Living a Fast Life

  title={Living a Fast Life},
  author={Peter Karl Jonason and Bryan L. Koenig and Jeremy R. Tost},
  journal={Human Nature},
The current research applied a mid-level evolutionary theory that has been successfully employed across numerous animal species—life history theory—in an attempt to understand the Dark Triad personality trait cluster (narcissism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism). In Study 1 (N = 246), a measure of life history strategy was correlated with psychopathy, but unexpectedly with neither Machiavellianism nor narcissism. Study 2 (N = 321) replicated this overall pattern of results using longer… 
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I just cannot control myself: The Dark Triad and self-control
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