Thomaes et al., 2009: Affirming values decreased likelihood of being nominated by peers as agressive among low self-esteem, narcissistic adolescents one week later
Thomaes, S., Bushman, B. J., Castro, B. O. D., Cohen, G. L., & Denissen, J. J. (2009). Reducing narcissistic aggression by buttressing self-esteem: An experimental field study. Psychological Science, 20(12), 1536-1542.Download PDF
Narcissistic adolescents with low self-esteem who completed a values-affirmation were less likely to be nominated by peers as aggressive in the subsequent week.