Psychology

Aiden Gregg

BA, PhD

Primary position:
Senior Lecturer
Other positions:
Undergraduate Examinations Officer

Background

The University of Southampton

I obtained my BA in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin in 1993, and my PhD in Personality and Social Psychology from Yale University in 2000. From 2000 to 2004, I worked as a research fellow in Psychology at the University of Southampton. From September 2004, I began working there as a lecturer.

I belong to the Personality and Social Psychology Research Group, and am a member of the Centre for Research on Self and Identity (CRSI).

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Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

Seung Yun, Lee, Gregg, Aiden P. and Park, Seong Hoon (2013) The person in the purchase: narcissistic consumers prefer products that positively distinguish them. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 105, (2), 335-352. (doi:10.1037/a0032703). (PMID:23773040).
Gregg, Aiden P., Hepper, Erica G. and Sedikides, Constantine (2011) Quantifying self-motives: functional links between dispositional desires. European Journal of Social Psychology, 41, (7), 840-852. (doi:10.1002/ejsp.827).
Hepper, Erica G., Hart, Claire M., Gregg, Aiden P. and Sedikides, Constantine (2011) Motivated expectations of positive feedback in social interactions. Journal of Social Psychology, 151, 455-477. (doi:10.1080/00224545.2010.503722).
Gregg, Aiden P. and Sedikides, Constantine (2010) Narcissistic fragility: rethinking its links to explicit and implicit self-esteem. Self and Identity, 9, (2), 142-161. (doi:10.1080/15298860902815451).
Cockerham, Elaine, Stopa, Lusia, Bell, Lorraine and Gregg, Aiden P. (2009) Implicit self-esteem in bulimia nervosa. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 40, (2), 265-273. (doi:10.1016/j.jbtep.2008.12.003 ).
Gregg, Aiden P. (2008) Is identity per se irrelevant? A contrarian view of self-verification effects. Depression and Anxiety, 26, (2), E49-E59. (doi:10.1002/da.20428 ).
Gregg, Aiden P. (2008) Oracle of the unconscious or deceiver of the unwitting? The Psychologist, 21, (9), 762-767.
Gregg, Aiden P., Hart, Claire M., Sedikides, Constantine and Kumashiro, Madoka (2008) Everyday conceptions of modesty: a prototype analysis. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, (7), 978 -992. (doi:10.1177/0146167208316734).
Sedikides, Constantine and Gregg, Aiden P. (2008) Self-enhancement: food for thought. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 3, (2), 102-116. (doi:10.1111/j.1745-6916.2008.00068.x).
Rudolph, Almut, Schröder-Abé, Michela, Schütz, Astrid, Gregg, Aiden P. and Sedikides, Constantine (2008) Through a glass, less darkly? Reassessing convergent and divergent validity in measures of implicit self-esteem. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 24, (4), 273-281. (doi:10.1027/1015-5759.24.4.273).
Green, Jeffrey D., Sedikides, Constantine and Gregg, Aiden P. (2007) Forgotten but not gone: the recall and recognition of self-threatening memories. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, (3), 547-561. (doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2007.10.006). (Submitted).
Sedikides, Constantine, Horton, Robert S. and Gregg, Aiden P. (2007) The why's the limit: curtailing self-enhancement with explanatory introspection. Journal of Personality, 7, (4), 783-824. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2007.00457.x).
Rudich, Erich A., Sedikides, Constantine and Gregg, Aiden P. (2007) Self-esteem moderates preferences for accepting versus rejecting interaction partners. European Journal of Social Psychology (doi:10.1002/ejsp.408). (In Press).
Gregg, A.P., Hepper, E.G. and Sedikides, C. (2007) Assessing to improve and verifying to enhance: measuring, validating, and connecting self-motives. Self and Identity
Nausheen, Bina, Gidron, Yori, Gregg, Aiden, Tissarchondou, Harilaos S. and Peveler, Robert (2007) Loneliness, social support and cardiovascular reactivity to laboratory stress. Stress, 10, (1), 37-44. (doi:10.1080/10253890601135434). (PMID:17454965).
Sedikides, C., Gregg, A., Cisek, S. and Hart, C. (2007) The I that buys: narcissists as consumers. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 17, (4), 254-257. (doi:10.1080/10577400701542346).
Gregg, Aiden P. (2007) When vying reveals lying: the timed antagonistic response althiometer. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 21, (5), 631-647. (doi:10.1002/acp.1298).
Nausheen, B., Gidron, Y., Peveler, R.C., Gregg, A. and Tissarchondou, H.C. (2006) Implicit vs. explicit loneliness: which best correlates with cardiovascular reactivity to stress? Psychology and Health, 21, (Supplement 1), p.109. (doi:10.1080/14768320600901313).
Gregg, Aiden P., Seibt, Beate and Banaji, Mahzarin R. (2006) Easier done than undone: asymmetry in the malleability of automatic preferences. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, (1), 1-20. (doi:10.1037/0022-3514.90.1.1).
Sedikides, Constantine, Rudich, Erich A., Gregg, Aiden P., Kumashiro, Madoka and Rusbult, Caryl (2004) Are normal narcissists psychologically healthy?: Self-esteem matters. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, (3), 400-416. (doi: 10.1037/0022-3514.87.3.400).
Gregg, Aiden P. and Sedikides, Constantine (2004) Is social psychological research really so negatively biased? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27, (3), 340-341. (doi:10.1017/S0140525X04340082).
Gregg, A.P. (2003) Optimally conceptualizing implicit self-esteem. Psychological Inquiry, 14, (1), 35-38.
Sedikides, Constantine and Gregg, Aiden P. (2002) Internal mechanisms that implicate the self enlighten the egoism-altruism debate. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 25, (2), 274-275. (doi:10.1017/S0140525X02480053).
Teachman, Bethany A., Gregg, Aiden P. and Woody, Sheila R. (2001) Implicit associations for fear-relevant stimuli among individuals with snake and spider fears. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 110, (2), 226-235. (doi:10.1037/0021-843X.110.2.226).
Sedikides, Constantine and Gregg, Aiden P. (2001) Narcissists and feedback: motivational surfeits and motivational deficits. Psychological Inquiry, 12, (4), 237-239. (doi:0.1207/S15327965PLI1204_2).

Book

Abelson, Robert P., Frey, Kurt P. and Gregg, Aiden P. (2003) Experiments with people: revelations from social psychology, New York, USA, Erlbaum

Book Section

Gregg, Aiden P. and Sedikides, Constantine (2014) Self-enhancement. In, Michalos, Alex C. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. New York, US, Springer.
Gregg, Aiden P., Sedikides, Constantine and Gebauer, Jochen E. (2011) Dynamics of identity: between self-enhancement and self-assessment. In, Schwartz, Seth J., Luyckx, Koen and Vignoles, Vivian L. (eds.) Handbook of Identity Theory and Research. New York, US, Springer.
Gregg, Aiden P., Sedikides, Constantine and Hart, Claire M. (2008) Self and identity: definition and overview. In, Berjot, Sophie and Paty, Benjamin (eds.) Stress et faire face aux menaces du soi et de l'identité. , France, ÉPURE - Éditions et Presses universitaires de Reims, 21-31. (Série Stress, santé, société , 4).
Sedikides, Constantine and Gregg, Aiden P. (2006) The self as a point of contact between social psychology and motivation. In, Van Lange, Paul A. M. (ed.) Bridging social psychology: benefits of transdisciplinary approaches. , NJ:Erlbaum, 233-238.
Gregg, A.P. and Sedikides, C. (2005) The self. In, Davey, G.C.L. (ed.) In The Encyclopediac Dictionary of Psychology. London, UK, Arnold, 273-274.
Sedikides, Constantine and Gregg, Aiden P. (2003) Portraits of the self. In, Hogg, Michael and Cooper, Joel (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Social Psychology. London, UK, SAGE, 110-138.
Sedikides, C., Campbell, W.K., Reeder, G.D., Elliot, A.J. and Gregg, A.P. (2002) Do others bring out the worst in narcissists? The "Others Exist for Me" illusion. In, Kashima, Yoshihisa, Foddy, Margaret and Platow, Michael (eds.) Self and Identity: Personal, Social, and Symbolic. New Jersey, USA, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 103-123.
Wegener, Duane T. and Gregg, Aiden P. (2002) Attitude structure. In, Kazdin, Alan E. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Psychology: 8 Volume Set. Washington D.C., USA, American Psychological Association.

Conference or Workshop Item

Nausheen, B., Gidron, Y., Peveler, R.C., Gregg, A. and Tissarchondou, H.S. (2006) Implicit versus explicit loneliness: which best correlates with cardiovascular reactivity to stress? In, 20th European Health Psychology Conference, Warsaw, Poland, 30 Aug - 02 Sep 2006.
 

Research

Research Interests

Research Interests

My primary research interests lie at the interface of self and social cognition. I study the phenomenon of self-enhancement in its various manifestations, and have expertise in the use of implicit measures. I am also interested in the psychology and technology of lie detection.

Work in Progress

Among other things, I am currently investigating:

  • the relative contribution of valence and salience to Implicit Association Test (IAT) effects;
  • parametric variations of the Timed Antagonistic Response Alethiometer (TARA), a new lie detector;
  • whether or not any motive to verify (as opposed to enhance or assess) one's identity exists;
  • various subtle manifestations of automatic self-positivity, and their implications;
  • whether self-esteem functions to regulate interpersonal rank as well as social inclusion;
  • the between self-regard and materialism.

Primary research group:  Centre for Research on Self and Identity (CRSI)

Responsibilities

I am currently Undergraduate Examinations Officer. I also supervise Wendy de Waal-Andrews, a Ph.D student, and Alica Anokhina, a Masters student.

Contact

Dr Aiden Gregg
Building 44
Highfield Campus
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 44/4015