Psychology

Constantine Sedikides

BA, MA, PhD

Primary position:
Professor of Social and Personality Psychology
Other positions:
Director, Centre for Research on Self Identity

Background

The University of Southampton

Constantine Sedikides graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1982. He received a Master’s degree in developmental psychology from Fordham University, USA, in 1984; a Master’s degree in social psychology from The Ohio State University, USA, in 1986; and his Ph.D. in social psychology from The Ohio State University in 1988. Constantine began his academic career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, as an assistant professor from 1988 to 1993. In 1993, he moved, as an associate professor, to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, and was promoted to full professor in 1997. Two years later, he joined the School of Psychology, University of Southampton, England, as chair in Social and Personality Psychology. Currently, Constantine is the Director of the Center for Research on Self and Identity. Constantine's research interests are mainly in the area of self and identity. His current work focuses on (1) self-evaluation motives (self-enhancement, self-protection, self-improvement) motivation, (2) cultural influences on self-evaluation motives, (3) narcissism, (4) implicit and explicit strategies deployed to protect the self against threatening feedback, (5) the self in relational an organizational contexts, and (6) the self-relevant emotion of nostalgia. Research in these and other topics has resulted in over 250 publications, including 11 volumes. Constantine is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the British Psychological Society, the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. He is the past president of the International Society for Self and Identity, has served on international grant panels and the editorial board of various journals, and has co-edited the journal Psychological Inquiry. He has also received numerous awards, including the Kurt Lewin Medal for Outstanding Scientific Contribution from the European Association of Social Psychology (2011), the Presidents' Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychological Knowledge from The British Psychological Society (2012), and the Distinguished Service Award from the International Society for Self and Identity (2010). In 2013, he was elected an Academician by the Academy of Social Sciences for Significant Contribution to Social Sciences.

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Article

Gebauer, Jochen E., Sedikides, Constantine and Lüdtke, O. (2014) Agency-communion and interest in prosocial behavior: social motives for conformity and deviance explain socio-contextual inconsistencies. Journal of Personality, 82, (5), 452-466. (doi:10.1111/jopy.12076).
Lasaleta, J.D., Sedikides, Constantine and Vohs, K.D. (2014) Nostalgia weakens the desire for money. Journal of Consumer Research, 41, 713-729. (doi:10.1086/677227).
Hepper, Erica G., Wildschut, Tim, Sedikides, Constantine, Ritchie, Timothy D., Yung, Yiu-Fai, Hansen, Nina, Abakoumkin, Georgios, Arikan, Gizem, Cisek, Sylwia Z., Demassosso, Didier B., Gebauer, Jochen E., Gerber, J. P., González, Roberto, Kusumi, Takashi, Misra, Girishwar, Rusu, Mihaela, Ryan, Oisín, Stephan, Elena, Vingerhoets, Ad J. J. and Zhou, Xinyue (2014) Pancultural nostalgia: prototypical conceptions across cultures. Emotion, 14, (4), 733-747. (doi:10.1037/a0036790).
Xie, W., Yu, B., Zhou, X., Sedikides, C. and Vohs, K.D. (2014) Money, moral transgressions, and blame. Journal of Consumer Psychology, 24, (3), 299-306. (doi:10.1016/j.jcps.2013.12.002).
Ntoumanis, N., Healy, L.C., Sedikides, Constantine, Duda, J.L., Stewart, B. and Bond, J. (2014) When the going gets tough: the “why” of goal striving matters. Journal of Personality, 82, (3), 225-236. (doi:10.1111/jopy.12047).
Stephan, Elena, Wildschut, Tim, Sedikides, Constantine, Zhou, X., He, W., Routledge, Clay, Cheung, Wing-Yee and Vingerhoets, A. (2014) The mnemonic mover: nostalgia regulates avoidance and approach motivation. Emotion, 14, (3), 545-561. (doi:10.1037/a0035673).
Sedikides, Constantine, Meek, Rosie, Alicke, M.D. and Taylor, S. (2014) Behind bars but above the bar: prisoners consider themselves more prosocial than non-prisoners. British Journal of Social Psychology, 53, (2), 396-403. (doi:10.1111/bjso.12060).
Luo, Y.L.L, Cai, H., Sedikides, C. and Song, H. (2014) Distinguishing communal narcissism from agentic narcissism: a behavior genetics analysis on the agency-communion model of narcissism. Journal of Research in Personality, 49, 52-58. (doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2014.01.001).
Cheung, Wing-Yee, Wildschut, Tim, Sedikides, Constantine and Pinter, Brad (2014) Uncovering the multifaceted-self in the domain of negative traits: On the muted expression of negative self-knowledge. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, (4), 513-525. (doi:10.1177/0146167213518224 ). (PMID:24398541).
Gebauer, Jochen E., Baumeister, Roy F., Sedikides, Constantine and Neberich, Wiebke (2014) Satisfaction-adaptation principles in sexual desire: exploring gender differences across the lifespan. Social Psychological & Personality Science, 5, (2), 176-184. (doi:10.1177/1948550613490970).
Cisek, Sylwia S., Sedikides, Constantine, Hart, Claire M., Godwin, H.J., Benson, Valerie and Liversedge, Simon P. (2014) Narcissism and consumer behavior: a review and preliminary findings. Frontiers in Psychology, 5, 232-[9pp].
Ntoumanis, N., Healey, L.C., Sedikides, Constantine, Smith, A.L. and Duda, J.L. (2014) Self-regulatory responses to unattainable goals: The role of goal motives. Self and Identity, 13, (5), 594-612. (doi:10.1080/15298868.2014.889033).
Ritchie, Timothy D., Skowronski, J.J., Cadogan, S. and Sedikides, Constantine (2014) Affective responses to self-defining autobiographical events. Self and Identity, 13, (5), 513-534. (doi:10.1080/15298868.2013.863222 ).
Hepper, Erica G., Hart, Claire M., Meek, Rosie, Cisek, Sylwia S. and Sedikides, Constantine (2014) Narcissism and empathy in young offenders and non-offenders. European Journal of Personality, 28, 291-210. (doi:10.1002/per.1929).
Routledge, Clay, Wildschut, Tim, Sedikides, Constantine and Juhl, Jacob (2013) Nostalgia as a resource for psychological health and well-being. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7, (11), 808-818. (doi:10.1111/spc3.12070).
Cheung, Wing-Yee, Wildschut, Tim, Sedikides, Constantine, Hepper, Erica G., Arndt, Jamie and Vingerhoets, Ad J.J.M. (2013) Back to the future: nostalgia increases optimism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, (11), 1484-1496. (doi:10.1177/0146167213499187). (PMID:23928397).
Seehusen, Johannes, Cordaro, Filipo, Wildschut, Tim, Sedikides, Constantine, Routledge, Clay, Blackhart, Ginette C., Epstude, Kai and Vingerhoets,, Ad J.J.M. (2013) Individual differences in nostalgia proneness: the integrating role of the need to belong. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, (8), 904-908. (doi:10.1016/j.paid.2013.07.020).
Cai, H., Sedikides, C. and Jiang, L. (2013) Familial self as a potent source of affirmation: evidence from China. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, (5), 529-537. (doi:10.1177/1948550612469039).
Gebauer, J.E., Nehrlich, A.D., Sedikides, C. and Neberich, W. (2013) The psychological benefits of income are contingent on individual-level and culture-level religiosity. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, (5), 569-578. (doi:10.1177/1948550612469819).
Turner, Rhiannon N., Wildschut, Tim, Sedikides, Constantine and Gheorghiu, Mirona (2013) Combating the mental health stigma with nostalgia. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43, (5), 413-422. (doi:10.1002/ejsp.1952).
Lenton, Alison P., Bruder, Martin, Slabu, Letitia and Sedikides, Constantine (2013) How does “being real” feel? The experience of state authenticity. Journal of Personality, 81, (3), 276-289. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2012.00805.x). (PMID:22812625).
Gebauer, Jochen E., Wagner, Jenny, Sedikides, Constantine and Neberich, Wiebke (2013) Agency-communion and self-esteem relations are moderated by culture, religiosity, age, and sex: evidence for the “self-centrality breeds self-enhancement” principle. Journal of Personality, 81, (3), 261-275. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2012.00807.x). (PMID:22812669).
Brebels, Lieven, Cremer, David, Sedikides, Constantine and Van Hiel, Alain (2013) Self-focus and procedural fairness: the role of self-rumination and self-reflection. Social Justice Research, 26, (2), 151-167. (doi:10.1007/s11211-013-0180-4).
van Tilburg, Wijnand A. P., Igou, Eric R. and Sedikides, Constantine (2013) In search of meaningfulness: nostalgia as an antidote to boredom. Emotion, 13, (3), 450-461. (doi:10.1037/a0030442). (PMID:23163710).
Lafrenière, Mark-Andre K., Vallerand, Robert J. and Sedikides, Constantine (2013) On the relation between self-enhancement and life satisfaction: the moderating role of passion. Self and Identity, 12, (6), 597-609. (doi:10.1080/15298868.2012.713558).
Sedikides, Constantine, Gaertner, Lowell, Luke, Michelle A., O’Mara, Erin M. and Gebauer, Jochen E. (2013) Chapter five – a three-tier hierarchy of self-potency: individual self, relational self, collective self. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 48, 235-295. (doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-407188-9.00005-3).
Dufner, M., Denissen, J.A., Sedikides, Constantine, Van Zalk, M., Meeus, W. H. J. and Van Aken , M. A. G. (2013) Are actual and perceived intellectual self-enhancers evaluated differently by social perceivers? European Journal of Personality, 27, (6), 621-633. (doi:10.1002/per.1934).
Hepper, Erica G., Sedikides, Constantine and Cai, H. (2013) Self-enhancement and self-protection strategies in China: cultural expressions of a fundamental human motive. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 44, (1), 5-23. (doi:10.1177/0022022111428515 ). (In Press).
Lenton, Alison P., Slabu, Letitia, Sedikides, Constantine and Power, Katherine (2013) I feel good, therefore I am real: testing the causal influence of mood on state authenticity. Cognition and Emotion, 27, (7), 1202-1224. (doi:10.1080/02699931.2013.778818). (PMID:23574266).
Gebauer, Jochen E., Sedikides, Constantine, Verplanken, Bas and Maio, Gregory R. (2012) Communal narcissism. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 103, (5), 854-878. (doi:10.1037/a0029629). (PMID:22889074).
Hoorens, Vera, Pandelaere, Mario, Oldersma, Frans and Sedikides, Constantine (2012) The hubris hypothesis: you can self-enhance, but you'd better not show it. Journal of Personality, 80, (5), 1237-1274. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2011.00759.x).
Gaertner, Lowell, Sedikides, Constantine, Luke, Michelle, O'Mara, Erin, Iuzzini , Jonathan, Jackson, Lydia Eckstein, Cai, Huajian and Wu, Quiping (2012) A motivational hierarchy within: primacy of the individual self, relational self, or collective self? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, (5), 997-1013. (doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2012.03.009).
Zhou, X., Wildschut, Tim, Sedikides, Constantine, Chen, X., Yat-Sen , S. and Vingerhoets, J.J.M. (2012) Heartwarming memories: nostalgia maintains physiological comfort. Emotion (In Press).
Cai, H., Kwan, V. and Sedikides, Constantine (2012) A sociocultural approach to narcissism: the case of modern China. European Journal of Personality, 26, (5), 529-535. (doi:10.1002/per.852).
Geabauer, J.E., Göritz, A.S., Hofmann, W and Sedikides, Constantine (2012) Self-love or other-love? Explicit other-preference but implicit self-preference. PLoS ONE, 7, (7) (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041789).
Luke, Michelle Anne, Sedikides, Constantine and Carnelley, Katherine B. (2012) Your love lifts me higher! The energizing quality of secure relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 38, (6), 721-733. (doi:10.1177/0146167211436117). (PMID:22378830).
Zhou , X., Wildschut, Tim, Sedikides, Constantine, Shi, K. and Feng, C. (2012) Nostalgia: the gift that keeps on giving. Journal of Consumer Research, 39, (1), 39-50.
Gaertner, Lowell, Sedikides, Constantine and Cai, Huajian (2012) Wanting to be great and better but not average: on the pancultural desire for self-enhancing and self-improving feedback. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 43, (4), 521-526. (doi:10.1177/0022022112438399 ).
Dufner, Michael, Denissen, Jaap J.A., Van Zalk, Maarten, Matthes, Benjamin, van Aken, Marcel A.G, Sedikides, Constantine and Meeus, Wim H.J. (2012) Positive intelligence illusions: on the relation between intellectual self-enhancement and psychological adjustment. Journal of Personality, 80, (3), 537-572. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2011.00742.x).
Stephan, Elena, Sedikides, Constantine and Wildschut, Tim (2012) Mental travel into the past: differentiating recollections of nostalgic, ordinary, and positive events. [in special issue: Mental time travel: social psychological perspectives on a fundamental human capacity] European Journal of Social Psychology, 42, (3), 290-298. (doi:10.1002/ejsp.1865).
O’Mara, Erin M., Gaertner, Lowell, Sedikides, Constantine, Zhou, Xinyue and Liu, Yanping (2012) A longitudinal-experimental test of the panculturality of self-enhancement: self-enhancement promotes psychological well-being both in the west and the east. Journal of Research in Personality, 46, (2), 157-163. (doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2012.01.001).
Gaertner, L., Sedikides, C., Luke, M. A., O'Mara, E. M., Iuzzini, J., Eckstein Jackson, L., Cai, H. and Wu, Q. (2012) A motivational hierarchy within: primacy of the individual self, relational self, or collective self? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (In Press).
Gebauer, Jochen E., Sedikides, Constantine and Neberich, Wiebke (2012) Religiosity, social self-esteem, and psychological adjustment: on the cross-cultural specificity of the psychological benefits of religiosity. Psychological Science, 23, (2), 158-160. (doi:10.1177/0956797611427045). (PMID:22222220).
Hepper, Erica G., Ritchie, Timothy D., Sedikides, Constantine and Wildschut, Tim (2012) Odyssey’s end: Lay conceptions of nostalgia reflect its original Homeric meaning. Emotion, 12, (1), 102-119. (doi:10.1037/a0025167).
Turner, Rhiannon N., Wildschut, Tim and Sedikides, Constantine (2012) Dropping the weight stigma: nostalgia improves attitudes toward persons who are overweight. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 48, (1), 130-137. (doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2011.09.007).
Vess, M., Arndt, J., Routledge, Clay, Sedikides, Constantine and Wildschut, Tim (2012) Nostalgia as a resource for the self. Self and Identity, 11, (3), 273-284. (doi:10.1080/15298868.2010.521452).
Routledge, Clay, Wildschut, Tim, Sedikides, Constantine, Juhl, Jacob and Arndt, Jamie (2012) The power of the past: nostalgia as a meaning-making resource. Memory, 20, (5), 452-460. (doi:10.1080/09658211.2012.677452). (PMID:22639901).
Hepper, Erica G., Sedikides, Constantine and Cai, Huajian (2011) Self-enhancement and self-protection strategies in China: cultural expressions of a fundamental human motive. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
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).
Pinter, Brad, Green, Jeffrey D., Sedikides, Constantine and Gregg, Aiden P. (2011) Self-protective memory: separation/integration as a mechanism for mnemic neglect. Social Cognition, 29, (5), 612-624. (doi:10.1521/soco.2011.29.5.612).
Lafrenière, Marc-Andre K, Bélanger, Jocelyn J., Sedikides, Constantine and Vallerand, Robert J. (2011) Self-esteem and passion for activities. [in special issue: Digit Ratio (2D:4D) and Individual Differences Research] Personality and Individual Differences, 51, (4), 541-544. (doi:10.1016/j.paid.2011.04.017).
Routledge, Clay, Arndt, Jamie, Wildschut, Tim, Sedikides, Constantine, Hart, Claire M., Juhl, Jacob, Vingerhoets, Ad J.J.M. and Schlotz, Wolff (2011) The past makes the present meaningful: nostalgia as an existential resource. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, (3), 638-652. (doi:10.1037/a0024292). (PMID:21787094).
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).
Hart, Claire M., Sedikides, Constantine, Wildschut, Tim, Arndt, Jamie, Routledge, Clay and Vingerhoets, Ad J.J.M. (2011) Nostalgic recollections of high and low narcissists. Journal of Research in Personality, 45, (2), 238-242. (doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2011.01.002).
Sedikides, Constantine, Gaertner, Lowell and O’Mara, Erin M. (2011) Individual self, relational self, collective self: Hierarchical ordering of the tripartite self. Psychological Studies, 56, (1), 98-107. (doi:10.1007/s12646-011-0059-0).
Heller, Daniel, Stephan, Elena, Kifer, Yona and Sedikides, Constantine (2011) What will I be? The role of temporal perspective on predictions of affect, traits, and self-narratives. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 47, (3), 610-615. (doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2011.01.010).
Cai, Huajian, Sedikides, Constantine, Gaertner, Lowell, Wang, Chenjun, Carvallo, Mauricio, Xu, Yiyuan, O’Mara, Erin M. and Jackson, Lydia Eckstein (2011) Tactical self-enhancement in China: is modesty at the service of self-enhancement in East-Asian culture? Social Psychological and Personality Science, 59-64. (doi:10.1177/1948550610376599 ).
Hart, Claire M., Sedikides, Constantine, Wildschut, Tim, Arndt, Jamie, Routledge, Clay and Vingerhoets, Ad J.J.M. (2011) Nostalgic recollections of high and low narcissists. Journal of Research in Personality (doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2011.01.002).
Ritchie, Timothy D., Sedikides, Constantine, Wildschut, Tim, Arndt, Jamie and Gidron, Yori (2011) Self-concept clarity mediates the relation between stress and subjective well-being. Self and Identity, 10, (4), 493-508. (doi:10.1080/15298868.2010.493066).
Routledge, Clay, Ostafin, Brian, Juhl, Jacob, Sedikides, Constantine, Cathey, Christie and Liao, Jiangqun (2010) Adjusting to death: the effects of mortality salience and self-esteem on psychological well-being, growth motivation, and maladaptive behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 99, (6), 897-916. (doi:10.1037/a0021431). (PMID:21114350).
Cai, Huajian, Sedikides, Constantine, Gaertner, Lowell, Carvallo, Mauricio, Xu, Yiyuan, O’Mara, Erin M. and Jackson, Lydia Eckstein Wang, Chenjun (2010) Tactical self-enhancement in China: is modesty at the service of self-enhancement in East-Asian culture. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 2, 59-64. (doi:10.1177/1948550610376599).
Gaertner, Lowell, Sedikides, Constantine, Cai, Huajian and Brown, Jonathon D. (2010) It's not weird, it's wrong: When researchers overlook underlying genotypes, they will not detect universal processes. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33, (2-3), 93. (doi:10.1017/S0140525X10000105). (PMID:20546667).
Barrett, Frederick S., Grimm, Kevin J., Robins, Richard W., Wildschut, Tim, Sedikides, Constantine and Janata, Petr (2010) Music-evoked nostalgia: Affect, memory, and personality. Emotion, 10, (3), 390-403. (doi:10.1037/a0019006). (PMID:20515227).
Juhl, Jacob, Routledge, Clay, Arndt, Jamie, Sedikides, Constantine and Wildschut, Tim (2010) Fighting the future with the past: nostalgia buffers existential threat. Journal of Research in Personality, 44, (3), 309-314. (doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2010.02.006).
Wildschut, Tim, Sedikides, Constantine, Routledge, Clay, Arndt, Jamie and Cordaro, Filipo (2010) Nostalgia as a repository of social connectedness: the role of attachment-related avoidance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98, (4), 573-586. (doi:10.1037/a0017597).
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).
Hepper, Erica G., Gramzow, Richard H. and Sedikides, Constantine (2010) Individual differences in self-enhancement and self-protection strategies: an integrative analysis. Journal of Personality, 78, 781-814. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2010.00633.x).
Sedikides, Constantine (2010) Why does religiosity persist? Personality and Social Psychology Review, 14, (1), 3-6. (doi:10.1177/1088868309352323).
Sedikides, Constantine and Gebauer, Jochen E. (2010) Religiosity as self-enhancement: a meta-analysis of the relation between socially desirable responding and religiosity. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 14, (1), 17-36. (doi:10.1177/1088868309351002).
Skowronski, John J., Sedikides, Constantine, Heider, Jeremy D., Wood, Sarah E. and Scherer, Cory R. (2010) On the road to self-perception: interpretation of self-behaviors can be altered by priming. Journal of Personality, 78, (1), 362-391. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2009.00619.x).
Tijou, I., Yardley, L., Sedikides, C. and Bizo, L. (2010) Understanding adherence to physiotherapy: findings from an experimental simulation and an observational clinical study. Psychology and Health, 25, (2), 231-247. (doi:10.1080/08870440802372431).
Wildschut, Tim, Sedikides, Constantine, Routledge, Clay, Arndt, J. and Cordaro, P. (2010) Nostalgia as a repository of social connectedness: The role of attachment-related avoidance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98 (doi:10.1037/a0017597).
Sedikides, Constantine and Hepper, Erica G.D. (2009) Self-improvement. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 3, (6), 899-917. (doi:10.1111/j.1751-9004.2009.00231.x).
Sedikides, Constantine and Skowronski, John J. (2009) Social cognition and self-cognition: two sides of the same evolutionary coin? European Journal of Social Psychology, 39, (7), 1245-1249. (doi:10.1002/ejsp.690).
De Cremer, David and Sedikides, Constantine (2009) The whys and whens of personal uncertainty. Psychological Inquiry, 20, (4), 218-220. (doi:10.1080/10478400903333437).
Horton, Robert S. and Sedikides, Constantine (2009) Narcissistic responding to ego threat: when the status of the evaluator matters. Journal of Personality, 77, (5), 1493-1526. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2009.00590.x).
Sedikides, Constantine and Green, Jeffrey D. (2009) Memory as a self-protective mechanism. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 3, (6), 1055-1068. (doi:10.1111/j.1751-9004.2009.00220.x).
Lenton, Alison P., Bruder, Martin and Sedikides, Constantine (2009) A meta-analysis on the malleability of automatic gender stereotypes. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 33, (2), 183-196. (doi:10.1111/j.1471-6402.2009.01488.x).
Green, Jeffrey D., Sedikides, Constantine, Pinter, Brad and Van Tongeren, Daryl R. (2009) Two sides to self-protection: self-improvement strivings and feedback from close relationships eliminate mnemic neglect. Self and Identity, 8, (2-3), 233-250. (doi:10.1080/15298860802505145 ).
Neiss, Michelle B., Stevenson, Jim, Legrand, Lisa N., Iacono, William G. and Sedikides, Constantine (2009) Self-esteem, negative emotionality, and depression as a common temperamental core: a study of mid-adolescent twin girls. Journal of Personality, 77, (2), 327-346. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-6494.2008.00549.x).
Lenton, Alison P., Sedikides, Constantine and Bruder, Martin (2009) A latent semantic analysis of gender stereotype-consistency and narrowness in American English. Sex Roles, 60, (3-4), 269-278. (doi:10.1007/s11199-008-9534-z).
Alicke, Mark D. and Sedikides, Constantine (2009) Self-enhancement and self-protection: what they are and what they do. European Review of Social Psychology, 20, (1), 1-48. (doi:10.1080/10463280802613866).
Brebels, Lieven, De Cremer, David and Sedikides, Constantine (2008) Retaliation as a response to procedural unfairness: a self-regulatory approach. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 95, (6), 1511-1525.
Sedikides, Constantine, Hart, Claire M. and De Cremer, David (2008) The self in procedural fairness. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, (6), 2107-2124. (doi:10.1111/j.1751-9004.2008.00156.x).
De Cremer, David, Brebels, Lieven and Sedikides, Constantine (2008) Being uncertain about what? Procedural fairness effects as a function of general uncertainty and belongingness uncertainty. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, (6), 1520-1525. (doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2008.07.010).
Zhou, Xinyue, Sedikides, Constantine, Wildschut, Tim and Ding-Guo, Gao (2008) Counteracting loneliness: on the restorative function of nostalgia. Psychological Science, 19, (10), 1023-1029. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02194.x).
Sedikides, Constantine, Wildschut, Tim, Arndt, Jamie and Routledge, Clay (2008) Nostalgia: past, present, and future. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 17, (5), 304-307. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-8721.2008.00595.x).
Gaertner, Lowell, Sedikides, Constantine and O’Mara, Erin M. (2008) On the motivational primacy of the individual self: “I” is stronger than “We”. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2, (5), 1913-1929. (doi:10.1111/j.1751-9004.2008.00142.x).
Sedikides, C., Gaertner, L. and Chang, K. (2008) On pancultural self-enhancement: well-adjusted Taiwanese self-enhance on personally-valued traits. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 39, (4), 463-477. (doi:10.1177/0022022108318431).
Cisek, Sylwia S., Hart, Claire M. and Sedikides, Constantine (2008) Do narcissists use material possessions as a primary buffer against pain? Psychological Inquiry, 19, (3-4), 205-207. (doi:10.1080/10478400802608848 ).
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).
Gaertner, Lowell, Sedikides, Constantine and Chang, Kirk (2008) On pancultural self-enhancement: well-adjusted Taiwanese self-enhance on personally valued traits. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 39, (4), part July , 463-477. (doi:10.1177/0022022108318431).
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).
Routledge, C., Arndt, A., Sedikides, C. and Wildschut, Tim (2008) A blast from the past: the terror management function of nostalgia. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 44, (1), 132-140. (doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2006.11.001).
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).
Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C. and Routledge, C. (2008) Nostalgia: from cowbells to the meaning of life. The Psychologist, 21, 20-23.
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).
Fleury, Julie and Sedikides, Constantine (2007) Wellness motivation in cardiac rehabilitation: The role of self-knowledge in cardiovascular risk modification. Research in Nursing & Health, 30, (4), 373-384. (doi:10.1002/nur.20225).
Sedikides, Constantine, Gaertner, Lowell and Vevea, Jack L. (2007) Evaluating the evidence for pancultural self-enhancement. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 10, (3), 201-203. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-839X.2007.00227.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, Aiden P. and Sedikides, Constantine (2007) Implicit self-esteem and narcissism: rethinking the link. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
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
Skowronski, John J., Ritchie, Timothy D., Walker, W. Richard, Betz, Andrew L., Sedikides, Constantine, Bethencourt, Leslie A. and Martin, Amy L. (2007) Ordering our world: the quest for traces of temporal organization in autobiographical memory. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43, (5), 850-856. (doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2006.10.001).
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).
Wildschut, Tim, Sedikides, Constantine, Arndt, Jamie and Routledge, Clay (2006) Nostalgia: content, triggers, functions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, (5), 975-993. (doi:10.1037/0022-3514.91.5.975).
Sedikides, Constantine and Green, Jeffrey D. (2006) The mnemic neglect model: Experimental demonstrations of inhibitory repression in normal adults. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 29, (5), 532-533. (doi:10.1017/S0140525X06449116).
Neiss, Michelle B., Sedikides, Constantine, Shahinfar, Ariana and Kupersmidt, Janis B. (2006) Self-evaluation in naturalistic context: the case of juvenile offenders. British Journal of Social Psychology, 45, (3), 499-518. (doi:10.1348/014466605X64486).
Neiss, Michelle, Sedikides, Constantine and Stevenson, Jim (2006) Genetic influences on level and stability of self-esteem. Self and Identity, 5, (3), 247-266. (doi:10.1080/15298860600662106).
Neiss, Michelle, Stevenson, Jim, Sedikides, Constantine, Kumashiro, Madoka, Finkel, Eli J. and Rusbult, Caryl E. (2005) Executive self, self-esteem and negative affectivity: relations at the phenotypic and genotypic level. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, (4), 593-606. (doi:10.1037/0022-3514.89.4.593).
Sedikides, Constantine, Gaertner, Lowell and Vevea, Jack L. (2005) Pancultural self-enhancement reloaded: a meta-analytic reply to Heine (2005). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, (4), 539-551. (doi:10.1037/0022-3514.89.4.539).
Kumashiro, Madoka and Sedikides, Constantine (2005) Taking on board liability-focused information: close positive relationships as a self-bolstering resource. Psychological Science, 16, (9), 732-739. (doi:10.1111/j.1467-9280.2005.01603.x).
Green, Jeffrey D., Pinter, Brad and Sedikides, Constantine (2005) Mnemic neglect and self-threat: trait modifiability moderates self-protection. European Journal of Social Psychology, 35, (2), 225-235. (doi:10.1002/ejsp.242).
De Cremer, David and Sedikides, Constantine (2005) Self-uncertainty and responsiveness to procedural justice. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 41, (2), 157-173. (doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2004.06.010).
Gramzow, Richard H., Sedikides, Constantine, Panter, A.T., Sathy, Viji, Harris, Joshua and Insko, Chester A. (2004) Patterns of self-regulation and the Big Five. European Journal of Personality, 18, (5), 367-385. (doi:10.1002/per.513).
Sedikides, Constantine, Skowronski, John J. and Gaertner, Lowell (2004) Self-enhancement and self-protection motivation: from the laboratory to an evolutionary context. Journal of Cultural and Evolutionary Psychology, 2, (1-2), 61-79. (doi:10.1556/JCEP.2.2004.1-2.4).
Green, Jeffrey and Sedikides, Constantine (2004) Retrieval selectivity in the processing of self-referent information: testing the boundaries of self-protection. Self and Identity, 3, (1), 69-80.
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).
Sedikides, Constantine and Koole, Sander L. (2004) In defense of the self. Social Cognition, 22, (1), 1-3. (doi:10.1521/soco.22.1.1.30988).
Neiss, M., Stevenson, J. and Sedikides, C. (2003) The genetic bases of optimal self-esteem. Defect and Diffusion Forum, 14, 63-65.
Neiss, Michelle B., Stevenson, Jim and Sedikides, Constantine (2003) The genetic basis of optimal self-esteem. Psychological Inquiry, 14, (1), 63-65. (doi:10.1207/S15327965PLI1401_02).
Green, J.D., Sedikides, C., Saltzberg, J.A., Wood, J.V. and Forzano, L-A.B. (2003) Happy mood decreases self-focused attention. British Journal of Social Psychology, 42, (1), 147-157. (doi:10.1348/014466603763276171).
Sedikides, Constantine, Gaertner, Lowell and Toguchi, Yoshiyasu (2003) Pancultural self-enhancement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, (1), 60-79. (doi:10.1037/0022-3514.84.1.60).
Sedikides, Constantine (2003) On the status of self in social prediction: comment on Karniol. Psychological Review, 110, (3), 591-594.
Sedikides, C. (2002) Self-esteem: a behavioural genetic perspective. Defect and Diffusion Forum, 16, 351-367.
Fleury, Julie, Sedikides, Constantine and Donovan, Kimberly D. (2002) Possible health selves of older African Americans: toward increasing the effectiveness of health promotion efforts. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 18, (1), 52-58.
Gaertner, Lowell, Sedikides, Constantine, Vevea, Jack and Iuzzini, Jonathan (2002) The "I," the "We," and the "When": a meta-analysis of motivational primacy in self-definition. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, (3), 574-591.
Campbell, W. K., Rudich, E. and Sedikides, C. (2002) Narcissism, self-esteem, and the positivity of self-views: two portraits of self-love. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, (3), 358-368.
Sedikides, C. (2002) Self and identity: let one thousand flowers bloom. Revue Internationale De Psychologie Sociale, 15, (1), 5-8.
Neiss, M.B., Sedikides, C. and Stevenson, J. (2002) Self-esteem: a behavioural genetic perspective. European Journal of Personality, 16, (5), 351-367. (doi:10.1002/per.456).
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).
Dauenheimer, Dirk G., Stahlberg, Dagmar, Spreeman, Sandra and Sedikides, Constantine (2002) Self-enhancement, self-verification or self-assessment? The intricate role of trait modifiability in the self-evaluation process. Revue Internationale De Psychologie Sociale, 15, (3-4), 89-112.
Sedikides, Constantine, Herbst, Kenneth C., Hardin, Deletha P. and Dardis, Gregory J. (2002) Accountability as a deterrent to self-enhancement: the search for mechanisms. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, (3), 592-605. (doi:10.1037//0022-3514.83.3.592).
Sedikides, Constantine, Campbell, W. Keith, Reeder, Glenn D. and Elliot, Andrew J. (2002) The self in relationships: whether, how, and when close others put the self “in its place”. European Review of Social Psychology, 12, 237-265. (doi:10.1080/14792772143000076).
Sedikides, Constantine and Herbst, Kenneth C. (2002) How does accountability reduce self-enhancement? The role of self-focus. Revue Internationale De Psychologie Sociale: Soi et Identité, 15, (3-4), 113-128.
Gramzow, Richard H., Gaertner, Lowell and Sedikides, Constantine (2001) Memory for in-group and out-group information in a minimal group context: the self as an informational base. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80, (2), 188-205. (doi:10.1037/0022-3514.80.2.188).
Fleury, Julie, Sedikides, Constantine and Lunsford, Valerie (2001) Women's experience following a cardiac event: the role of the self in healing. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 15, (3), 71-82.
Green, J. D. and Sedikides, C. (2001) When do self-schemas shape social perception?: The role of descriptive ambiguity. Motivation and Emotion, 25, (1), 67-83.
Lipkus, I., Green, J.D., Feaganes, J.R. and Sedikides, C. (2001) The relationship between attitudinal ambivalence and desire to quit smoking among college smokers. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 31, (1), 113-133.
Pemberton, Michael and Sedikides, Constantine (2001) When do individuals help close others improve? The role of information diagnosticity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 81, (2), 234-246.
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

Sedikides, Constantine (2013) The self-serving bias in relationships: case study on the evolution of a research program, Aalborg, DK, Aalborg University Press., 39pp.
Sedikides, Constantine and Spencer, Steven (eds.) (2007) The Self, New york, USA, Psychology Press, 376pp. (Frontiers of Social Psychology).

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.
Sedikides, Constantine and Gebauer, Jochen E. (2013) Religion and the self. In, Saroglou, Vassilis (ed.) Religion, Personality, and Social Behavior. Abingdon, GB, Psychology Press, 46-70.
Routledge, Clay, Sedikides, Constantine, Wildschut, Tim and Juhl, Jacob (2013) Finding meaning in one's past: nostalgia as an existential resource. In, Markman, Keith D., Proulx, Travis and Lindberg, Matthew J. (eds.) The Psychology of Meaning. Washington, US, American Psychological Association, 297-316.
Sedikides, Constantine, Hart, Claire M., Cisek, Sylwia Z. and Routledge, Clay (2013) Finding meaning in the mirror: the existential pursuits of narcissists. In, Hicks, Joshua A. and Routledge, Clay (eds.) The Experience of Meaning in Life. Classical Perspectives, Emerging Themes, and Controversies. Dordrecht, NL, Springer, 189-200.
Sedikides, Constantine and Alicke, Mark D. (2012) Self-enhancement and self-protection motives. In, Ryan, Richard M. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Human Motivation. New York, US, Oxford University Press, 303-322.
Sedikides, Constantine and Skowronski, J.J. (2012) Construct accessibility and interpretation of self-behaviors: tracing and reducing the signatures of self-protection and self-enhancement. In, Forgas, J.P., Fiedler, K. and Sedikides, C. (eds.) Social Thinking and Interpersonal Behavior. New York, US, Psychology Press. (Sydney Symposium in Social Psychology).
Forgas, J.P., Fielder, K. and Sedikides, Constantine (2012) Social thinking and interpersonal behavior: classical theories and contemporary approaches. In, Forgas, J.P., Fiedler, K. and Sedikides, C. (eds.) Social Thinking and Interpersonal Behavior. New York, US, Psychology Press, 1-20. (Sydney Symposium in Social Psychology).
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.
Sedikides, Constantine (2011) The causal structure of person types and stereotypes. In, Arkin, Robert (ed.) Most Underappreciated: 50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work. Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press, 228-232.
Sedikides, Constantine, Cisek, Sylwia S. and Hart, C. (2011) Narcissists as consumers. In, Miller, Joshua D. and Campbell, W. Keith (eds.) The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Theoretical Approaches, Empirical Findings, and Treatments. Oxford, GB, Wiley. (In Press).
Wildschut, Tim, Sedikides, Constantine and Cordaro, Filipo (2011) Self-regulatory interplay between negative and positive emotions: The case of loneliness and nostalgia. In, Nyklicek, Ivan, Vingerhoets, Ad and Zeelenberg, Marcel (eds.) Emotion Regulation and Well-Being. New York, Springer, 67-83.
Wildschut, Tim, Sedikides, Constantine and Cordaro, Filipo (2011) Self-regulatory interplay between negative and positive emotions: The case of loneliness and nostalgia. In, Nyklíček, Ivan, Vingerhoets, Ad and Zeelenberg, Marcel (eds.) Emotion Regulation and Well-Being. London, GB, Springer, 67-83. (doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-6953-8_5).
Alicke, M.D. and Sedikides, Constantine (2010) Self-enhancement and self-protection: historical overview and conceptual framework. In, Alicke, Mark D. and Sedikides, Constantine (eds.) Handbook of Self-Enhancement and Self-Protection. New York, US, Guilford Press., 1-19.
Neiss, Michelle B, Sedikides, Constantine and Stevenson, Jim (2010) Using secondary data to test questions about the genetic basis of behavior. In, Trzesniewski, Kali H., Donnellan, M. Brent and Lucas, Richard E. (eds.) Secondary Data Analysis: an Introduction for Psychologists. Washington, US, American Psychlogical Association, 133-148.
Hepper, Erica G. and Sedikides, Constantine (2010) Self-Enhancing Feedback. In, Sutton, R.., Hornsey, M. and Douglas, K. (eds.) Feedback: The Handbook of Praise, Criticism, and Advice. , Peter Lang Publishing Group. (In Press).
Sedikides, C., De Cremer, D., Hart, C. and Brebels, L. (2010) Procedural fairness responses in the context of self-uncertainty. In, Handbook of the Uncertain Self. Oxford, UK, Routledge, 142-159.
Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C. and Cordaro, F. (2010) Self-regulatory interplay between positive and negative emotions: the case of loneliness and nostalgia. In, Vingerhoets, Ad, Nyklicek, Ivan and Denollet, Johan (eds.) Emotion regulation: Conceptual and clinical issues. New York, USA, Springer. (In Press). (doi:10.1007/978-0-387-29986-0).
Robinson, Michael D. and Sedikides, Constantine (2009) Traits and the self: toward an integration. In, The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology. Cambridge, GB, Cambridge University Press, 457-472. (Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology).
Sedikides, Constantine (2009) On self-protection and self-enhancement regulation: The role of self-improvement and social norms. In, Forgas, Joseph P. and Baumeister, Roy F. (eds.) The psychology of self-regulation: Cognitive, affective, and motivational processes. New York, US, Psychology Press, 73-92.
Sedikides, Constantine, Wildschut, Tim, Routledge, Clay, Arndt, Jamie and Zhou, Xinyue (2009) Buffering acculturative stress and facilitating cultural adaptation: nostalgia as a psychological resource. In, Wyer, Robert S., Chiu, Chi-yue and Hong, Ying-yi (eds.) Understanding Culture: Theory, Research and Application. New York, USA, Psychology Press, 361-378.
Gaines, S. and Sedikides, Constantine (2009) Rewards and costs in relationships. In, Reis, Harry T. and Sprecher, Susan (eds.) Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. Thousand Oaks, US, Sage.
Wildschut, T. and Sedikides, C. (2009) Nostalgia. In, Reis, Harry T. and Sprecher, Susan K. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. Thousand Oaks, USA, Sage.
Sedikides, Constantine, Wildschut, Tim, Gaertner, Lowell, Routledge, Clay and Arndt, Jamie (2008) Nostalgia as enabler of self-continuity. In, Sani, Fablo (ed.) Self-continuity: Individual and collective perspectives. New York, USA, Psychology Press, 227-239.
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, C., Gregg, A.P. and Hart, C.M. (2008) The importance of being modest. In, Sedikides, C. and Spencer, S.J. (eds.) The self. New York, USA, Psychology Press, 163-184. (Frontiers of Social Psychology).
Gaertner, Lowell, Sedikides, Constantine, Luke, Michelle and Iuzzini, Jonathan (2008) Hierarchy among selves: an implication for relations with persons versus groups. In, Wayment, Heidi A. and Bauer, Jack J. (eds.) Transcending Self-Interest: Psychological Explorations of the Quiet Ego. Washington DC, USA, American Psychological Association, 127-135.
Sedikides, C. and Luke, M. (2007) On when self-enhancement and self-criticism function adaptively and maladaptively. In, Chang, E.C (ed.) Self-Criticism and Self-Enhancement: Theory, Research and Clinical Implications. Washington, US, American Psychological Association, 181-198.
Skowronski, John J. and Sedikides, Constantine (2007) Temporal knowledge and autobiographical memory: an evolutionary perspective. In, Dunbar, Robin and Barrett, Louise (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology. , Oxford University Press, 505-517. (Oxford Library of Psychology).
Sedikides, Constantine, Skowronski, John J. and Dunbar, R.I.M. (2006) When and why did the human self evolve? In, Schaller, Mark, Simpson, Jeffry A. and Kenrick, Douglas T. (eds.) Evolution and Social Psychology. New York, USA, Psychology Press, 55-80.
Sedikides, Constantine and Gaertner, L. (2006) Primacy of personal over collective self and cultural considerations. In, Kernis, Michael H. (ed.) Self-Esteem Issues and Answers. A Sourcebook of Current Perspectives. New York, US, Psychology Press.
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.
Sedikides, C., Wildschut, T., Arndt, J. and Routledge, C. (2006) Affect and the self. In, Forgas, Joseph P. (ed.) Affect in Social Thinking and Behavior: Frontiers in Social Psychology. New York, USA, Psychology Press, 197-215.
Gaertner, L. and Sedikides, C. (2005) A hierarchy within: on the motivational and emotional primacy of the individual self. In, Alicke, Mark D., Dunning, David A. and Krueger, Joachim (eds.) The Self in Social Judgement. , Psychology Press, 213-239.
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, Green, Jeffrey D. and Pinter, B. (2004) Self-protective memory. In, Beike, Denise R., Lampinen, James M. and Behrend, Douglas A. (eds.) The Self and Memory. London, GB, Psychology Press, 161-179.
Sedikides, C., Wildschut, R. and Baden, Denise (2004) Nostalgia: conceptual issues and existential functions. In, Greenberg, Jeff, Koole, Sander L. and Pyszczynski, Tom (eds.) Handbook of Experimental Existential Psychology. New York, USA, Guildford Press, 200-214.
Sedikides, Constantine and Skowronski, John J. (2003) Evolution of the symbolic self: issues and prospects. In, Leary, Mark R. and Tangney, June Price (eds.) Handbook of Self and Identity. , Guilford, 594-609.
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.
Sedikides, Constantine (2002) Putting our selves together: integrative themes and lingering questions. In, Forgas, Joseph P. and Williams, Kipling P. (eds.) The Social Self: Cognitive, Interpersonal and Intergroup Perspectives. Hove, UK, Psychology Press, 365-380. (The Sydney Symposium of Social Psychology 4).
Sedikides, Constantine, Campbell, W. Keith, Reeder, Glenn D. and Elliot, Andrew J. (2002) The self in relationships: whether, how, and when close others put the self "in its place". In, Strobe, Wolfgang and Hewstone, Miles (eds.) European Review of Social Psychology. Oxford, UK, Wiley, 237-265.
Sedikides, C. and Brewer, M.B. (2002) Individual, relational and collective self: partners, opponents, or strangers? In, Sedikides, Constantine and Brewer, Marilynn (eds.) Individual Self, Relational Self, Collective Self. Hove, UK, Psychology Press, 1-4.
Sedikides, C. and Green, J.D. (2001) Affective influences on the self-concept: qualifying the mood congruency principle. In, Forgas, Joseph P. (ed.) Handbook of Affect and Social Cognition. , Erlbaum, 145-160.
Sedikides, C. and Gaertner, L. (2001) A homecoming to the individual self: emotional and motivational primacy. In, Sedikides, Constantine and Brewer, Marilynn B. (eds.) Individual Self, Relational Self, Collective Self. Hove, UK, Psychology Press, 7-23.
Sedikides, C. and Gaertner, L. (2001) The social self: the quest for identity and the motivational primacy of the individual self. In, Forgas, J.P., Williams, K.D. and Wheeler, L. (eds.) The Social Mind: Cognitive and Motivational Aspects of Interpersonal Behavior. Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, 115-138.

Conference or Workshop Item

Luke, Michelle A., Carnelley, Katherine B. and Sedikides, Constantine (2011) To infinity and beyond! Secure relationships provide the energizing resource to explore. In, 16th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology, Stockholm, SE, 12 - 16 Jul 2011.
Hepper, Erica G., Ritchie, Timothy D., Sedikides, Constantine and Wildschut, Tim (2010) A prototype analysis of nostalgia. At 11th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, US, 28 - 30 Jan 2010.
Luke, Michelle, Sedikides, Constantine, Gaertner, Lowell, O'Mara, Erin, Eckstein Jackson, Lydia, Cai, Huajian and Wu, Quiping (2010) I love my multiple selves, but which one is my favorite: motivational primacy of the tripartite self. In, The 11th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP 2010), Las Vegas, USA, 28 - 30 Jan 2010.
Hepper, Erica G., Ritchie, Timothy D., Sedikides, Constantine and Wildschut, Tim (2009) What is nostalgia? A prototype analysis. In, Annual Meeting for United Kingdom Branch of European Social Cognition Network, London, GB,
Hepper, Erica G., Gramzow, Richard H. and Sedikides, Constantine (2008) Integrating self-enhancement and self-protection strategies. At 2nd Southampton Symposium on Self and Identity, Southampton, GB,
Luke, M.A., Hepper, E. and Sedikides, C. (2008) Feedback is the breakfast of champions: the psychological costs of enhancing, improving and variable improving feedback. In, The 9th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, US, 2008.
Luke, M.A., Carnelley, K.B. and Sedikides, C. (2008) You light up my life! The energizing effect of positive attachment models. In, The 2008 Biennial International Conference of the International Association for Relationships Research, Providence, USA, 17 - 20 Jul 2008.
Hepper, E., Luke, M.A. and Sedikides, C. (2008) To self-enhance or self-improve? Effects of repeated self-relevant feedback. In, The Self and Identity Preconference to the 15th General Meeting of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology, Opatija, Croatia, 10 - 14 Jun 2008.
Hepper, Erica G., Luke, M.A. and Sedikides, C. (2008) Good, better, best: consequence of enhancing, improving and variable improving feedback. In, The 15th General Meeting of the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology, Opatija, Croatia, 10 - 14 Jun 2008.
Luke, M.A., Sedikides, C. and Gaertner, L. (2006) Motivational primacy in the three-tiered self. In, The 7th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Palm Springs, USA, 2008.
Luke, M.A., Carnelley, K.B. and Sedikides, C. (2006) You turn me on! The energizing effect of secure relationships. In, The 2006 Biennial International Conference of the International Association for Relationships Research, Rethymnon, Greece, 2006.
Gaertner, L., Sedikides, C., Luke, M. and Iuzzini, J. (2005) Motivational primacy among individual, collective, and relational selves: Implications for social relations with persons vs. groups. In, The Quiet Ego Conference, Flagstaff, US, 27 - 29 Oct 2005.
Luke, M. A. and Sedikides, C. (2005) Is bettering the self better than enhancing the self?: Psychological consequences of self-improving and self-enhancing feedback. In, The 52nd British Psychological Society's Annual Social Psychology Conference, Edinburgh, GB,
Luke, M. A., Sedikides, C., Nesteruk, D. and Cardy, D. (2005) I shall not be overcome: psychological consequences of enhancing, consistent-improving, and inconsistent-improving feedback. In, 6th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, US,
Baden, D., Wildschut, T. and Sedikides, C. (2004) Nostalgia as a defence mechanism against loneliness. In, British Psychological Society Annual Conference
Luke, M.A., Cobb, A., Sedikides, C. and Nesteruk, D. (2004) The rise and fall of self-enhancement: psychological consequences of enhancing and improving feedback. In, The 5th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, USA, 2004.
Baden, D., Wildschut, T. and Sedikides, C. (2003) Nostalgia as a self-relevant emotion: triggers, content and functions. In, BPS Social Psychology Section Conference, London, UK, 10 - 12 Sep 2003.

Monograph

Gaertner, L., Sedikides, C., Luke, M., O'Mara, E. M., Iuzzini, J. and Eckstein-Jackson, L. (2009) Motivational primacy in the tripartite self: where in lies the relational self? Southampton, UK, University of Southampton (Discussion Papers in Management).
Sedikides, C., Luke, M.A. and Hepper, E. (2009) Affective consequences of self-improving and self-enhancing feedback. Southampton, UK, University of Southampton (Discussion Papers in Management).
 

Research

Research Interests

Constantine's research interests are mainly in the area of self and identity. His current work focuses on

  •  self-evaluation motives (self-enhancement, self-protection, self-improvement) motivation,
  • cultural influences on self-evaluation motives,
  • narcissism,
  • implicit and explicit strategies deployed to protect the self against threatening feedback,
  • the self in relational an organizational contexts,
  • the self-relevant emotion of nostalgia. Research in these and other topics has resulted in over 200 publications, as well as 11 volumes.
Other research projects

 Nostalgia This website presents a brief overview of the emotion of nostalgia.

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

Research projects

S:elf

Moving people toward felt-security

Narcissism and Empathy

Narcissism and consumer behaviour

Narcissism in developmental context

Nostalgia Provides Existential Comfort

Using nostalgia to reduce ageism

Anticipated nostalgia

Responsibilities

I am Head of the Social and Personality Psychology Research Group (founded in 1999) and the Director of the Centre for Research on Self and Identity (founded in 2000).I am also a member of several committees, such as the Academic Unit Management Group and the Research and Enterprise Committee.

 

Teaching Responsibilities

My main teaching interests are on self and identity.

Contact

Professor Constantine Sedikides
School of Psychology
Shackleton Building (B44)
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton SO17 1BJ

cs2@soton.ac.uk
023 80596796

Room Number: 44/4005