Peter Muris (http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5447-8200) is professor in Developmental Psychopathology at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN) of Maastricht University, The Netherlands, and also working as a health psychologist/cognitive-behavior therapist at Youz-Maastricht, an outpatient treatment center for young people with mental health problems. His research is focused on psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents and the role of personality factors in the etiology of psychopathology.
Henry Otgaar (http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2782-2181 ) is professor in Legal Psychology at the FPN of Maastricht University and research professor at the Leuven Institute of Criminology of the Catholic University of Leuven. His research concentrates on developmental changes in memory from childhood to adulthood, with a special interest in factors that relate to the development of memory illusions.
Cor Meesters (http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9479-8417 ) is associate professor at the FPN of Maastricht University. His main focus is on teaching but he is also involved in research in the domains of developmental psychology and mental health.
Eirini Papasileka was involved in the present research project to obtain her Master of Science degree in Forensic Psychology at the FPN of Maastricht University. She is currently working as assistant psychologist at the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom.
David Pineda is working as associate professor at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche and as tutor for the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Open University) in Spain. His main research interest is in forensic psychology.
The present article reports on a preliminary study exploring the relationships between Dark Triad (narcissism, Machiavellianism, psychopathy) and honesty-humility personality traits and pornography craving and deviant pornography use in a sample of 121 participants (46 men and 75 women) who completed an online survey. Narcissism and psychopathy were positively related to pornography craving and deviant pornography consumption, while honesty-humility appeared to be negatively associated with these pornography-related variables. Furthermore, the data suggested that these relationships were only present in men and not in women. While the current results should be interpreted with caution in the light of a number of limitations (i.e., small sample size, mainly well-educated participants), these results fit with the notion that men are more characterized by anti-social personality traits than women, and hence also have a greater inclination to engage in immoral and sexually deviating actions.
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Muris, Peter; Otgaar, Henry; Meesters, Cor; Papasileka, Eirini; and Pineda, David
"The Dark Triad and Honesty-Humility: A Preliminary Study on the Relations to Pornography Use,"
Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence:
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