Peter (PK) Jonason, Ph.D.
Most of my research focuses on the Dark Triad traits (see Interview). Today I am conducting projects using these traits from various perspectives including behavioral economics, behavioral ecology, organizational psychology, and experimental social psychology.
Although I am probably best known for my work on the Dark Triad, my career started with an interest in understanding mating strategies. I have examined mating strategies like playing hard-to-get and mate preferences in the form of dealbreakers with Norman Li and more generally on evolutionary approaches to sex differences in mating and sexuality with David Schmitt. Also, I do work in various other areas of social psychology like prejudice, psychometrics, sexism, and happiness. Recently, I am working on some "big data" projects that I am looking for partner and students to work with on.
Interested in participating in my research or being a student? Contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Some potential collaborations, Ph.D., or Masters projects
1. Developing a Life History model of happiness and life satisfaction
2. Cognitive processes associated with mate choice and rejection
3. Understanding sexism directed towards men
4. Cross-cultural research on the "gender pay gap"
5. Mate preferences for educated partners around the world
6. A microeconomics view of moral trade-offs
7. Niche-selection/specialization in the Dark Triad traits
8. When the going gets tough, the Dark Triad get selfish
9. Life history experiments on situational affordances
10. What can we learn about a person from the dating app profile content?