Emily Grijalva

Associate Professor
Organization and Human Resources


PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA, Saint Louis University


  • Human Resources
  • Research Methods


  • Leadership
  • Narcissism
  • Gender

Selected Publications

Wetzel, E., Grijalva, E., Robins, R.W., & Roberts, B.W. (in press). You’re Still so Vain; Changes in Narcissism from Young Adulthood to Middle Age. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Badura, K. L., Grijalva, E., Galvin, B. M., Owens, B. P., & Joseph, D. L. (2020). Motivation to lead: A meta-analysis and distal-proximal model of motivation and leadership. Journal of Applied Psychology,105, 331-354.    .

Grijalva, E., Maynes, T. D., Badura, K. L., & Whiting, S. W. (2020). Examining the “I” in team: A longitudinal investigation of the influence of team narcissism composition on team outcomes in the NBA. Academy of Management Journal, 63, 7-33.

Schwaba, T., Robins, R. W., Grijalva, E., Bleidorn, W. (2019). Does openness to experience matter in love and work? Domain, facet, and developmental evidence from a 24-year longitudinal study. Journal of Personality, 87, 1074-1092.

Badura, K. L., Grijalva, E., Newman, D. A., Yan, T., & Jeon, G. (2018). Gender and leadership emergence: A meta-analysis and explanatory model. Personnel Psychology, 71, 335-367.

Grijalva, E. & Zhang, L. (2016). Narcissism and self-insight: A review and meta-analysis of narcissists’ self-enhancement tendencies. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 42, 3-24.

Grijalva, E., Newman, D. A., Tay, L., Donnellan, M. B., Harms, P. D., Robins, R. W., & Yan, T. (2015). Gender differences in narcissism: A meta-analytic review. Psychological Bulletin, 141, 261-310.

Grijalva, E., Harms, P.D., Newman, D. A., Gaddis, B., & Fraley, R. C. (2015). Narcissism and leadership: A meta-analytic review of linear and nonlinear relationships. Personnel Psychology, 68, 1-47.  

Grijalva E. & Newman, D. A. (2015). The Narcissism-Counterproductive Work Behavior (CWB) relationship: Considering collectivist culture, Big Five personality, and Narcissism’s facet structure. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 64, 93-126.

Grijalva, E. & Harms, P. D. (2014). Narcissism: An integrative synthesis and dominance complementarity model. Academy of Management Perspectives, 28, 108-127.

Roberts, B. W., Edmonds, G., & Grijalva, E. (2010). It is developmental me, not generation me: Developmental changes are more important than generational changes in narcissism—Commentary on Trzesniewski & Donnellan (2010). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 5, 97-102.

Awards, Grants and Honors

  • Honorable Mention for the William A. Owens Scholarly Achievement Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), 2020
  • Finalist for Personnel Psychology Best Article Award, 2015    
  • Winner of Best Article of the Year Award from the Academy of Management Perspectives, 2014
  • Visibility and Impact Award from the University at Buffalo School of Management, 2014-15
  • Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Network of Leadership Scholars (Academy of Management) and Center for Leadership (FIU), 2014
  • Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award from the Center for Creative Leadership and the International Leadership Association, 2014

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Academy of Management

Editorial Appointments

  • Editorial board member, Personnel Psychology, 2017-present
  • Editorial board member, Academy of Management Collections, 2020-present