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DANIEL N. JONES, PHD
CV - DEPT. WEBSITE

EMAIL: djones2@unr.edu


Principal Investigator. 

Dan Jones is an Associate Professor of Management and Interdisciplinary Social Psychology at the University of Nevada Reno. 

Research Interests: Interpersonal harm; toxic workplace behavior & relationship abuse. Topics include: Human Quantification Theory, Dark Triad, Mimicry Deception Theory, Incentive Salience.

PhD: University of British Columbia, 2011

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LIST OF CURRENT STUDENTS

PhD Students

Edit Szabo

Sampada Karandikar

Li-Ling Ahtime

David Andrews

Sogol Mozafari

(For more details, see below)

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EDIT SZABO, PHD

Doctoral Student in Management (ABD)

Edit completed her master’s degree in Literature and Linguistics and her PhD in Psychology from the University of Pecs, Hungary. She is pursuing a second PhD in Business Management. Her current research interests include social values, personality, and social issues in management. She studies social value orientation and the social impact of firms with a special focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR). Topics include: CSR, social value orientation (SVO), Dark Triad (DT), Theory of Mind (ToM).

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SAMPADA KARANDIKAR, MS (SHE/THEY)

Doctoral Student in Social Psychology

Sampada completed her B.A. in Psychology from Mumbai University (India), and MSc. in Forensic Psychology from the University of York (UK). Her research interests lie in studying how dark personality traits manifest in various situations. She is specifically interested in the serial killer phenomenon, white collar crime, and morality. Sampada has also co-authored a book entitled Twisted – A Profile of Indian Serial Killers, which presents psychological profiling of several Indian serial killers. She wants to study the role of affluenza within perpetration of white collar crime

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DAVID ANDREWS, MS

Doctoral Student in Social Psychology

David is a second-year doctoral student in the Social Psychology program. He received his BA in psychology and MS in psychology as part of a combined BA/MS program at Oakland University (Michigan), he also received his BA in criminal justice during his time at OU. His initial research program was focused on narcissism, but has expanded to include other dark personality traits. He is slowly transitioning his core research interest to various permutations of extremism, with a  specific interest in religious extremism, violence, and corruption. In line with his extremism interest, he looks to also publish on domestic terror threats, right-wing extremism, and white power groups, including the radicalization process that occurs online. David is interested in a variety of psychological processes surrounding attitudes and beliefs toward controversial criminal justice policies and practices (e.g., death penalty).

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SOGOL MOZAFARI, MS

Doctoral Student in Management

Sogol, a first-year PhD student in Business Administration with a specialization in Management, earned her Master's in Information Systems from the University of Nevada, Reno. Recognized as an outstanding researcher during both her Master's and PhD studies, she demonstrates a keen interest in understanding human behavior, particularly in relation to artificial intelligence (AI) and the phenomenon of aversion towards it, with a specific focus on dark triad behavior.

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LI-LING AHTIME, MS

Doctoral Student in Social Psychology

Li-Ling is a second year PhD student in Social Psychology.

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JENNIFER MELENDEZ

Undergraduate Student in Psychology

Jenny is a first-year student at University of Nevada, Reno, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Business Analytics and Social Research Methods. Her research interests are largely within dark personalities, with an emphasis on serial killers, gang violence, and crime!

 

Linkdin: www.linkedin.com/in/melendezj

LAB ALUMNI

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SHELBY R. CURTIS, PHD

Assistant Professor, Louisiana Tech University

Former PhD Student

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STEVEN M. MUELLER, PHD

Assistant Professor - Longwood University

Former PhD Student

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MELISSA S. DE ROOS, PHD

Associate Professor - Erasmus University Rotterdam

Former PhD Student

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JESSICA R. CARRE, PHD

Army Research Institute

Former PhD Student

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ADON L. NERIA, PHD

Department of Defense

Former PhD Student

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ANDREA RANGEL, MS

Drug Addiction Counselor, El Paso area

Former Lab Manager

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RUTH MASSEY, MS

Autism specialist, Phoenix AZ

Former Research Assistant

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THERESA BENAVIDEZ, MS

Autism specialist, Colorado Springs, CO

Former Research Assistant

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YAZMINE HUIZAR, PHD

Clinical Psychology Postdoc - Stanford University

Former Honor's Student

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ASTRID PORTILLO, MS

Therapist, El Paso area

Former Research Assistant

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