My main research area is on narcissism in social contexts in general, with a focus on leadership. I examine the reasons for emergence of narcissists as leaders (e.g., under contextual uncertainty) and their consequences on their followers, groups and organizations. Moreover, I focus on narcissists’ functioning (e.g., reactions to ego-threats) in social contexts, also outside of the workplace. I conduct research using experimental designs on the individual and group level, and field studies using multiple raters (e.g., leaders and followers) as well as organizational outcomes.
Nevicka, B., Van Vianen, A. E., De Hoogh, A. H. B., & Voorn, B. (in press). Narcissistic leaders: An asset or a liability? Leader visibility, follower responses, and group-level absenteeism. Journal of Applied Psychology.
Nevicka, B. (in press). Narcissism and leadership: A match made in heaven? In T. Herman, A. Brunell, & J. Foster (Ed.), The Handbook of Trait Narcissism: Key Advances, Research Methods, and Controversies. New York, NY: Springer.
Boot, N., Nevicka, B., & Baas, M. (in press). Creativity in ADHD: Goal-directed motivation and domain-specificity. Journal of Attention Disorders.
Boot, N., Nevicka, B., & Baas, M. (2017). Subclinical symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are associated with specific creative processes. Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, 114, 73-81.
Nevicka, B., Baas, M., & Ten Velden, F. S. (2016). The bright side of threatened narcissism: Improved performance following ego-threat, Journal of Personality, 84, 809-823.
Tummers, L, Steijn, B., Nevicka, B., & Heerma, M. (in press). The effects of leadership and job autonomy on vitality: survey and experimental evidence, Review of Public Personnel Administration.
De Hoogh, A. H. B., Den Hartog, D. N., & Nevicka, B. (2015). Gender differences in the perceived effectiveness of narcissistic leaders. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 64, 370-380.
Baas, M., Nevicka, B., & Ten Velden, F. S. (2014). Specific mindfulness skills differentially predict creative performance, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 1092-1106.
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.
Emsley, D. A. R., Nevicka, B., & Harrison, G. (2006). Effect of cognitive style and professional development on the initiation of radical and non-radical management accounting innovations. Accounting & Finance, 46, 243-264.