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Del Paulhus

Del Paulhus

Professor Delroy (Del) Paulhus has research interests in agency-communion, overclaiming, socially desirable responding, self-deception, impression management, cheating, and dark personalities. He is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the Western Psychological Association, and the Canadian Psychological Association. Currently, his most active interests are in dark personalities, especially, the Dark Tetrad (psychopathy, Machiavellianism, narcissism, sadism).

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Ethics and Morality
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Person Perception
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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  • Paulhus, D. L. (1998). The Balanced Inventory of Desirable Responding (BIDR-7). Toronto/Buffalo: Multi-Health Systems.
  • Paulhus, D. L., Neumann, C. S., & Hare, R. D. (2016). Manual for the Self-Report Psychopathy (SRP) scale (4th ed.). Toronto: Multi-Health Systems.

Journal Articles:

  • Ahmadian, S., Azarshahi, S., & Paulhus, D. L. (2017). Explaining Donald Trump via communication style: Grandiosity, informality, and dynamism. Personality and Individual Differences, 107, 49-53.
  • Bensch, D., Paulhus, D. L., Stankov, L., & Ziegler, M. (2017). Teasing apart overclaiming, overconfidence, and socially desirable responding. Assessment, 26, 351-363.
  • Buckels, E. E., Jones, D. N., & Paulhus, D. L. (2013). Behavioral confirmation of everyday sadism. Psychological Science, 24, 2201 - 2209.
  • Buckels, E. E., Trapnell, P. D., Andjelovic, T., & Paulhus, D. L. (2018). Internet trolling and everyday sadism: Parallel effects of pain perception and moral judgment. Journal of Personality, 87, 147-150.
  • Buckels, E. E., Trapnell, P. D., & Paulhus, D. L. (2014). Trolls just want to have fun. Personality and Individual Differences, 67, 97-102.
  • 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.
  • Jones, D. N., & Paulhus, D. L. (2010). Different provocations trigger aggression in narcissists and psychopaths. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 1, 12-18.
  • Kurt, A., & Paulhus, D. L. (2008). Moderators of the adaptiveness of self-enhancement: Operationalization, outcome domain, and outcome evaluator. Journal of Research in Personality, 42, 839-852.
  • Lange, J., & Paulhus, D. L., & Crusius, J. (2017). Elucidating the dark side of envy: Distinctive links of benign and malicious envy with dark personalities. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44, 601-614.
  • Nathanson, C., Paulhus, D. L., & Williams, K. M. (2006). Personality and misconduct correlates of body modification and other cultural deviance markers. Journal of Research in Personality, 40, 779-802.
  • Paulhus, D. L. (2014). Toward a taxonomy of dark personalities. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 421-426.
  • Paulhus, D. L. (1998). Interpersonal adaptiveness of trait self-enhancement: A mixed blessing? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 1197-1208.
  • Paulhus, D. L., & Carey, J. M. (2011). The FAD-Plus: Measuring lay beliefs regarding free will and related constructs. Journal of Personality Assessment, 93, 96-104.
  • Paulhus, D. L., & Dubois, P. J. (2015). The link between cognitive ability and scholastic cheating: A meta-analysis. Review of General Psychology, 19, 183-190.
  • Paulhus, D. L., & Dubois, P. J. (2014). Application of the overclaiming technique to scholastic assessment. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 74, 975-990.
  • Paulhus, D. L., Harms, P. D., Bruce, M. N., & Lysy, D. C. (2003). The over-claiming technique: Measuring self-enhancement independent of ability. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 681-693.
  • Paulhus, D. L., & John, O. P. (1998). Egoistic and moralistic bias in self-perceptions: The interplay of self-deceptive styles with basic traits and motives. Journal of Personality, 66, 1025-1060.
  • Paulhus, D. L., Wehr, P., Harms, P. D., & Strasser, D. I. (2002). Use of exemplar surveys to reveal implicit types of intelligence. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28, 1051-1062.
  • Paulhus, D. L., & Williams, K. (2002). The Dark Triad of personality: Narcissism, Machiavellianism, and Psychopathy. Journal of Research in Personality, 36, 556-568.
  • Trapnell, P. D., & Paulhus, D. L. (2012). Agentic and communal values. Journal of Personality Assessment, 94, 39-52.
  • 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, 6, 293-307.

Other Publications:

  • Paulhus, D. L. (2019). Agency and communion: Two dimensions of desirability. In A. Abele & B. Wojciszke (Eds.), Agency and communion in social psychology. New York: Routledge.
  • Paulhus, D. L. (1991). Measurement and control of response bias. In J. P. Robinson, P. R. Shaver, & L. S. Wrightsman (Eds.), Measures of personality and social psychological attitudes (pp.17-59). New York: Academic Press.
  • Paulhus, D. L., & Dutton, D. G. (2016). Everyday sadism. In V. Zeigler-Hill & D. Marcus (Eds.). Dark side of personality: Science and practice in social, personality, and clinical psychology (pp. 109-120). Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association.
  • Paulhus, D. L., Fridhandler, B., & Hayes, S. (1997). Psychological defense: Contemporary theory and research. In R. Hogan, J. A. Johnson, & S. R. Briggs (Eds.), Handbook of personality psychology (pp. 543-579). San Diego: Academic Press.
  • Paulhus, D. L., & Jones, D. N. (2016). Individual differences in aggression: The role of dark personalities. In B. J. Bushman (Ed.), Aggression and violence: A social psychological perspective (pp.105-118). New York: Routledge.
  • Paulhus, D. L., & Trapnell, P. D. (2008). Self-presentation: An agency-communion framework. In O. P. John, R. W. Robins, & L. A. Pervin (Eds.), Handbook of personality psychology. New York: Guilford.

Courses Taught:

Del Paulhus
Department of Psychology
2136 West Mall
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z4

  • Phone: (604) 822-3286
  • Fax: (604) 822-6923

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