University of Texas at El Paso
Psychology Department
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PhD, University of British Columbia (2011)

Assistant Professor

Dark Triad and Corporate Crime (D3CC) Lab
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My research focuses on examining causes and explanations of harmful human behavior from two perspectives: moral and dispositional. From the dispositional perspective I am interested in how deception fits specific patterns in long vs. short-term strategies. I also examine a cluster of traits known as the Dark Triad of personality (psychopathy, Machiavellianism, narcissism) and how these traits: (a) utilize differential strategies/tactics in achieving goals and influencing others, (b) create social, financial, and interpersonal consequences for organizations and individuals, and (c) can be differentiated from one another psychometrically, behaviorally, and neurologically. I also examine how cultural honor and concepts of morality can be manipulated, leading to acts of violence. Finally, I am interested in vulnerabilities towards unethical behavior and what variables play a role in financial fraud.

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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.

Jones, D.N., & Paulhus, D.L. (2010). Different provocations provoke aggression in psychopaths and narcissists. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1, 12-18. DOI: 10.1177/1948550609347591

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Department of Psychology
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso TX, 79968
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