Dr. Jonason is relocating to the University of Western Sydney
Peter K. Jonason, Ph.D.
Ph.D., New Mexico State University, 2009, Social Psychology
M.A., University of Connecticut, 2003, Communication
B.S., University of Connecticut, 2000, Political Science
and Communication Science
Discipline: Social Psychology
Others: Personality, Relationships,
Psychometrics, Evolutionary Psychology
I am a social-personality psychologist who uses evolutionary
psychology, comparative psychology, microeconomics,
and behavioral ecology to understand mating psychology
and personality. The majority of my research today
focuses on the personality traits called the Dark
Triad (i.e., narcissism, psychopathy, & Machiavellianism).
I am interested in how these traits are measured,
outcomes of these traits, but, more importantly, what
do they measure in a latent fashion. In addition,
I have continually been interested not in documenting
global sex differences in mating psychology or documenting
the varied ways in which men and women get what they
want in terms of their mating goals but, instead,
in understanding the specifics of individual tactics
like relationship-type choice, mate-searching strategies,
and how men and women influence the market-forces
surrounding individuals. Essentially I am interested
in the manner in which evolutionary constraints could
have shaped decision-making processes across and between
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Jonason, P.K., Li, N.P., & Richardson, J. (2010).
Positioning the booty-call on the spectrum of relationships:
Sexual but more emotional than one-night stands. Journal
of Sex Research, 47, 1-10.
Jonason, P.K., Li, N.P., & Cason, M.J. (2009).
The "booty call": A compromise between men
and women’s ideal mating strategies. Journal
of Sex Research, 46, 1-11.
Jonason, P.K., & Tost, J. (2010). I just cannot
control myself: The Dark Triad and Self-Control.
Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 606-610.
Jonason, P.K.. Li, N.P., Webster, G.W., & Schmitt,
D.P. (2009). The Dark Triad: Facilitating short-term
mating in men. European Journal of Personality,
Jonason, P.K., & Webster, G.D. (2010). The Dirty
Dozen: A concise measure of the Dark Triad. Psychological
Assessment, 22, 420-432.
Li, N.P., Griskevicius, V., Durante, K.M., Jonason,
P.K., Pasisz, D.J., & Aumer, K. (2009). An evolutionary
perspective on humor: Sexual selection or interest
indication? Personality and Social Psychology
Bulletin, 35, 923-936.
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