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 32,000.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Buckels, E. E., Jones, D. N., & Paulhus, D. L. (2013). Behavioral confirmation of everyday sadism. Psychological Science, 24, 2201 - 2209.
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., Trapnell, P. D., & Paulhus, D. L. (2014). Trolls just want to have fun. Personality and Individual Differences, 67, 97-102.
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. (2014). Toward a taxonomy of dark personalities. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 421-426.
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., & 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., & 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.
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., & 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. (2016). Dark Tetrad of personality. In In V. Zeigler-Hill & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Springer Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. New York: Springer.
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.
Paulhus, D. L., Curtis, S. R., & Jones, D. N. (2017). Trait aggression: the Dark Tetrad alternative. Current Opinion in Psychology, 19, 88-92.
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.
Bensch, D., Paulhus, D. L., Stankov, L., & Ziegler, M. (2017). Teasing apart overclaiming, overconfidence, and socially desirable responding. Assessment.
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.
Paulhus, D. L. (in press). Agency and communion: Two dimensions of desirability. In A. Abele & B. Wojciszke (Eds.), Agency and communion in social psychology. New York: Routledge.
- Society for Personality and Social Psychology Fellow (2011)
- Killam Faculty Research Prize (2007)