Joshua D. Foster



I am a social psychologist. Most of my research focuses on the self, personality, and relationships. See below for representative publications and CV. Click here for full-text library of articles that I have published.



Joshua D. Foster
Department of Psychology, LSCB 320
University of South Alabama
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
251.460.6548 (v); 251.460.6320 (f)

foster AT usouthal DOT edu












Current Position:

Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL



Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2005 (Social Psychology)

M.A., Towson University, 2000 (Experimental Psychology)

B.S., Old Dominion University, 1996 (Psychology)


Representative Publications (full-text library):

Foster, J. D., & Trimm, R. F., IV. (2008). On being eager and uninhibited: Narcissism and approach-avoidance motivation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1004-1017.

Twenge, J. M., Konrath, S., Foster, J. D., Campbell, W. K., & Bushman, B. J. (2008). Egos inflating over time: A cross-temporal meta-analysis of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory. Journal of Personality, 76, 875-901.

Foster, J.D. (2008). Incorporating personality into the investment model: Probing commitment processes across individual differences in narcissism. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 25, 211-224.

Foster, J.D. & Campbell, W.K. (2007). Are there such things as “narcissists” in social psychology? A taxometric analysis of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 1321-1332.

Foster, J.D., Kernis, M.H., & Goldman, B.M. (2007). Linking adult attachment to self-esteem stability. Self and Identity, 6, 64-73.

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