Kay, C. S. & Arrow, H. (2023). Eight misconceptions about the elemental approach and aversive personality trait research: A response to Andrews and colleagues (2023). Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 1-5.

Kay, C. S. & Saucier, G. (2023). Measuring personality traits in context: Four approaches to situations in self-report measures of personality. In P. K. Jonason (Ed.), Shining light on the dark side of personality: Measurement properties and theoretical advances (pp. 261-273). Hogrefe.

Kay, C. S. & Saucier, G. (2023). The Comprehensive Infrequency/Frequency Item Repository (CIFR): An online database of items for detecting careless/insufficient-effort responders in survey data. Personality and Individual Differences.

Kay, C. S. & Slovic, P. (2023). The Generic Conspiracist Beliefs Scale – 5: A short-form measure of conspiracist ideation. Journal of Research in Personality, 102, 104315.

March, E., Kay, C. S., Dinić, B. M., Wagstaff, D., Grabovac, B., & Jonason, P. K. (2023). “It’s all in your head”: Personality traits and gaslighting tactics in intimate relationships. Journal of Family Violence.


Kay, C. S. (2022). Animal House: The Dark Tetrad traits and membership in sororities and fraternities. Acta Psychologica, 93, 103473.

Kay, C. S. & Arrow, H. (2022). Taking an elemental approach to the conceptualization and measurement of Machiavellianism, narcissism, and psychopathy. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 16(4), e12662.

Kay, C. S. & Dimakis, S. (2022). Moral foundations partially explain the association of Machiavellianism, grandiose narcissism, and psychopathy with homonegativity and transnegativity. Journal of Homosexuality.

Valerie van Mulukom [and 12 others, including Kay, C. S.] (2022). Antecedents and consequences of COVID-19 conspiracy beliefs: A systematic review. Social Science & Medicine, 301.


Kay, C. S. (2021). Actors of the most fiendish character: Explaining the associations between the Dark Tetrad traits and conspiracist ideation. Personality and Individual Differences, 271.

Kay, C. S. (2021). Negative traits, positive assortment: Revisiting the Dark Triad and a preference for similar others. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 38.

Kay, C. S. (2021). The targets of all treachery: Delusional ideation, paranoia, and the need for uniqueness as mediators between two forms of narcissism and conspiracy beliefs. Journal of Research in Personality, 93.


Kay, C. S. & Saucier, G. (2020). Deviating from the social consensus: Relations among the Dark Triad, moral normativity, and general social normativity. Personality and Individual Differences, 159.

Kay, C. S. & Saucier, G. (2020). Insert a joke about lawyers: Evaluating preferences for the Dark Triad traits in six occupations. Personality and Individual Differences, 159.

Last updated: July 31st, 2023.