Dr. Delroy L. Paulhus is a personality researcher who continues to focus broadly on response styles and dark personalities using self-report, peer-rating, and laboratory techniques. Using a variety of psychometric methods, Dr. Paulhus has developed and validated measures of socially desirable responding, perceived control, free will and determinism, and overclaiming. All of these measures are published and are widely used by other researchers. Recently his research has yielded measures of the Dark Tetrad (psychopathy, narcissism, Machiavellianism, and sadism).
Altogether, his work has been published in 150 articles, chapters, and books. His citation count now exceeds 43,000.
He has fellow status at the Association for Psychological Science, Canadian Psychological Association, and the Western Psychological Association. He has served on a variety of federal panels that distribute grant funding in Canada.
Research interests include questionnaire response styles, dark personalities (psychopathy, narcissism, Machiavellianism), self-enhancement, self-deception, impression management.
Dr. Paulhus’ secondary research area is Quantitative Methods.
Paulhus, D. L., Buckels, E. E., Trapnell, P. D. & Jones, D. N. (2020). Screening for dark personalities: the short Dark Tetrad (SD4). European Journal of Psychological Assessment.
Paulhus, D. L., & Klaiber, P. (2020). HEXACO, dark personalities, and Brunswik symmetry. European Journal of Personality.
Paulhus, D. L. (2019). Agency and communion: Two dimensions of desirability. In A. E. Abele & B. Wojciszke (Eds.), Agency and communion in social psychology (pp.162-169). New York: Routledge.
Somma, A., Paulhus, D. L., Borroni, S., & Fossati, A. (2019). Evaluating the Psychometric Properties of the Short Dark Triad (SD3) in Italian Adults and Adolescents. European Journal of Psychological Assessment.
Zhang, J., Paulhus, D L., & Ziegler, M. (2019). Personality predictors of scholastic cheating in two Chinese samples. Educational Psychology.
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.
Bensch, D., Paulhus, D. L., Stankov, L., & Ziegler, M. (2017). Teasing apart overclaiming, overconfidence, and socially desirable responding. Assessment, 26, 351-363.
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.
Paulhus, D. L., Curtis, S. R., & Jones, D. N. (2017). Trait aggression: the Dark Tetrad alternative. Current Opinion in Psychology, 19, 88-92.
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.
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.
Paulhus, D. L. (2016). Dark Tetrad of personality. In In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Springer Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. New York: Springer.
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., & 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., & 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., & Jones, D. N. (2015). Measures of dark personalities. In G. J. Boyle, D. H. Saklofske, & G. Matthews (Eds.), Measures of personality and social psychological constructs (pp. 562-594). San Diego: Academic Press.
Paulhus, D. L. (2014). Toward a taxonomy of dark personalities. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 421-426.
Paulhus, D. L., & Dubois, P. J. (2014). Application of the overclaiming technique to scholastic assessment. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 74, 975-990.
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. (2014). Introducing the Short Dark Triad (SD3): A brief measure of dark personality traits. Assessment, 21, 28-41.
Buckels, E. E., Jones, D. N., & Paulhus, D. L. (2013). Behavioral confirmation of everyday sadism. Psychological Science, 24, 2201 – 2209.
Paulhus, D. L., Westlake, B. G., Calvez, S. S., & Harms, P. D. (2013). Self-presentation style in job interviews: The role of personality and culture. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43, 2042-2059.
Carey, J. M., & Paulhus, D. L. (2013). Worldview implications of believing in free will and/or determinism: Politics, morality, and punitiveness. Journal of Personality, 81, 130-141.
Furnham, A., Richards, S. C., & Paulhus, D. L. (2013). The Dark Triad of personality: A 10-year review. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 7, 199-216.
Gebauer, J. E., Paulhus, D. L., & Neberich, W. (2013). Big Two personality and religiosity across cultures: Communals as religious conformists and agentics as religious contrarians. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 4, 22-31.
- Klopfer Award from Society for Personality Assessment (2013)
- Society for Personality and Social Psychology Fellow (2011)
- Fellow of World Psychiatry Association (2009)
- Killam Faculty Research Prize (2007)
- Fellow of Canadian Psychology Association (2005)