Peter (PK) Jonason, Ph.D.

Here are some samples of work in the media featuring my work



Regarding Ig Nobel award

Amos, J. (2014, September). Slippery banana study wins the Ig Nobel. BBC News.
Penberthy, N. (2014, September). Aussie wins Ig Nobel with study into the darker side of nightowls. Australian Geographic.
Williams, L. (2014, September). What's so bad about psychopaths anyways? NineMSN.

Regarding Dark Triad research


Shpancer, N. (2017, September). Confused About Successful Jerks? Get to Know the Dark Triad. Psychology Today.

Locklear, M. (2016, August). Lochte Probably Lied for the Same Reason We All Do: It Was Easier. Slate Magazine.
Lebowitz, S. (2015, October). 21 signs you're a narcissist. Australian Business Insider.
Eyre, E. (2015, August). Understanding the Dark Triad: Managing "Dark" Personality Traits. Mind Tools.
Lee, A. (2014, July). The Dark Triad at work.
Whitbourne, S.K. (2014, July). How to spot a manipulator. Psychology Today.
Shedden, M. (2013, September). The Dark Side to nightowls. Sunday Morning Herald.
Shedden, M. (2013, August). The Dark Side of being a nightowl. Sunday Morning Herald.
Morris, C. (2013, August). Be afraid of the Dark. Mx Sydney, p. 5.
Staff writer ((2013, July). Night owls more likely to have Dark Triad of Personality traits. Daily Telegraph.
Men's Health Magazine (2013, March).

Capital City Daily (2012, March).
Zevenhuizen, M. (2011, January). Onze duistere kant herken de boosaardige trekjes in anderen (enuzelf) [The dark side: Recognize the evil traits in others (and yourself)]. Psycholgie Magazine, p. 72-77.
Bhattacharya, S. (2010, April). What’s so right about Mr. Wrong. Psychologies.

Mason, I. (2008, June). Bad is good as a mating strategy. The New Scientist.              

Research regarding relationship research

Rennie, A. (2016, May). Playing hard to get; a scientific appraisal. Elitesingles.com.au.

Elder, J. (2016, April). Psychologists and women ask why men send 'dick pics'. WAToday.com.au

Slotter, E.B. (2016, February). Which Are More Powerful, Turn-Ons or Turn-Offs? Psychology Today.

Smith, B. (2015, November). Scientists reveal the 17 biggest relationships dealbreakers for men and women. Men's Fitness.
Smith M. (2015, November). Relationship Dealbreakers- Traits People Avoid in Potential Mates. Western Sydney University.
Freeman, S. (2015, November). Bad sex, laziness and being too needy: The 17 deal-breakers that can end a relationship (and why women are pickier than men). DailyMail Australia.
Staufenberg, J. (2015, November). Biggest relationship deal-breakers for men and women revealed by US scientists. Independent.
Kelly, G. (2015, November). Deal-breakers: Men and women reveal their biggest relationship turn-offs. The Telegraph.
Berry, S. (2015, November). Top relationship dealbreakers for daters. Sydney Morning Herald.
Seidman, G. (2015, November). The top 9 relationship dealbreakers. Psychology Today.
Bernstein, E. (2015, November). For better relationships, know your deal breakers. Wall Street Journal.
LeMiller, J. (2015, October). Men's and women's biggest relationship dealbreakers.
Bonos, L. (2015, October). What are your deal-breakers: Here are top five for women and men.
Friedman, L.F. (2015, October). Scientists asked 5,500 Americans to reveal their 'relationship dealbreakers' — here's what they learned. TechInsider.
Mehta, V. (2015, May). Are you looking for love in all the right places? Psychology Today.
Jacobs, T (2014, August). Poached partners make unreliable mates. Pacific Standard.
LehMiller, J. (2013, March). Does playing hard-to-get pay off?
Nierenberg, C. (2013, December). Playing hard-to-get actually works, study confirms. NBC news.
Matheson, M. (2012, November). Why common sense beat dollars. Daily Telegraph, p. 9.
Men's Health Magazine (2012, June)
Counter, R. (2011). Buddies in bed. Toronto Sun.
Zaidan, George (2010, August). Pocket Science Ep8 - BOOOOTY CAAALLLLLL. Youtube.com.
Dixit, J. (2008, Jan). Fast Forces of Attraction. Psychology Today

Other media attention


Basu, T. (2016, October). 'Cuffing Season' Is Sociology Fan Fiction.

Fernando, G. (May, 2016). Extrovert or introvert? It’s actually not that simple. News.com.au.

Chenoweth, B. (2014, January). Dangerous online trend. Campbelltown-Macarthur Advertiser, Sydney, p. 20.
De Luca, D. (2009, July). Grad student explores the psychology of love. Las Cruces Sun.              
Spotlight interview of graduate student in The Forum: Newsletter for the Society of Personality and Social Psychology Graduate Student Committee: Winter, 2006.