mw. dr. B. (Barbara) Nevicka

  • Faculteit der Maatschappij- en Gedragswetenschappen
    Programmagroep: Work and Organizational Psychology
  • Bezoekadres:
    Weesperplein 4  Amsterdam
    Kamernummer: 4.07
  • Postadres:
    Weesperplein  4
    1018 XA  Amsterdam
    T:  0205256047
    T:  0205256860


  • PhD (cum laude) in Organizational Psychology (6-10-2011) - University of Amsterdam
  • Graduate Diploma of Philosophy (2003) - Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia 
  • Master of Accounting (cum laude) (2001) - Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia 
  • Bachelor of Accounting (2000) - Macquarie University, Sydney Australia 



My main research area is on narcissistic leadership and  the contextual factors involved in determining narcissists' effectiveness and emergence as leaders. Despite their negative relational characteristics, such as lack of empathy and exploitativeness, there could be a potential positive side to narcissists in leadership positions. I conduct both experiments and field studies.Other research interests include the effects of narcissism on creativity and perspective taking, and reaction of narcissistic individuals to threats.


Nevicka, B., De Hoogh, A. H. B., Van Vianen, A. E. M., & Ten Velden, F. S. (2013). Uncertainty enhances the preference for narcissistic leaders. European Journal of Social Psychology, 43, 370-380.


Nevicka, B., De Hoogh, A. H. B., Van Vianen, A. E. M., Beersma, B., & McIlwain, D. (2011). All I need is a stage to shine: Narcissists' leader emergence and performance. Leadership Quarterly, 22, 910-925.


Nevicka, B., Ten Velden, F. S., De Hoogh, A. H. B., & Van Vianen, A. E. M. (2011). Reality at odds with perceptions: Narcissistic leaders and group performance. Psychological Science , 22, 1259-1264.


De Hoogh, A. H. B., Den Hartog, D. N., & Nevicka, B. (in press). Gender differences in the perceived effectiveness of narcissistic leaders. Applied Psychology: An International Review.







  • B. Nevicka (2013). OB Outstanding Reviewer. Academy of Management Conference. Recognition.


  • B. Nevicka (2014). Current directions in narcissism research. Symposium conducted at the Association of Social Psychology (EASP) conference: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2014, July 9 - 2014, July 12).


  • B. Nevicka (2014, November 27). Narcissistic Leadership. Groningen, Invited presentation for Leiderschap in Transitie conference, Groningen, Netherlands.
  • B. Nevicka (). Threatening the ego of a narcissist: To aggress or to impress? - at a theme session entitled "Thinking, feeling, and acting in a threatening environment". Zeist, Kurt Lewin Institute (KLI) conference, Zeist, The Netherlands.
  • B. Nevicka (2014, March 25). Narcissistic Leadership. Groningen, Studium Generale, University of Groningen, Netherlands.
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