Dan Jones

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Dan Jones

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My name is Daniel N. Jones, and I am an assistant professor in management. I received my Ph.D. in personality/social psychology from the University of British Columbia in 2011. After which, I spent time studying corporate psychopathy as a postdoc and leadership as a visiting scholar. From there, I worked for six years as an assistant professor in Legal Psychology before transitioning to management. 

Research interests

My research primarily focuses on how harmful personalities (in particular, the Dark Triad and Dark Tetrad traits: Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy, and sadism), impact management, decision making and human interactions. Although Machiavellianism is particularly emphasized, I explore how each trait influences others and interacts with a variety of situational contexts, such as long- and short-term focus. From an applied perspective, I explore the deceptive attack strategies associated with each trait in a cyber-security context and how best to defend against them. In addition to personality, I am interested in how financial decision making and other aspects of management are influenced by factors such as interpersonal closeness, discretion, morality, and rationalization.

Recent selected publications

  • Jones, D.N. (2014). Predatory personalities as behavioral mimics and parasites: Mimicry-Deception Theory. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 9, 445-451. doi: 10.1177/1745691614535936
  • Buckels, E.E., Jones, D.N., & Paulhus, D.L. (2013). Behavioral confirmation of everyday sadism. Psychological Science, 24, 2201-2209. DOI: 10.1177/0956797613490749
  • Jones, D.N. (2013). What's mine is mine and what's yours is mine: Psychopathy, narcissism, and gambling with your neighbor's money. Journal of Research in Personality, 47, 563-571. DOI: Full Text
  • Jones, D.N., & Figueredo, A.J. (2013). The core of darkness: uncovering the heart of the Dark Triad. European Journal of Personality, 27, 521-531. DOI: 10.1002/per.1893.
  • Carré, J.R., Mueller, S.M., Schleicher, K.M., & Jones, D.N. (2018). Psychopathy and deviant workplace behavior: A comparison of two psychopathy models. Journal of Personality Disorders, 32, 242-361. 
  • Jones, D.N., & Paulhus, D.L. (2017). Duplicity among the Dark Triad: Three faces of deceit. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 113, 329-342. 
  • Carré, J.R., & Jones, D.N. (2017). Decision making, morality, and Machiavellianism: The role of dispositional traits in gist extraction. Review of General Psychology, 21, 23-29. 


  • Ph.D., Personality and Social Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2011
  • M.A., Social Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA, 2005
  • B.S., Psychology, the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ, USA, 2001