Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Publisher’s Version

Publication Date

1-2013

Abstract

The current study provides the first examination of the relationship between life history indicators and the Dark Triad traits in an international sample drawn from the U.S. (n = 264), Singapore (n = 185), and Poland (n = 177). In all three samples, the Dark Triad traits were associated with psychosocial costs, although there were more links in the Singaporean and Polish samples than in the American sample. In the U.S., the quality of one’s romantic relationships and psychopathy were negatively correlated. Narcissism was higher in the Polish and American samples than in the Singaporean sample. Men scored higher than women did regardless of location and the sex difference in the individual differences in life histories was mediated by the Dark Triad composite. Results suggest the Dark Triad are related to a volatile socioecology composed of psychosocial costs in the familial, romantic, and platonic relationships.

Keywords

Dark Triad, psychopathy, narcissism, Machiavellianism, Life History Theory, Singapore, Poland, United States

Discipline

Asian Studies | Gender and Sexuality | Social Psychology

Research Areas

Psychology

Publication

Evolutionary Psychology

Volume

11

Issue

1

First Page

172

Last Page

185

ISSN

1474-7049

Identifier

10.1177/147470491301100116

Publisher

SAGE

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/147470491301100116

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