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Dr E. (Eddie) Brummelman

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Developmental psychopathology

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 127
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Postal address
  • Postbus 15776
    1001 NG Amsterdam
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  • Research

    We become ourselves through others.
    Vygotsky (1964, p. 43)

    From a young age, children form views of themselves as a person. How do they form such views? Guided by the idea that we become ourselves through others, I believe that social processes lie at the heart of children’s self-views.

    My research focuses on the socialization of the self—how social processes shape children’s self-views, such as narcissism and self-esteem, and how these processes can be altered to help children flourish. Doing so, I seek to simultaneously advance our understanding of the self and develop interventions that bring about positive change in children’s real-world lives.

    As such, my research lies at the intersection of social, developmental, clinical, and educational psychology. I am committed to theory-driven research in both laboratory and field settings.

  • Contact

    Eddie Brummelman
    University of Amsterdam
    Research Institute of Child Development and Education
    P.O. box 15780
    1001 NG Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

    Phone: +31655402753

    E-mail: e.brummelman@uva.nl

  • In the news

    For media coverage, please see my personal website.

  • Publications

    For a complete list of my publications, please see my personal website.

  • Publications

    2020

    • Brummelman, E., Thomaes, S., & Sedikides, C. (Accepted/In press). Narcissism: A social-developmental perspective. In V. Zeigler-Hill, & T. D. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences London: Springer International Publishing.

    2019

    2018

    • Brummelman, E., Nikolić, M., & Bögels, S. M. (2018). What's in a blush? Physiological blushing reveals narcissistic children's social-evaluative concerns. Psychophysiology, 55(10), [e13201]. DOI: 10.1111/psyp.13201 [details]
    • Nikolić , M., Brummelman, E., Colonnesi, C., de Vente, W., & Bögels, S. M. (2018). When gushing leads to blushing: Inflated praise leads socially anxious children to blush. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 106, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2018.04.003 [details]
    • Brummelman, E. (2018). Praise. In M. H. Bornstein, M. E. Arterberry, K. L. Fingerman, & J. Lansford (Eds.), The Sage encyclopedia of lifespan human development (Vol. 4). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
    • Brummelman, E. (2018). The emergence of narcissism and self-esteem: A social-cognitive approach. The European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 15(6), 756-767. DOI: 10.1080/17405629.2017.1419953 [details]
    • Brummelman, E., Gürel, C., Thomaes, S., & Sedikides, C. (2018). What separates narcissism from self-esteem? A social-cognitive perspective. In A. D. Hermann, A. Brunell, & J. Foster (Eds.), The Handbook of trait narcissism: Key advances, research methods, and controversies New York, NY: Springer.
    • Thomaes, S., & Brummelman, E. (2018). Parents’ socialization of narcissism. In A. D. Hermann, A. Brunell, & J. Foster (Eds.), Handbook of trait narcissism: Key advances, research methods, and controversies (pp. 143-148). New York, NY: Springer International Publishing.

    2017

    • Brummelman, E., Nelemans, S. A., Thomaes, S., & Orobio de Castro, B. (2017). When Parents’ Praise Inflates, Children's Self-Esteem Deflates. Child Development, 88(6), 1799-1809. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12936 [details]
    • Thomaes, S., Brummelman, E., & Sedikides, C. (2017). Why most children think well of themselves. Child Development, 88(6), 1873-1884. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12937 [details]
    • Thomaes, S., Brummelman, E., Miller, J. D., & Lilienfeld, S. O. (2017). The dark personality and psychopathology: Towards a brighter future. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 126(7), 835-842. https://doi.org/10.1037/abn0000305 [details]
    • Brummelman, E., & Thomaes, S. (2017). How children construct views of themselves: A social-developmental perspective. Child Development, 88(6), 1763-1773. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12961 [details]
    • Ridderinkhof, A., de Bruin, E. I., Brummelman, E., & Bögels, S. M. (2017). Does mindfulness meditation increase empathy? An experiment. Self and Identity, 16(3), 251-269. DOI: 10.1080/15298868.2016.1269667 [details]
    • Kalisch, R., Baker, D. G., Basten, U., Boks, M. P., Bonanno, G. A., Brummelman, E., ... Kleim, B. (2017). The resilience framework as a strategy to combat stress-related disorders. Nature Human Behaviour, 1, 784-790. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-017-0200-8 [details]

    2016

    • 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(2), 111-115. DOI: 10.1111/cdep.12171 [details]
    • Brummelman, E., Thomaes, S., & Sedikides, C. (2016). Separating narcissism from self-esteem. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 25(1), 8-13. DOI: 10.1177/0963721415619737 [details]

    2015

    2014

    • 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(6), 1119-1126. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2013-3698 [details]
    • 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(3), 728-735. DOI: 10.1177/0956797613514251 [details]
    • 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(1), 9-14. DOI: 10.1037/a0031917 [details]

    2019

    • Crocker, J., & Brummelman, E. (2019). The Self: Dynamics of Persons and Their Situations. In K. Deaux, & M. Snyder (Eds.), The Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology:   (2nd ed., pp. 265-287). (Oxford Library of Psychology). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190224837.013.11 [details]

    2016

    • Thomaes, S., & Brummelman, E. (2016). Narcissism. In D. Cicchetti (Ed.), Developmental psychopathology. - Volume 3: Maladaptation and Psychopathology (3 ed., pp. 679-725). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. [details]

    2016

    • Brummelman, E. (2016). Narcistische kinderen. De Psycholoog, 51(1), 10-19. [details]

    2016

    • Brummelman, E., Chmitorz, A., Fernandez, G., Helmreich, I., Hermans, D., Hermans, E., & Wessa, M. A statement of the international resilience alliance (intresa.org) on perspectives for the Horizon2020 work programme 2018-2020. White paper submitted to the European Union Horizon2020 work programme.

    Award

    • Brummelman, E. (2018). Paul van Geert award.
    • Brummelman, E. (2018). National Postdoc Prize.
    • Brummelman, E. (2017). Rising Star Award.
    • Brummelman, E. (2017). The George Butterworth Young Scientist Award.

    Media appearance

    • Ridderinkhof, A., de Bruin, E., Brummelman, E. & Bögels, S. (17-05-2017). Brief mindfulness training does not foster empathy, and can even make narcissists worse [Web]. Does mindfulness meditation increase empathy? An experiment. [blog post].

    Talk / presentation

    • Ridderinkhof, A. (speaker), de Bruin, E. I. (speaker), Brummelman, E. (speaker) & Bögels, S. M. (speaker) (24-11-2017). Does mindfulness meditation increase empathy? An experiment, VNOP-ISED-CAS Research Days 2017.
    • Ridderinkhof, A. (speaker), de Bruin, E. I. (speaker), Brummelman, E. (speaker) & Bögels, S. M. (speaker) (19-5-2017). Does mindfulness meditation increase empathy? An experiment., Landelijk Mindfulness Symposium, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
    • Gürel, C. (speaker), Brummelman, E. (speaker) & Overbeek, G. (speaker) (11-11-2016). Be the best I can be: Reducing narcissistic aggression in youth by encouraging self-comparison [poster], VNOP-ISED-CAS Research Days.
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