The metamorphosis of Narcissus: communal activation promotes relationship commitment among narcissists.

@article{Finkel2009TheMO,
  title={The metamorphosis of Narcissus: communal activation promotes relationship commitment among narcissists.},
  author={Eli J. Finkel and W. Keith Campbell and Laura E. Buffardi and Madoka Kumashiro and Caryl E. Rusbult},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 10},
  pages={1271-84}
}
Three studies tested the hypotheses that the activation of communal mental representations promotes relationship commitment (communal activation hypothesis) and that this effect is stronger among narcissists than among nonnarcissists (Communal Activation x Narcissism hypothesis). Across experimental, longitudinal, and interaction-based research methods, and in participant samples ranging from college students to married couples, results supported the communal activation hypothesis in two of… CONTINUE READING

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