Publications

INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

Brummelman, E., Nelemans, S. A., Thomaes, S., & Orobio de Castro, B. (in press). When parents’ praise inflates, children’s self-esteem deflates. Child Development.

Thomaes, S., Brummelman, E., & Sedikides, C. (in press). Why most children think well of themselves. Child Development.

Crocker, J., & Brummelman, E. (in press). The self: Dynamics of persons and their situations. In K. Deaux and M. Snyder (Eds.), Handbook of personality and social psychology (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Brummelman, E. (in press). Praise. In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), The Sage encyclopedia of lifespan human development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Thomaes, S., Brummelman, E., & Sedikides, C. (in press). Narcissism: A social-developmental perspective. In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. D. Shackelford (Eds.), Handbook of personality and individual differences. London, England: Sage.

Ridderinkhof, A., de Bruin, E. I., Brummelman, E., & Bögels, S. M. (2017). Does mindfulness meditation increase empathy? An experiment. Self and Identity. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/15298868.2016.1269667

Brummelman, E., Crocker, J., & Bushman, B. J. (2016). The praise paradox: When and why praise backfires in children with low self-esteem. Child Development Perspectives, 10, 111–115. doi:10.1111/cdep.12171

Brummelman, E., Thomaes, S., & Sedikides, C. (2016). Separating narcissism from self-esteem. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 25, 8–13doi:10.1177/0963721415619737

Thomaes, S., & Brummelman, E. (2016). Narcissism. In D. Cicchetti (Ed.), Developmental psychopathology (3rd ed., Vol. 4, pp. 679–725). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. LINK

Weeland, J., Slagt, M., Brummelman, E., Matthys, W., Orobio de Castro, B., & Overbeek, G. (2015). 5-HTTLPR expression outside the skin: An experimental test of the emotional reactivity hypothesis in children. PLoS ONE, 10, e0141474. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0141474
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Brummelman, E., Thomaes, S., Nelemans, S. A., Orobio de Castro, B., Overbeek, G., & Bushman, B. J. (2015). Reply to Kealy et al.: Theoretical precision in the study of narcissism and its origins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112, E2987. doi:10.1073/pnas.1507468112

Brummelman, E., Thomaes, S., Nelemans, S. A., Orobio de Castro, B., Overbeek, G., & Bushman, B. J. (2015). Origins of narcissism in children. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112, 3659–3662. doi:10.1073/pnas.1420870112

Brummelman, E., & Walton, G. M. (2015). “If you want to understand something, try to change it”: Social-psychological interventions to cultivate resilience. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, 24–25. doi:10.1017/S0140525X14001472

Bos, P. A., Brummelman, E., & Terburg, D. (2015). Cognition as the tip of the emotional iceberg: A neuro-evolutionary perspective. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, 18. doi:10.1017/S0140525X14000879

Thomaes, S., Sedikides, C., Reijntjes, A., Brummelman, E., & Bushman, B. J. (2015). Emotional contrast or compensation? How support reminders influence the pain of acute peer disapproval in preadolescents. Developmental Psychology, 51, 1438–1449. doi:10.1037/dev0000041

Brummelman, E., Thomaes, S., Nelemans, S. A., Orobio de Castro, B., & Bushman, B. J. (2015). My child is God’s gift to humanity: Development and validation of the Parental Overvaluation Scale (POS). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 108, 665–679. doi:10.1037/pspp0000012

Brummelman, E., Thomaes, S., Walton, G. M., Poorthuis, A. M. G., Overbeek, G., Orobio de Castro, B., & Bushman, B. J. (2014). Unconditional regard buffers children’s negative self-feelings. Pediatrics, 134, 1119–1126. doi:10.1542/peds.2013-3698

Brummelman, E., Thomaes, S., Orobio de Castro, B., Overbeek, G., & Bushman, B. J. (2014). “That’s not just beautiful—that’s incredibly beautiful!”: The adverse impact of inflated praise on children with low self-esteem. Psychological Science, 25, 728–735. doi:10.1177/0956797613514251

Brummelman, E., Thomaes, S., Overbeek, G., Orobio de Castro, B., van den Hout, M. A., & Bushman, B. J. (2014). On feeding those hungry for praise: Person praise backfires in children with low self-esteem. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 143, 9–14. doi:10.1037/a0031917
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Brummelman, E., Thomaes, S., Slagt, M., Overbeek, G., Orobio de Castro, B., & Bushman, B. J. (2013). My child redeems my broken dreams: On parents transferring their unfulfilled ambitions onto their child. PLoS ONE, 8, e65360. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065360
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Thomaes, S., Brummelman, E., Reijntjes, A., & Bushman, B. J. (2013). When Narcissus was a boy: Origins, nature, and consequences of childhood narcissism. Child Development Perspectives, 7, 22–26. doi:10.1111/cdep.12009

NATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

Brummelman, E. (2016). Narcistische kinderen [Narcissistic children]. De Psycholoog, 51, 10–19. LINK

Van Loenen, M., & Brummelman, E. (2015). De gevaren van intuïtief complimenteren [The dangers of praising intuitively]. In-Mind Magazine, 3.
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Brummelman, E. (2014). Zoete woorden met een bittere nasmaak: Kan het complimenteren van kinderen met lage zelfwaardering averechts werken? [Sweet words that leave a bitter taste: Can praising children with low self-esteem backfire?]. Kind en Adolescent, 35, 108–112. doi:10.1007/s12453-014-0014-7

Brummelman, E., & Thomaes, S. (2010). Opvoeding en de ontwikkeling van grandioos en kwetsbaar narcisme: Een overzicht [Parenting and the development of grandiose and vulnerable narcissism: An overview]. Kind en Adolescent, 31, 116–130. doi:10.1007/BF03089712

Brummelman, E., & Thomaes, S. (2009). Grandioos en kwetsbaar narcisme [Grandiose and vulnerable narcissism]. PsychoPraxis, 11, 11–15. doi:10.1007/BF03080431

POPULAR SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Brummelman, E. (2016, March). Well-meant praise can discourage children. Child and Family Blog.
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Brummelman, E. (2016, February). Does raising self-esteem turn children into narcissists? Scientific American.
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Brummelman, E. (2015, March). Why some children think they’re more special than everyone else. The Conversation.
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Brummelman, E. (2014, December). Just because you think your children are extraordinary, doesn’t mean they are. The Conversation. Republished in The Washington Post and The New Statesman.
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Brummelman, E., & Bushman, B. J. (2014, January). Praise, like penicillin, must not be given haphazardly! Person praise and inflated praise can backfire in low self-esteem children. Psychology Today.
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Brummelman, E. (2014, January). Children with low self-esteem respond worse to overpraise. The Conversation.
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