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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

  • Karandikar, S., & Jones, D.N. (in press). From Embezzelment to Antitrust: White Collar Crime Preferences of the Dark Triad. Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2631309X231210
  • Carré, J.R., Jones, D.N. & Mueller, S.M. (in press). Perceiving opportunities for legal and illegal profit: Machiavellianism and the Dark Triad. Personality and Individual Differences. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.109942
  •  Carré, J.R., Curtis, S.R., & Jones, D.N. (2023). Making decisions affecting oneself versus others: The effect of interpersonal closeness and Dark Triad traits. Business Ethics, the Environment and Responsibility, 32, 328–340. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/beer.12455
  •  Jones, D.N., & Mueller, S.M. (2022). Is Machiavellianism dead or dormant? The perils of researching a secretive construct. Journal of Business Ethics, 176(3), 535-549. DOI: 10.1007/s10551-020-04708-w
  •  Paulhus, D.L., Buckels, E.E., Trapnell, P.D., & Jones, D.N. (2021). Screening for Dark Personalities. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 37(3), 208-222. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000602 
  • Jones, D.N., Padilla, E., Curtis, S.R., & Kiekintveld, C. (2021). Network Discovery and Scanning Strategies and The Dark Triad. Computers in Human Behavior, 122, 106799. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2021.106799
  •  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. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pspp0000139

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