The Ohio State University at Mansfield

Amy Brunell

Contact Information

Amy Brunell
Associate Professor of Psychology and Program Coordinator
The Ohio State University at Mansfield
1760 University Drive
Mansfield, OH 44906

Office: Ovalwood 327
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., *Robison, J., *Deems, N.P., & Okdie, B.M. (2018) Are Narcissists More Attracted to People in Relationships Than to People Not in Relationships? PLOS One. (IF= 2.806)

Brunell, A. B., & Buelow, M. T. (2018). Homogenous scales of narcissism: Using the Psychological Entitlement Scale, Interpersonal Exploitativeness Scale, and Narcissistic Grandiosity Scale to study narcissism. Personality and Individual Differences. (IF = 1.946)

Brown, A. A. & Brunell, A. B. (2017). The "modest mask"? An investigation of vulnerable narcissists' implicit self-esteem. Personality and Individual Differences, 119, 160-167. (IF = 1.946)

Brunell, A. B., & Buelow, M. T. (2017). Narcissism and performance on behavioral decision-making tasks. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 30, 3-14. (IF = 2.069)

Daddis, C., & Brunell, A. B. (2015). Entitlement, exploitativeness, and reasoning about everyday transgressions: A social domain analysis. Journal of Research in Personality, 58, 115-126. (IF = 2.264)

Brunell, A. B., & Fisher, T. D. (2014). Using the bogus pipeline to investigate grandiose narcissism. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 55, 37-42.

Buelow, M. T., & Brunell, A. B. (2014). Facets of grandiose narcissism predict involvement in health-risk behaviors. Personality and Individual Differences, 69, 193-198.

Fisher, T. D., & Brunell, A. B. (2014). A bogus pipeline approach to studying gender differences in cheating behavior. Personality and Individual Differences, 61-62, 91-96.

Jones, L. L., & Brunell, A. B. (2014). Clever and crude but not kind: Narcissism, self-esteem, and the self-reference effect. Memory, 22, 307-322.

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.

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.