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Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska

Ph.D., full professor


Full professor at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Poland, Institute of Psychology, head of CSWU Cross-Cultural Psychology Lab, head of cross-cultural psychology unit. Interested in cross-cultural studies on entitlement, narcissism and subjective well-being. Leader of project in cross-cultural research: Psychological entitlement and values – conducted in 28 countries (2010-2012); Entitlement attitudes and subjective well-being (2014-2015) – 42 countries, Narcissism(s) and self-esteem(s) in the cross-cultural perspective (2016-2017) – 56 countries.

Research interest:

Cross-cultural psychology, social psychology, political psychology.


  • narcissism

  • perception of social world,

  • entitlement attitudes,

  • subjective well-being,

  •  materialism

  • cultural adaptation of methods

  • statistical analysis (SEM, MGCFA)

  • spirituality,

  •  values.




Toward Circumplex model of narcissism (2018-2022). 2017/26/E/HS6/00282  Sonata Bis 7. Grant awarded by Polish National Science Center. Amount: 1 726 000 PLN (412, 810 EUR)

Agency-communion model of collective narcissism. Antecedents, correlates and consequences (2017-2019). 2016/21/B/HS6/01069, Opus 11. Grant awarded by Polish National Science Center. Amount: 246 675 PLN (58, 997 EUR).





  1. Różycka-Tran, J., Jurek, P., Olech, M., Piotrowski, J., Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M. (2019). A Warrior Society: Data from 30 Countries show that Belief in a Zero-Sum Game is related to Military Expenditure and Low Civil Liberties. Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02645

  2. Kwiatkowska, M., Jułkowski, T., Rogoza, R., Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Fatfouta, R. (2019). Narcissism and trust: Differential impact of agentic, antagonistic and communal narcissism. Personality and Individual Differences, 137, 139-143. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.08.027

  3. Piotrowski, J., Różycka-Tran, J. Baran, T., Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M. (2018). Zero-sum thinking as mediator of the relationship of national attitudes with (un)willingness to host refugees in own country. International Journal of Psychology. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.08.027

  4. Rogoza, R., Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Kwiatkowska, M., Kwiatkowska, K. (2018). The bright, the dark and the blue face of narcissism: The spectrum of narcissism in its relations to the metatraits of personality, self-esteem, and the nomological network of shyness, loneliness and empathy. Frontiers in Psychology. 9:343. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.08.027

  5. Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Piotrowski, J., Rogoza, R., (…), Maltby, J. (2018). Cross-cultural invariance of NPI-13: Entitlement as culturally specific, leadership and grandiosity as culturally universal. International Journal of Psychology. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.08.027

  6. Piotrowski, J., Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Clinton, A. (2018). Transcendence as a buffer against death anxiety. Current Psychology, 2018(2), advance online. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.08.027

  7. Rogoza, R., Rózycka-Tran, J., Truong, K.H., Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Piotrowski, J. (2018). Psychometric properties of the MHC-SF: An integration of the existing measurement approaches. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 74(10). online first. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.08.027

  8. Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M.,, Piotrowski, J., Osin, E., (…), Maltby, J. (2018). The Mental Health Continuum – Short Form: The structure and application for cross-cultural studies – a 38 nation study. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 74(6), 1034-1052.  DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.08.027

  9. Różycka-Tran, J., Jurek, P., Olech, M., Piotrowski, J., Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M. (2017). Measurement invariance of Belief in Life as Zero-Sum Game in 36 countries. International Journal of Psychology, online first. DOI: 10.1002/ijop.12470

  10. Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Piotrowski, J., Cieciuch, J., Adams, B., Osin, E. (...) Maltby, J. (2017). Measurement invariance of Personal Well-being Index (PWI-8) across 26 countries. Journal of Happiness Studies, 18, 1697-1711. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.08.027

  11. Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Piotrowski, J., Cieciuch, J. (…) Wills-Herrera, E. (2017). Measurement of psychological entitlement in 28 countries. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 33, 207-217.

  12. Rogoza, R., Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Rogoza, M., Piotrowski, J., Wyszyńska, P. (2016). Narcissistic admiration and rivalry in the context of personality metatraits. Personality and Individual Differences, 102, 180-185. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.08.027

  13. Maltby, J., Day, L. Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Piotrowski, J., (…), Flowe, J. (2016). An ecological systems model of resilience: Cross-cultural and clinical relevance. Personality and Individual Differences, 98, 96-101. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2018.08.027

  14. Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Czarna, A., Piotrowski, J., Baran, T., Maltby, J. (2016). Structural Validity of the Communal Narcissism Inventory (CNI): The Bifactor Model. Personality and Individual Differences, 90, 315-320.

 15.Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Piotrowski, J., Clinton, A. (2015).  Materialism, Subjective Well-being and Psychological Entitlement: Interplay between Materialism and Social Functioning. Ceskoslovenska Psychologie, 59, 60-70.

 16. Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Piotrowski, J., Maltby, J. (2015). Agentic and communal narcissism and life satisfaction: The mediating role of self-esteem and psychological entitlement. International Journal of Psychology, 52, 420-424.

 17. Żemojtel-Piotrowska, M., Piotrowski, J., Clinton, A. (2015). Agency, communion and three forms of entitlement. International Journal of Psychology, 51, 196-204.

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