Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC)

Dr E. (Eddie) Brummelman


  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Programme group: Developmental psychopathology
  • Visiting address
    REC-D
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 127  
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  15780
    1001 NG  Amsterdam
  • E.Brummelman@uva.nl

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.

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

For media coverage, please see my personal website.

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

2018

  • Nikolic, 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.
  • Brummelman, E. (2018). Praise. In M. H. Bornstein, M. E. Arterberry, K. L. Fingerman, & J. Lansford (Eds.), The Sage encyclopedia of lifespan human development Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Brummelman, E., Terburg, D., Smit, M., Bögels, S. M., & Bos, P. A. (2018). Parental touch reduces children’s social vigilance. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.
  • Brummelman, E., Thomaes, S., & Sedikides, C. (2018). Narcissism: A social-developmental perspective. In V. Zeigler-Hill, & T. D. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences London: Sage.
  • Brummelman, E., Gürel, C., Thomaes, S., & Sedikides, C. (in press). 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.
  • Brummelman, E., Nikolic, M., & Bögels, S. M. (2018). What’s in a blush? Physiological blushing reveals narcissistic children’s social-evaluative concerns. Psychophysiology.

2017

  • Brummelman, E. (2017). The emergence of narcissism and self-esteem: A social-cognitive approach. The European Journal of Developmental Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/17405629.2017.1419953 
  • 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. DOI: 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. DOI: 10.1038/s41562-017-0200-8  [details] 
  • Thomaes, S., & Brummelman, E. (in press). Parents’ socialization of narcissism. In A. D. Hermann, A. Brunell, & J. Foster (Eds.), The Handbook of trait narcissism: Key advances, research methods, and controversies New York, NY: Springer.

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

  • Weeland, J., Slagt, M., Brummelman, E., Matthys, W., Orobio de Castro, B., & Overbeek, G. J. (2015). 5-HTTLPR expression outside the skin: An experimental test of the emotional reactivity hypothesis in children. PLoS One, 10(11), [e0141474]. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0141474  [details] 
  • Brummelman, E., & Walton, G. M. (2015). "If you want to understand something, try to change it": Social-psychological interventions to cultivate resilience. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, 24-25. [e96]. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X14001472  [details] 
  • Brummelman, E., Thomaes, S., Nelemans, S. A., Orobio de Castro, B., Overbeek, G., & Bushman, B. J. (2015). Origins of narcissism in children. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(12), 3659-3662. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1420870112  [details] 
  • Brummelman, E., Thomaes, S., Nelemans, S. A., Orobio de Castro, B., Overbeek, G., & Bushman, B. J. (2015). Reply to Kealy et al.: Theoretical precision in the study of narcissism and its origins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(23), [E2987]. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1507468112  [details] 
  • Bos, P. A., Brummelman, E., & Terburg, D. (2015). Cognition as the tip of the emotional iceberg: A neuro-evolutionary perspective. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, 18-19. [e72]. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X14000879  [details] 
  • Thomaes, S., Sedikides, C., Reijntjes, A., Brummelman, E., & Bushman, B. J. (2015). Emotional contrast or compensation? How support reminders influence the pain of acute peer disapproval in preadolescents. Developmental Psychology, 51(10), 1438-1449. DOI: 10.1037/dev0000041  [details] 

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] 

2016

  • Crocker, J., & Brummelman, E. (in press). The self: Dynamics of persons and their situations. In K. Deaux, & M. Snyder (Eds.), Handbook of personality and social psychology (2 ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • 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, 10-19.

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. (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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