PASΨLAB (pronounced "pazzeelab") focuses primarily on the study of personality and individual differences--most notably, narcissistic personality. With regard to narcissism, our research attempts to answer the following questions:
What is narcissism and how should narcissism be measured?
Who is more or less narcissistic?
What are the costs and benefits of narcissism to the self and others?
How and why do narcissists think and act like they do?
Our lab also conducts research on topics that are related to narcissism, such as psychopathy, self-esteem, and empathy. Occasionally, when we're feeling especially brave or foolish, we conduct studies on totally unrelated topics.
Ode to Narcissism