Miranda Giacomin

Assistant Professor, Psychology

PhD (Wilfrid Laurier)

6-364, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Before joining the Psychology Department at MacEwan University in 2018, Dr. Giacomin completed her PhD at Wilfrid Laurier University and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto. Her research adopts a social-cognitive approach to examining how social contexts influence people’s personality tendencies and how our first impressions influence the success of our interpersonal relationships. Specifically, she examines how situations influence people’s tendency to be more or less narcissistic (i.e., the tendency to be grandiose, self-focused, and vain) and the ways narcissists perceive (and are perceived by) others.

Available to supervise senior students' independent study.

Personality, person perception, narcissism, social cognition

Teaching and Research Interests

  • PSYC 233
  • PSYC 241

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

Giacomin, M., & Rule, N. O. (2018). Eyebrows cue grandiose narcissism. Journal of Personality. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12396

Giacomin, M., & Jordan, C. H. (2016). The wax and wane of narcissism: Grandiose narcissism as a process or state. Journal of Personality, 84, 154–164. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12148

Giacomin, M., & Jordan, C. H. (2016). Self-focused and feeling fine: Assessing state narcissism and its relation to well-being. Journal of Research in Personality, 63, 12–21. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2016.04.009

Giacomin, M., & Jordan, C. H. (2014). Down-regulating narcissistic tendencies: Communal focus reduces state narcissism. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 488–500. doi: 10.1177/0146167213516635

Giacomin, M., & Jordan, C. H. (2018). Within-person variability in narcissism. In T. Shackelford & V. Zeigler-Hill (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of personality and individual differences. (pp. 503–518). UK: Sage Publications.

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

Dean's Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto (2016)

Professional Associations / Memberships

Society for Personality and Social Psychology