The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

The Personality and Interpersonal Relationships Laboratory


Peer-Reviewed Publications

Ackerman, R. A., & Corretti, C. A. (in press). Pathological personality traits and intimacy processes within roommate relationships. European Journal of Personality.

Ackerman, R. A., Donnellan, M. B., Roberts, B. W., & Fraley, R. C. (in press). The effect of response format on the psychometric properties of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory: Consequences for item meaning and factor structure. Assessment.

Ackerman, R. A., Kashy, D. A., & Corretti, C. A. (in press). A tutorial on analyzing data from speed- dating studies with heterosexual dyads. Personal Relationships.

Ehrenreich, S. E., Underwood, M. K., & Ackerman, R. A. (2014). Adolescents’ text message communication and growth in antisocial behavior across the first year of high school. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42, 251-264.

Ackerman, R. A., & Donnellan, M. B. (2013). Evaluating self-report measures of narcissistic entitlement. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 35, 460-474.

Hopwood, C. J., Donnellan, M. B., Ackerman, R. A., Thomas, K. M., Morey, L. C., & Skodol, A. E. (2013). The validity of the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire-4 Narcissistic Personality Disorder scale for assessing pathological grandiosity. Journal of Personality Assessment, 95, 274-283.

Ackerman, R. A., Kashy, D. A., Donnellan, M. B., Neppl, T., Lorenz, F., & Conger, R. D. (2013). The interpersonal legacy of a positive family climate in adolescence. Psychological Science, 24, 243-250.

Ackerman, R. A., Donnellan, M. B., & Robins, R. W. (2012). An item response theory analysis of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory. Journal of Personality Assessment, 94, 141-155.

Ackerman, R. A., Kashy, D. A., Donnellan, M. B., & Conger, R. D. (2011). Positive engagement behavior in observed family interactions: A social relations perspective. Journal of Family Psychology, 25, 719-730.

Ackerman, R. A., Witt, E. A., Donnellan, M. B., Trzesniewski, K. H., Robins, R. W., & Kashy,
D. A. (2011). What does the Narcissistic Personality Inventory really measure?  Assessment, 18, 67-87.

Maxwell, K., Donnellan, M. B., Hopwood, C. J., & Ackerman, R. A. (2011). The two faces of Narcissus? An empirical comparison of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory and the Pathological Narcissism Inventory. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 577-582.

Kashy, D. A., Donnellan, M. B., Ackerman, R. A., & Russell, D. W. (2009). Reporting and interpreting research in PSPB: Practices, principles, and pragmatics. Personality andSocial Psychology Bulletin, 35, 1131-1142.

Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., & Ackerman, R. A. (2006). Something’s missing: Need fulfillment
and self-expansion as predictors of susceptibility to infidelity. The Journal of Social Psychology, 146, 389-404.

Book Chapters and Newsletters

Ackerman, R. A., Donnellan, M. B., Kashy, D. A., & Conger, R. D. (in press). Dyadic data
analyses in a developmental context. In B. Laursen, T. Little, & N. Card (Eds.), Handbook of Developmental Research Methods.

Ackerman, R. A., Donnellan, M. B., & Kashy, D. A. (2011). Working with dyadic data in studies of emerging adulthood: Specific recommendations, general advice, and practical tips. In F. Fincham & M. Cui (Eds.), Romantic Relationships in Emerging Adulthood (pp. 67-97). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Ackerman, R. A., Ledermann, T., & Kenny, D. A. (2010). Using dyadic analysis in health psychology. European Health Psychologist, 10, 12-14.