Assistant Professor, Psychology
PhD (Wilfrid Laurier)
6-364, City Centre Campus10700 – 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB780-633-3669
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.
Teaching and Research Interests
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