Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
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3750 498 003 - 72752
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Arts
Date of Expected Graduation
Since the introduction of the concept of the Dark Triad, a great deal of literature has been published regarding its validity, predictive power, and effective uses. One typical feature of Dark Triad research that has been relatively absent in the recent literature has been the inclusion of other personal or contextual factors to improve the predictive validity of the Dark Triad. In this paper, I attempt to explain how a factor such as gender conformity in women may mediate the relationship of Dark Triad scores to the outcome of sexual deception. Further analysis also attempts to reason the utility of including other factors during assessment that may contribute to outcomes related to the Dark Triad— such as the inclusion of another proposed trait into the now-called Dark Tetrad, which I will refer to once the proposed additional trait is explained. In short, the Dark Triad is a trait theory used to examine the darker side of personality, which this paper attempts to bring into more practical applications. Furthermore, this manuscript lays out my plans for a study on the topic in the future.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Priebe, David, "Examining Links Between the Dark Tetrad and Gender Conformity to Women's Use of Sexual Deception" (2020). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1236.