Adam L. Lawson
Identifying personality traits that coincide with everyday deception is crucial to understanding how individual differences relate to antisocial tendencies. The current study tested the hypothesis that psychopathy and sensation seeking predict everyday deception. Seventy-nine undergraduate students participated in an online study to assess these personality measures. Linear regression found that disinhibition psychopathy is a strong predictor of everyday deception, with impulsive sensation seeking as the only other significant predictor.