen, M. H. M., Wester, K. L., & Flannery, D. J. (2013). A new measure of interpersonal exploitativeness. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:299.
     •  Interpersonal Exploitativeness Scale 

Brunell, A. B., & Webster, G. D. (2013). Self-Determination and Sexual Experience in Dating Relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Jones, L. L., & Brunell, A. B. (2013). Narcissism and the self-reference effect. Memory.

Davis, M. S., & Brunell, A. B. (2012). Measuring Narcissism within Add Health: The Development and Validation of a Proxy Measure. Journal of Research in Adolescence, 22, 632-645.

Brunell, A. B., Kernis, M. H., Goldman, B. M., Heppner, W., Davis, P., Cascio, E. V., & Webster, G. D. (2010). Dispositional authenticity and romantic relationship functioning. Personality and Individual Differences, 48, 900-905. 

Webster, G. D., Brunell, A. B., & Pilkington, C. J. (2009). Individual differences in men's and women's warmth and disclosure differentially moderate couples' reciprocity in conversational disclosure. Personality and Individual Differences, 46, 292-297. 

Brunell, A. B., Gentry, W. A., Campbell, W. K., Hoffman, B. J., Kuhnert, K. W., & DeMarree, K. G. (2008). Leader emergence: The case of the narcissistic leader. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1663-1676).

Brunell, A. B., Pilkington, C. J., & Webster, G. D. (2007). Perceptions of Risk in Intimacy in Dating Couples: Conversation and Partner Perceptions. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26, 92-119.

Finkel, E. J., Campbell, W. K., Brunell, A. B., Dalton, A., Chartrand, T., & Scarbeck, S. J. (2006). High Maintenance Interaction: Insufficient Social Coordination Impairs Self-Regulation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 456-475.

Campbell, W. K., Bush, C. P., Brunell, A. B., & Shelton, J. (2005). Understanding the social costs of narcissism: The case of tragedy of the commons. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 1358-1368.


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