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Arnett, J. J., Trzesniewski, K. H., Donnellan, M. B. (in press). The dangers of generational myth‐making: Rejoinder to Twenge. Journal of Emerging Adulthood.  


Campbell, D., Trzesniewski, K. H., Nathaniel, K., Enfield, R., Erbstein, N. (in press). Positive youth development as a strategic opportunity for California. California Agricultural. Health Families and Communities special issue.  


Halperin, E., Crisp, R. J., Husnu, S., Trzesniewski, K. H., Dweck, C. S., & Gross, J. J. (in press). Promoting peace by changing beliefs: Group malleability, intergroup anxiety, and contact motivation. Emotion.   

Yeager, D.S., Trzesniewski, K. H., & Dweck, C.S. (2012). An implicit theories of personality intervention reduces adolescent aggression in response to victimization and exclusion. Child Development.  


Donnellan, M. B., Kenny, D.A., Trzesniewski, K. H., Lucas, R.E., & Conger, R.D. (2012). Using trait‐state models to evaluate the longitudinal consistency of global self-esteem from adolescence to adulthood. Journal of Research in Personality, 46, 634‐645.   


Robins, R. W., Trzesniewski, K. H., & Donnellan, M. B. (2012). A brief primer on self‐esteem. Prevention Researcher, 19, 3‐7.  


Miller, E. M., Walton, G. M., Dweck, C. S., Job, V., Trzesniewski, K. H, & McClure, S. M. (2012). Theories of willpower affect sustained learning. PLoS ONE, 7, e38680.  


Norenzayan, A., Gervais, W. M., Trzesniewski, K. H. (2012). Mentalizing deficits constrain belief in a personal God. PLoS ONE, 7, e36880.  

Halperin, E., Russell, G. A., Trzesniewski, H. K., Gross, J. J., & Dweck, S. C. (2011). Promoting the Middle East Peace Process by Changing Beliefs About Group Malleability. Science, 333, 1767-1769.

Donnellan, M. B., Trzesniewski, K. H., & Robins, R. W. (2011). Self-esteem: Enduring issues and controversies. In T. Chamorro-Premuzic, A. Furnham, & S. von Stumm (Eds.). Handbook of Individual Differences (pp. 718-746). New York: Wiley-Blackwell.

Yeager, D.S., Trzesniewski, K. H., Tirri, K., Nokelainen, P., & Dweck, C.S. (2011). Adolescents’ implicit theories predict desire for vengeance after remembered and hypothetical peer conflicts: Correlational and experimental evidence. Developmental Psychology, 47, 1090-1107.

Ackerman, R. A., Witt, E. A., Donnellan, M. B., Trzesniewski, K. H., Robins, R. W., & Kashey, D. A. (2011). What does the Narcissistic Personality Inventory really measure? Assessment, 18, 67‐87.

Witt, E. A., Donnellan, M. B., & Trzesniewski, K. H. (2011). Self-esteem, narcissism, and Machiavellianism: Implications for understanding antisocial behavior in adolescents and young adults. In Barry, C. T., Kerig, P. K., Stellwagen, K. K., & Barry, T. D. (Eds). Narcissism and Machiavellianism in youth: Implications for the development of adaptive and maladaptive behavior (pp. 47-67). Washington, DC: APA.

Bachman, J. G., O’Malley, P. M., Freedman-Doan, P., Trzesniewski, K. H., & Donnellan, M. B. (2011). Adolescent self-esteem: Differences in race/ethnicity, gender, and age. Self & Identity, 10, 445-473.

Trzesniewski, K. H., Donnellan, M. B., & Lucas, R. E. (Eds.) (2010). Secondary data analysis: A guide for psychologists. Washington, DC: APA.

Trzesniewski, K. H., Kinal, M., & Donnellan, M. B. (2010). Self-enhancement and self-protection in developmental context. In M. Alicke, & C. Sedikides (Eds.), The Handbook of Self-Enhancement and Self-Protection (pp. 341-357). New York: Guilford.

Orth, U., Trzesniewski, K. H., & Robins, R. W. (2010). Self-esteem development from young adulthood to old age: A cohort-sequential longitudinal study. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98, 645-658.

*Donnellan, M. B., & Trzesniewski, K. H. (2010). Groundhog Day versus Alice in Wonderland, Dead Horses versus Red Herrings (or is it Swedish Fish?), and Hopefully Something Constructive: A Reply to Comments. Perspectives in Psychological Science, 5, 103-108.

*Trzesniewski, K. H., & Donnellan, M. B. (2010). Rethinking “Generation Me”: A Study of cohort effects from 1976-2006. Perspectives in Psychological Science, 5, 58-75. (Target Article)

*Trzesniewski, K. H., & Donnellan, M. B. (2009). Reevaluating the evidence for increasing self-views among high school students: More evidence for consistency across generations (1976-2006).Psychological Science, 20, 920-922.

*Donnellan, M. B., & Trzesniewski, K. H. (2009). How should we study generational “changes”– or should we? A critical examination of the evidence for “Generation Me”. Personality and Social Psychology Compass, 3, 1-10. 

*Trzesniewski, K. H., & Donnellan, M. B. (2009). Are today’s young people really that different from previous generations? A skeptical perspective on “Generation Me”. The Jury Expert. (not peer-reviewed)

Orth, U., Robins, R. W., Trzesniewski, K. H., Maes, J., & Schmitt, M. (2009). Low self-esteem is a risk factor for depressive symptoms across the life span. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 188, 472-478.

*Donnellan, M. B., & Trzesniewski, K. H. (2009). An emerging epidemic of narcissism or much ado about nothing? Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 498-501.

Tracy, J. L., Cheng, J. T., Robins, R. W., & Trzesniewski, K. H. (2009). Authentic and hubristic pride: The affective core of self-esteem and narcissism. Self and Identity, 8, 196-213.

*Trzesniewski, K. H., Donnellan, M. B., & Robins, R. W. (2008). Do today's young people really think they are so extraordinary? An examination of secular changes in narcissism and self-enhancement.Psychological Science, 19, 181-188.

*Trzesniewski, K. H., Donnellan, M. B., & Robins, R. W. (2008). Is “Generation Me” really more narcissistic than previous generations? Journal of Personality76, 903-918.

Robins, R. W., Tracy, J. L., & Trzesniewski, K. H. (2008). Naturalizing the self. In John, O. P., Robins, R. W., & Pervin, L. A. (Editors). Handbook of personality: Theory and research (3rd Edition) (pp. 421-447). New York: Guilford.

Robins, R. W., Trzesniewski, K. H., & Schriber, R. A. (2008). Self-esteem, assessment of. In. F. T. L. Leong (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Counseling (Vol. 2, pp. 863-866). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Blackwell, L. A., Trzesniewski, K. H., & Dweck, C. S. (2007). Theories of intelligence and achievement across the junior high school transition: A longitudinal study and an intervention. Child Development, 78,246-263.

Donnellan, M. B., Trzesniewski, K.H, Conger, K. J. & Conger, R. D. (2007). A three-wave longitudinal study of self-evaluations during young adulthood. Journal of Research in Personality, 41, 453-472.

Trzesniewski, K. H., Donnellan, M. B., Caspi, A., Moffitt, T. E., Robins, R. W., & Poultin, R. (2006). Adolescent low self-esteem is a risk factor for adult poor health, criminal behavior, and limited economic prospects. Developmental Psychology, 42, 381-390.

Donnellan, M. B., Trzesniewski, K. H., & Robins, R. W. (2006). Personality and self-esteem development in adolescence. In D. K. Mroczek & T. Little (Eds.), Handbook of personality development (pp. 285-309). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Trzesniewski, K. H., Moffitt, T. E., Caspi, A., Taylor, A., & Maughan, B. (2006). Revisiting the association between reading ability and antisocial behavior: New evidence from a longitudinal behavior genetics study. Child Development, 77, 72-88.

Arseneault, L., Walsh, E., Trzesniewski, K. H., Newcombe, R., Caspi, A., & Moffitt, T. E. (2006). Bullying victimization uniquely contributes to adjustment problems in young children: A nationally representative cohort study. Pediatrics, 118, 130-138.

Robins, R. W., & Trzesniewski, K. H. (2005). Self-esteem development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14, 158-162.

*Donnellan, M. B., Trzesniewski, K. H., Robins, R. W., Moffitt, T. E., & Caspi, A. (2005). Low self-esteem is related to aggression, antisocial behavior, and delinquency. Psychological Science, 16, 328-335.

Robins, R. W., Noftle, E. E., Trzesniewski, K. H., & Roberts, B. W. (2005). Do people know how their personality has changed? Correlates of perceived and actual personality change in young adulthood.Journal of Personality, 73, 489-521.

Paulhus, D. L., Robins, R. W., Trzesniewski, K. H., & Tracy, J. L. (2004). Two replicable suppressor situations in personality research. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 39, 303-328.

Trzesniewski, K. H., Robins, R. W., Roberts, B. W., & Caspi, A. (2004). Personality and self-esteem development across the lifespan. In P. T. Costa, Jr. and I. C. Siegler (Eds), Recent advances in psychology and aging (pp. 163-185). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier Science.

Roberts, B. W., Robins, R. W., Caspi, A., & Trzesniewski. K. (2003). Personality trait development in adulthood. In J. Mortimer & M. Shanahan (Ed.). Handbook of the life course (pp. 579-598). New York, NY: Kluwer Academic.

Trzesniewski, K. H., Donnellan, M. B., & Robins, R. W. (2003). Stability of self-esteem across the lifespan. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 205-220.

Robins, R. W., Trzesniewski, K. H., Tracy, J. L., Gosling, S. D., & Potter, J. (2002). Global self-esteem across the lifespan. Psychology and Aging, 17, 423-434.

Robins, R. W., Tracy, J. L., Trzesniewski, K. H., Gosling, S. D., & Potter, J. (2001). Personality correlates of self-esteem. Journal of Research in Personality, 35, 463-482.

Robins, R. W., Fraley, R. C., Roberts, B. W., & Trzesniewski, K. H. (2001). A longitudinal study of personality change in young adulthood. Journal of Personality, 69, 617-640.

Robins, R. W., Hendin, H. M., & Trzesniewski, K. H. (2001). Measuring global self-esteem: Construct validation of a single-item measure and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem scale. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 151-161.