Dr. Peter Karl (PK) Jonason
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I took the long road to get to where I am now in the literal and figurative sense. I started out studying Political Science and Communication Sciences (UConn) to to become a lawyer. Then during graduate school (UConn) I stumbled upon psychology as the field for me. After getting my Ph.D. (NMSU), I worked at two universities in the USA. Then I moved here to UWS and will get to teach and research my interests.
I am a social-personality psychologist who takes an evolutionary approach to personality, individual differences, mating behavior, and sex differences. I also find it highly informative to do research on nonhuman primates.
How do we get the mates we want
How being bad might actually be good (evolutionarily)
How we can shrink personality inventories into brief forms
How relationship-types are emergent phenomenon
How evidence of the sexual double standard can be found today
Jonason, P.K., & Webster, G.D. (2012). A protean approach to social influence: Dark Triad Personalities and Social Influence Tactics. (opens in a new window) Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 521-526.
Schmitt, D.P., Jonason, P.K., Byerley, G.J., Flores, S.D., Illbeck, B.E., O’Leary, K.N., & Qudrat, A. (2012). A reexamination of sex differences in sexuality: New studies reveal old truths? (opens in a new window) Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21, 135-139.
Jonason, P.K., Li, N.P., & Madson, L. (2012). It is not all about the Benjamins: Understanding preferences for mates with resources. (opens in a new window) Personality and Individual Differences, 52, 306-310
Jonason, P.K., Kavanagh, P.S., Webster, G.D., Fitzgerald, D. (2011). Comparing the Measured and Latent Dark Triad: Are Three Measures Better than One? (opens in a new window) Journal of Methods and Measurement in the Social Sciences, 2, 28-44
Jonason, P.K., Valentine, K.A., Li, N.P., & Harbeson, C.L. (2011). Mate-selection and the Dark Triad: Facilitating a short-term mating strategy and creating a volatile environment. (opens in a new window) Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 759-763.
Jonason, P.K., Teicher, E.A., Schmitt, D.P. (2011). The TIPI’s validity confirmed: Associations with sociosexuality and self-esteem. (opens in a new window) Individual Differences Research, 9, 52-60.
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. (opens in a new window) Journal of Sex Research, 47, 1-10.
Jonason, P.K., & Tost, J. (2010). I just cannot control myself: The Dark Triad and self-control. (opens in a new window) Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 611-615.
Jonason, P.K., & Webster, G.D. (2010). The Dirty Dozen: A concise measure of the Dark Triad. (opens in a new window) Psychological Assessment, 22, 420-432.
Jonason, P.K., Li, N.P., & Cason, M.J. (2009). The “booty call”: A compromise between men and women’s ideal mating strategies. (opens in a new window) Journal of Sex Research, 46, 1-11.
Jonason, P.K., Li, N.P., Webster, G.W., Schmitt, D.P. (2009). The Dark Triad: Facilitating short-term mating in men. (opens in a new window) European Journal of Personality, 23, 5-18.
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? (opens in a new window) Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 35, 923-936.
Human Behavior and Evolution Society
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
Association for Research in Personality
American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science
Individual Differences Association