Jun.-Prof. Dr. Marius Leckelt

 Curriculum Vitae


seit 10/2018
Juniorprofessor für Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Diagnostik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Visiting researcher (collaborator: Dr. Joey T. Cheng), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

12/2013 - 09/2018
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Psychologie der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Professur für Persönlichkeitspsychologie und Psychologische Diagnostik

Akademische Ausbildung

Promotion (Dr. rer. nat.), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster

Visiting student (supervisor: Dr. Jason Rentfrow), University of Cambridge

MSc Psychology of Individual Differences, University of Edinburgh

10/2008 - 02/2012
BSc Psychologie, Universität Bremen



Weber, S., Geukes, K., Leckelt, M., & Back, M. D. (in press). The Attractiveness of Narcissists: Hard Work or Natural Beauty? Self & Identity.

Wehner, C., Maaß, U., Leckelt, M., Back, M. D., Grosz, M. P., & Ziegler, M. (in press). Validation of the Short Dark Triad in a German sample: Structure, nomological network, and an ultrashort version. European Journal of Psychological Assessment.

Leckelt, M., Geukes, K., Küfner, A. C. P., Niemeyer, L. M., Hutteman, R., Osterholz, S., Egloff, B., Nestler, S. & Back, M. D. (2020). A longitudinal field investigation of narcissism and popularity over time: How agentic and antagonistic aspects of narcissism shape the development of peer relationships. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46, 643-659. doi: 10.1177/0146167219872477

Mielke, I., Humberg, S., Leckelt, M., Geukes, K., & Back, M. D. (2020). Do Narcissists Self-Enhance? Disentangling the Associations Between Narcissism and Positive Versus Enhanced Self-Views Across Aspects of Narcissism, Content Domains, and Comparison Criteria. Social Psychological and Personality Science.  doi: 10.1177/1948550620930543

Grosz, M.P., Leckelt, M., & Back, M. D. (2019). Personality predictors of social status attainment. Current Opinion in Psychology, 33, 52-56.

Mota, S., Leckelt, M., Geukes, K., Humberg, S., Haffke, A., Schröder-Abé, M., Nestler, S., Schmukle, S., & Back, M. D. (2019). A Comprehensive Examination of Narcissists’ Self-Perceived and Actual Socioemotional Cognition Ability. Collabra: Psychology, 5(1), 6.

Leckelt, M., Richter, D., Schröder, C., Küfner, A. C. P., Grabka, M. M., & Back, M. D. (2018). The rich are different: Unraveling the perceived and self-reported personality profiles of high net-worth individuals. British Journal of Psychology. Advance online publication. doi (preprint): 10.31234/osf.io/uw736

Leckelt, M., Wetzel, E., Gerlach, T. M., Ackerman, R. A., Miller, J. D., Chopik, W. J., …, Back, M. D. (2018). Validation of the Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire short scale (NARQ-S) in convenience and representative samples. Psychological Assessment, 30, 86-96. doi: 10.1037/pas0000433

Vecchione, M., Dentale, F., Graziano, M., Dufner, M., Wetzel, E., Leckelt, M., & Back, M. D. (2018). An Italian Validation of the Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire (NARQ): Further Evidence for a Two-Dimensional Model of Grandiose Narcissism. Applied Psychology Bulletin, 66, 29-37. doi: 10.26387/bpa.281.3

Grosz, M. P., Emons, W. H. M., Wetzel, E., Leckelt, M., Chopik, W. J., Rose, N., & Back, M. D. (2017). A Comparison of Unidimensionality and Measurement Precision of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory and the Narcissistic Admiration and Rivalry Questionnaire. Assessment.  doi: 10.1177/1073191116686686

Mahmoodi, J., Leckelt, M., van Zalk, M. W. H., Geukes, K., & Back, M. D. (2017). Big Data approaches in social and behavioral science: Four key trade-offs and a call for integration. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 18, 57-62. doi: 10.1016/J.COBEHA.2017.07.001

Nestler, S., Leckelt, M., Back, M. D., von der Beck, I., Cress, U., & Oeberst, A. (2017). The production of scientific information on the internet using the example of Wikipedia [Produktion von naturwissenschaftlichen Informationen im Internet am Beispiel von Wikipedia]. Psychologische Rundschau, 68, 172-176. doi: 10.1026/0033-3042/A000360

Leckelt, M., Back, M. D., Foster, J .D., Hutteman, R., Jaeger, G., McCain, J., Twenge, J. M., & Campbell, W.K. (2016). Entering adulthood in a recession tempers later narcissism - But only in men. Journal of Research in Personality, 60, 8-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2015.10.006

Wetzel, E., Leckelt, M., Gerlach, T. J., & Back, M. D. (2016). Distinguishing subgroups of narcissists with latent class analysis. European Journal of Personality, 30, 374-389. doi: 10.1002/per.2062

Leckelt, M., Küfner, A. C. P., Nestler, S., & Back, M. D. (2015). Behavioral processes underlying the decline of narcissists‘ popularity over time. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 109, 856-871. doi: 10.1037/pspp0000057


Back, M. D., Küfner, A. C. P., & Leckelt, M. (in press) Early Impressions of Grandiose Narcissists: A Dual Pathway Perspective. In A. D. Hermann, A. Brunell, & J. Foster (Eds.), The handbook of trait narcissism: Key advances, research methods, and controversies (p. 309-316). New York, NY: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-92171-6_33

Gutachterliche Tätigkeiten

Big Data & Society
European Journal of Personality
European Journal of Personality Assessment
Frontiers in Psychology
Health Psychology Review
Journal of Abnormal Psychology
Journal of Economic Psychology
Journal of Personality
Journal of Personality Assessment
Journal of Personnel Psychology
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Journal of Research in Personality
Personality and Individual Differences
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Personality and Social Psychology Review
Psychology and Aging
Psychological Assessment
Psychological Reports