Constantine Sedikides graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1982. He received a Masters degree in developmental psychology from Fordham University, USA, in 1984; a Masters degree in social psychology from The Ohio State University, USA, in 1986; and his Ph.D. in social psychology from The Ohio State University in 1988.
Constantine began his academic career at the University of Wisconsin--Madison, USA, as an assistant professor from 1988 to 1993. In 1993, he moved, as an associate professor, to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, and was promoted to full professor in 1997. Two years later, he joined the School of Psychology, University of Southampton, England, as chair in Social and Personality Psychology. Currently, Constantine is the Director of the Center for Research on Self and Identity.
Constantine's research interests are mainly in the area of self and identity. His current work focuses on (1) self-evaluation motives (self-enhancement, self-protection, self-improvement) motivation, (2) cultural influences on self-evaluation motives, (3) narcissism, (4) implicit and explicit strategies deployed to protect the self against threatening feedback, (5) the self in relational an organizational contexts, and (6) the self-relevant emotion of nostalgia. Research in these and other topics has resulted in over 200 publications, as well as 11 volumes.
Constantine is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. He is also the past president of the International Society for Self and Identity. He has served on international grant panels and the editorial board of various journals, has received several awards and grants, and has co-edited Psychological Inquiry.
- Close Relationships
- Culture and Ethnicity
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Evolution and Genetics
- Intergroup Relations
- Motivation, Goal Setting
- Organizational Behavior
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Self and Identity
- Social Cognition
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- Alicke, M., & Sedikides, C. (Eds.). (2010). Handbook of self-enhancement and self-protection. New York: Guilford Press.
- Sedikides, C., Schopler, J., & Insko, C. A. (Eds.). (1997). Intergroup cognition and intergroup behavior. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
- Sedikides, C., & Spencer, S. (Eds.). (2007). Frontiers in social psychology: The self. New York: Psychology Press.
- Alicke, M. D., & Sedikides, C. (2009). Self-enhancement and self-protection: What they are and what they do. European Review of Social Psychology 20, 1-48.
- Kumashiro, M., & Sedikides, C. (2005). Taking on board liability-focused feedback: Close positive relationships as a self-bolstering resource. Psychological Science, 16, 732-739.
- Sedikides, C., Campbell, W. K., Reeder, G., & Elliot, A. J. (1998). The self-serving bias in relational context. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 378-386.
- Sedikides, C., Gaertner, L., & Toguchi, Y. (2003). Pancultural self-enhancement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 60-70.
- Sedikides, C., Gaertner, L., & Vevea, J. L. (2005). Pancultural self-enhancement reloaded: A meta-analytic reply to Heine (2005). Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 89, 539-551.
- Sedikides, C., & Gebauer, J. E. (2010). Religiosity as self-enhancement: A meta-analysis of the relation between socially desirable responding and religiosity. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 14, 17-36.
- Sedikides, C., & Green, J. D. (2000). On the self-protective nature of inconsistency-negativity management: Using the person memory paradigm to examine self-referent memory. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79, 906-922.
- Sedikides, C., & Gregg, A. P. (2008). Self-enhancement: Food for thought. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 3, 102-116.
- Sedikides, C., Herbst, K. C., Hardin, D. P., & Dardis, G. J. (2002). Accountability as a deterrent to self-enhancement: The search for mechanisms. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 592-605.
- Sedikides, C., Rudich, E. A., Gregg, A. P., Kumashiro, M., & Rusbult, C. (2004). Are normal narcissists psychologically healthy?: Self-esteem matters. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 87, 400-416.
- Sedikides, C., & Skowronski, J. A. (1997). The symbolic self in evolutionary context. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 1, 80-102.
- Sedikides, C., & Strube, M. J. (1997). Self-evaluation: To thine own self be good, to thine own self be sure, to thine own self be true, and to thine own self be better. In M. P. Zanna (Ed.), Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, 29, 209-269. New York: Academic Press.
- Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., Arndt, J., & Routledge, C. D. (2006). Nostalgia: Content, triggers, functions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 975-993.
- Wildschut, T., Sedikides, C., Routledge, C., Arndt, J., & Cordaro, P. (2010). Nostalgia as a repository of social connectedness: The role of attachment-related avoidance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98, 573-586.
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