Topics

Week Date Topic
1 09/29/2020 Introduction to Personality
2 10/06/2020 Introduction to the Dark Triad
3 10/13/2020 Beyond the Dark Triad
4 10/20/2020 Evolution
5 10/27/2020 Interpersonal Relationships
6 11/03/2020 Personality Disorders (PD)
7 11/10/2020 Forensic Implications
8 11/17/2020 Occupations
9 11/24/2020 Morality
10 12/01/2020 Internet Behaviour

Readings

Week 1 (09/29/2020): Introduction to Personality

  • Required
    • Allport, G. W. (1931). What is a trait of personality? The Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 25(4), 368-372.
  • Optional
    • Funder, D. C. (1991). Global traits: A Neo-Allportian approach to personality. Psychological Science, 2(1), 31–39.

Week 2 (10/06/2020): Introduction to the Dark Triad

  • Required
    • Paulhus, D. L., & Williams, K. M. (2002). The Dark Triad of personality: Narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. Journal of Research in Personality, 36(6), 556–563.
    • Furnham, A., Richards, S. C., & Paulhus, D. L. (2013). The Dark Triad of Personality: A 10 Year Review. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 3, 199–216.
  • Optional
    • Koehn, M. A., Okan, C., & Jonason, P. K. (2019). A primer on the Dark Triad traits. Australian Journal of Psychology, 71(1), 7–15.
    • Jones, D. N., & Paulhus, D. L. (2011). Differentiating the Dark Triad within the Interpersonal Circumplex. Handbook of Interpersonal Psychology: Theory, Research, Assessment, and Therapeutic Interventions, 249–267.

Week 3 (10/13/2020): Beyond the Dark Triad

  • Required
    • Buckels, E. E., Jones, D. N., & Paulhus, D. L. (2013). Behavioral confirmation of everyday sadism. Psychological Science, 24(11), 2201–2209.
    • Marcus, D. K., & Zeigler-Hill, V. (2015). A big tent of Dark Personality traits. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 9(8), 434–446.
  • Optional
    • Marcus, D. K., Zeigler-Hill, V., Mercer, S. H., & Norris, A. L. (2014). The psychology of spite and the measurement of spitefulness. Psychological Assessment, 26(2), 563–574.
    • 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.
    • Moshagen, M., Hilbig, B. E., & Zettler, I. (2018). The dark core of personality. Psychological Review, 125(5), 656–688.

Week 4 (10/20/2020): Evolution

  • Required
    • Jonason, P. K., Koenig, B. L., & Tost, J. (2010). Living a fast life: The Dark Triad and Life History Theory. Human Nature, 21(4), 428–442.
    • Jonason, P. K., Webster, G. D., Schmitt, D. P., Li, N. P., & Crysel, L. C. (2012). The antihero in popular culture: Life history theory and the Dark Triad personality traits. Review of General Psychology, 16(2), 192–199.
  • Optional
    • McDonald, M. M., Donnellan, M. B., & Navarrete, C. D. (2012). A life history approach to understanding the Dark Triad. Personality and Individual Differences, 52(5), 601–605.
    • Jonason, P. K., & Tost, J. (2010). I just cannot control myself: The Dark Triad and self-control. Personality and Individual Differences, 49(6), 611–615.

Week 5 (10/27/2020): Interpersonal Relationships

  • Required
    • Jonason, P. K., Lyons, M., & Blanchard, A. (2015). Birds of a “bad” feather flock together: The Dark Triad and mate choice. Personality and Individual Differences, 78, 34–38.
    • Jonason, P. K., & Schmitt, D. P. (2012). What have you done for me lately? Friendship-selection in the shadow of the dark triad traits. Evolutionary Psychology, 10(3), 400–421.
  • Optional
    • Jauk, E., Neubauer, A. C., Mairunteregger, T., Pemp, S., Sieber, K. P., & Rauthmann, J. F. (2016). How alluring are dark personalities? The Dark Triad and attractiveness in speed dating. European Journal of Personality, 30(2), 125–138.
    • Kardum, I., Hudek-Knezevic, J., Schmitt, D. P., & Covic, M. (2017). Assortative mating for Dark Triad: Evidence of positive, initial, and active assortment. Personal Relationships, 24(1), 75–83.
    • Goncalves, M. K., & Campbell, L. (2014). The Dark Triad and the derogation of mating competitors. Personality and Individual Differences, 67, 42–46.
    • Baughman, H. M., Jonason, P. K., Veselka, L., & Vernon, P. A. (2014). Four shades of sexual fantasies linked to the Dark Triad. Personality and Individual Differences, 67(September), 47–51.

Week 6 (11/03/2020): Personality Disorders

  • Required
    • Lyons, M. (2019). The Dark Triad within a Clinical Framework. In The Dark Triad of Personality: Narcissism, Machiavellianism, and Psychopathy in Everyday Life (1st ed.) (pp.39-60). London: Academic Press.
  • Optional
    • Goncalves, M. K., & Campbell, L. (2014). The Dark Triad and the derogation of mating competitors. Personality and Individual Differences, 67, 42–46.
    • Crego, C., & Widiger, T. A. (2015). Psychopathy and the DSM. Journal of Personality, 83(6), 665–677.
    • Miller, J. D., Dir, A., Gentile, B., Wilson, L., Pryor, L. R., & Campbell, W. K. (2010). Searching for a vulnerable Dark Triad: Comparing factor 2 psychopathy, vulnerable narcissism, and borderline personality disorder. Journal of Personality, 78(5), 1529–1564.

Week 7 (11/10/2020): Forensic Implications

  • Required
    • Azizli, N., Atkinson, B. E., Baughman, H. M., Chin, K., Vernon, P. A., Harris, E., & Veselka, L. (2016). Lies and crimes: Dark Triad, misconduct, and high-stakes deception. Personality and Individual Differences, 89, 34–39.
  • Optional
    • Chabrol, H., Van Leeuwen, N., Rodgers, R., & Séjourné, N. (2009). Contributions of psychopathic, narcissistic, Machiavellian, and sadistic personality traits to juvenile delinquency. Personality and Individual Differences, 47(7), 734–739.
    • Hemphill, J. F., Hare, R. D., & Wong, S. (1998). Psychopathy and recidivism: A review. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 3, 139–170.

Week 8 (11/17/2020): Occupations

  • Required
    • O’Boyle, Ernest H., J., Forsyth, D. R., Banks, G. C., & McDaniel, M. A. (2012). A meta-analysis of the Dark Triad and work behavior: A social exchange perspective. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97(3), 557–579.
    • Williams, K. M., Nathanson, C., & Paulhus, D. L. (2010). Identifying and profiling scholastic cheaters: Their personality, cognitive ability, and motivation. Journal of Experimental Psychology, Applied, 16(3), 293–307.
  • Optional
    • Smith, M. B., Hill, A. D., Wallace, J. C., Recendes, T., & Judge, T. A. (2018). Upsides to dark and downsides to bright personality: A multidomain review and future research agenda. Journal of Management, 44(1), 191–217.

Week 9 (11/24/2020): Morality

  • Required
    • Bartels, D. M., & Pizarro, D. A. (2011). The mismeasure of morals: Antisocial personality traits predict utilitarian responses to moral dilemmas. Cognition, 121(1), 154–161.
  • Optional
    • Rauthmann, J. F., & Kolar, G. P. (2012). How “dark” are the Dark Triad traits? Examining the perceived darkness of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. Personality and Individual Differences, 53(7), 884–889.
    • Karandikar, S., Kapoor, H., Fernandes, S., & Jonason, P. K. (2019). Predicting moral decision-making with dark personalities and moral values. Personality and Individual Differences, 140, 70–75.
    • Jonason, P. K., Zeigler-Hill, V., & Okan, C. (2017). Good v. evil: Predicting sinning with dark personality traits and moral foundations. Personality and Individual Differences, 104, 180–185.

Week 10 (12/01/2020): Internet Behaviours

  • Required
    • Moor, L., & Anderson, J. R. (2019). A systematic literature review of the relationship between dark personality traits and antisocial online behaviours. Personality and Individual Differences, 144, 40–55.
  • Optional
    • McCain, J. L., Borg, Z. G., Rothenberg, A. H., Churillo, K. M., Weiler, P., & Campbell, W. K. (2016). Personality and selfies: Narcissism and the Dark Triad. Computers in Human Behavior, 64, 126–133.
    • Buckels, E. E., Trapnell, P. D., & Paulhus, D. L. (2014). Trolls just want to have fun. Personality and Individual Differences, 67, 97–102.

Other recommendations

  • Books
    • Hare, R. D. (2011). Without conscience. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
    • Kiehl, K. A. (2014). The psychopath whisperer: The science of those without conscience. New York: Broadway Books.
    • Dutton, K. (2013). The wisdom of psychopaths: What saints, spies, and serial killers can teach us about success. New York: Scientific American.
  • Podcasts
    • Lowe, V. (2018). The Dark Triad [Audio podcast]. Nocturne: Peering into the dusty corners of the night.
    • Kaufman, S. B. (2015). What is it like to be a psychopath? [Audio Podcast]. The Psychology Podcast with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman.

Last updated: September 26th, 2020.