Donald Lynam

Degree: Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, 1995

Research Interests:

My research investigates the contribution of individual differences to deviance (e.g., antisocial behavior, substance use, and risky sexual behavior) and psychopathology across the lifecourse.

Recent Publications:

Hyatt, C.S., Crowe, M.L., Lynam, D.R., & Miller, J.D. (2020). Components of the Triarchic Model of Psychopathy and the Five-Factor Model domains share largely overlapping nomological networks. Assessment, 27, 72-88.  

Hyatt, C. S., Owens, M. M., Crowe, M. L., Carter, N. T., Lynam, D. R., & Miller, J. D. (2020). The quandary of covarying: A brief review and empirical examination of covariate use in structural neuroimaging studies on psychological variables. NeuroImage, 205.

Vize, C.E., Collison, K.L., Miller, J.D., & Lynam, D.R. (2020). The “core” of the Dark Triad: A test of competing hypotheses. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment,11, 91-99

Vize, C.E., & Lynam, D.R. (2020). Merging structural and process-related approaches to the study of agreeableness: A preregistered replication and extension attempt. European Journal of Personality, 34, 139-163. 

Sleep, C.E., Weiss, B., Lynam, D.R., & Miller, J.D. (2020). The DSM-5 Section III Personality Disorder Criterion A in relation to both pathological and general personality traits. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 11, 202-212. 

Vize, C.E., Collison, K. L., Miller, J. D., & Lynam, D.R. (2020). Using item-level analyses to better understand the consequences of partialing procedures: An example using the Dark Triad. Journal of Personality, 88, 719-734

Goh, P. K., Lee, C. A., Martel, M. M., Fillmore, M. T., Derefinko, K. J., & Lynam, D. R. (2020). Conceptualizing the UPPS-P model of impulsive personality through network analysis: key dimensions and general robustness across young adulthood. Journal of Personality, 88, 1302-1314. 

Owens, M.M., Hyatt, C.S., Gray, J.C., Miller, J.D., Lynam, D.R., Hahn, S., Allgaier, N., Potter. A., & Garavan. H. (2020). Neuroanatomical correlates of impulsive traits in children aged 9 to 10. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 129, 831-844. 

Lynam, D.R., Vize, C.E., & Miller, J.D. (2020). Personality and crime. In P.J Corr, & G. Matthews (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology (2nd. Edition) (pp. 463-476). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Lynam, D.R., Crowe, M.L., Vize, C., & Miller, J.D. (2020). Little evidence that Honesty-Humility lives outside of FFM Agreeableness. European Journal of Personality, 34, 530-531. 

Lynam, D.R. (2020). Issues of emphasis in the Triarchic Psychopathy Model: Commentary on An Integrative Biobehavioral Trait Perspective on Antisocial Personality Disorder and Psychopathy. In C.W. Lejuez & K.L. Gratz (eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Disorders (pp. 270-273). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Sleep, C. E., Lynam, D. R., & Miller, J. D. (2021). Personality impairment in DSM-5 and ICD-11: Current standing and limitations. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 34, 39-43. 

Weiss, B., Sleep, C. S., Lynam, D. R., & Miller, J. D. (2021). Evaluating the instantiation of narcissism components in contemporary measures of psychopathy. Assessment, 28, 15-28. 

Personality Study:

We are conducting a study examining the association between personality and daily interpersonal behaviors. Those invited to participate in the study will be contacted and be eligible to win a prize. Participation in the research project or other consideration is not necessary to win. To participate, you can complete an entry form. You could win one of 50 prizes. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Subject to all federal, state, and local laws. To receive an entry form and a copy of the official rules, send a self-addressed envelope to: Lynam Lab, 703 E. 3rd St., West Lafayette, IN 47907. Limit one per mailing.


Donald Lynam

Distinguished Professor, Clinical Psychology

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA

Campus Address:
Psychological Sciences, Room 1138B

Telephone: (765) 496-9025
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