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Dan Jones

Associate Professor of Management


Dr. Jones is an associate professor in management. He received his Ph.D. in personality/social psychology from the University of British Columbia in 2011. After this, he spent time studying corporate psychopathy as a postdoc and studied leadership as a visiting scholar. From there, he worked for six years as an assistant professor in Legal Psychology before transitioning to management.

Research interests

His research primarily focuses on how toxic personality traits (in particular, the Dark Triad and Dark Tetrad traits: Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy, and sadism) predict unethical behavior across different environments. He also investigates the fundamental differences between long- and short-term deception across a variety of contexts, including cybersecurity. Finally, his research addresses strategies for dealing with dark personalities and preventing the harmful effects of deviant and counterproductive behaviors.

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. students


  • 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