Dark Personalities in the Workplace

Dark Personalities in the Workplace
Author: Cynthia Mathieu
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2021-03-11
ISBN: 012815828X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Personalities in the Workplace Book Excerpt:

Dark Personalities in the Workplace defines dark personalities, their prevalence in the workplace, and how they are best managed. The book brings together research in psychology and business to both profile these employees and impart best practices for businesses to manage them. Chapters explore narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy in a work context. Coverage includes common behaviors such as incivility, negative attitudes, counterproductive behavior and escalating to harassment, bullying, violence, and fraud. Practical advice is given on how to avoid hiring dark personalities, avoid promoting dark personalities, and how to perform investigations and interventions with dark personalities. With a background in forensic psychology and industrial/organizational psychology, Cynthia Mathieu provides a researched understanding to these personalities, case studies to better understand them, and practical tools and applied solutions for dealing with them. Integrates psychology and business literature on dark personalities Identifies common personality features and behaviors Suggests HR protocols to avoid hiring dark personalities Addresses how to manage and review performance for dark personalities Explores the importance of leadership and organizational culture Presents case studies and applied solutions Provides recommendations for investigations and interventions

Dark Personality in the Workplace

Dark Personality in the Workplace
Author: Birgit Schyns,Susanne Braun,Pedro Neves
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2022-10
ISBN: 9780889376267
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Personality in the Workplace Book Excerpt:

An uptodate exploration of the role of dark personality traits in the workplace? Explores innovative methodology, dark leadership, and more? Contributions are written by international experts? All contributions are peer-reviewedThis collection of contributions by international experts in the field provides an update on dark personality in the workplace, covering several different aspects including narcissism, power motives, and leadership outcomes of dark personality. Data has been collected in different countries, using different methodological approaches, and all contributions underwent peer review.The volume comprises current reviews of dark personality and narcissism in the workplace, explores innovative methodological approaches to measuring dark personality, looks at how to deal with dark leadership as well as presents several empirical contributions on the relationships between dark triad personality traits and states, power motives, motivation to lead, and abusive supervision. This is essential reading for personality researchers, occupational psychologist, and anyone interested in the Dark Triad and other dark personality traits.

Leadership Work and the Dark Side of Personality

Leadership  Work  and the Dark Side of Personality
Author: Seth M. Spain
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2019-02-16
ISBN: 0128128224
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leadership Work and the Dark Side of Personality Book Excerpt:

Leadership, Work, and the Dark Side of Personality uses an interpersonal psychological perspective to unite general theories of both personality and leadership. By focusing in on the interpersonal, the book characterizes social behaviors by their agency (how dominant they are) and by their communion (how relational and nurturing they are). It argues that these interpersonal dimensions align closely with the traditional structure of leader behaviors—both task-related and relationship oriented behaviors—and uses those frameworks to orient trait theory for both normal-range personality traits and subclinical (dark side) traits. After overviewing the history of leadership theory, reviewing normal range personality traits (Extraversion, Neuroticism, Conscientiousness, Agreeableness and Openness) and subclinical traits, such as the Dark Triad (Narcissism, Machiavellianism and Psychopathy), the book moves on to thoroughly bring the perspective of interpersonal psychology to bear on questions of personality and leadership, and ends by narrowing in on how the dark side of personality affects the leadership process—for better and for worse. Discusses the role of personality in job performance and satisfaction Critiques both historical and contemporary leadership approaches Includes lesser known approaches to leadership, such as paternalism and empowerment Narrows in on the dark side of personality and the role it plays in the leadership process Distinguishes between effective leaders and successful leaders

The Dark Triad of Personality

The Dark Triad of Personality
Author: Minna Lyons
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2019-01-11
ISBN: 0128142928
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dark Triad of Personality Book Excerpt:

The Dark Triad of Personality: Narcissism, Machiavellianism, and Psychopathy in Everyday Life summarizes the latest research on how these personality traits (psychopathology, narcissism, Machiavellianism) are defined and displayed, while also exploring the impact they have on individuals and society, the relationship between clinical conditions and personality traits, and their adaptivity. The book introduces the Dark Triad through the lens of existing clinical and personality literature, discussing shared and unique cognitive and empathetic profiles associated with each trait. Antisocial, antagonistic, and criminal behaviors associated with the Dark Triad are also covered, as is the way these individuals compete socially and in the workplace. Reviews the development, measurement and evolutionary origins of these traits Explores how these traits may be adaptive Assesses the relationship between clinical conditions and Dark Triad personality traits Includes sections on manipulation, competition and cooperation

Dark Personalities in the Workplace

Dark Personalities in the Workplace
Author: Cynthia Mathieu
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2021-03-17
ISBN: 0128158271
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Personalities in the Workplace Book Excerpt:

Dark Personalities in the Workplace defines dark personalities, their prevalence in the workplace, and how they are best managed. The book brings together research in psychology and business to both profile these employees and impart best practices for businesses to manage them. Chapters explore narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy in a work context. Coverage includes common behaviors such as incivility, negative attitudes, counterproductive behavior and escalating to harassment, bullying, violence, and fraud. Practical advice is given on how to avoid hiring dark personalities, avoid promoting dark personalities, and how to perform investigations and interventions with dark personalities. With a background in forensic psychology and industrial/organizational psychology, Cynthia Mathieu provides a researched understanding to these personalities, case studies to better understand them, and practical tools and applied solutions for dealing with them. Integrates psychology and business literature on dark personalities Identifies common personality features and behaviors Suggests HR protocols to avoid hiring dark personalities Addresses how to manage and review performance for dark personalities Explores the importance of leadership and organizational culture Presents case studies and applied solutions Provides recommendations for investigations and interventions

Overcoming Bad Leadership in Organizations

Overcoming Bad Leadership in Organizations
Author: Derek Lusk,Theodore L. Hayes
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0197552757
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Overcoming Bad Leadership in Organizations Book Excerpt:

"Robert Hogan is known for suggesting that the most consequential question in human affairs is, "Who should lead?" History is riddled with examples of how the survival of collectivities - schools, governments, nations, organizations - is determined by who is in charge. Good leaders turn businesses drowning in red ink into industry juggernauts; they transform "B" players into high-performers with minimal infighting and seamless cooperation. Yet history also shows that leadership strengths coincide with deeply troubled dark sides that result in totalitarian regimes, large-scale financial collapses such as the global financial crisis of 2008, exclusive political and economic institutions, ill-conceived military entanglements, and the inability to manage public health during global pandemics,"--

The Wiley Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences Set

The Wiley Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences  Set
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 2576
Release: 2020-11-04
ISBN: 1119795273
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences Set Book Excerpt:

The Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences (EPID) beschäftigt sich in vier Bänden mit Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschieden bei Individuen. Jeder Band konzentriert sich auf einen wichtigen Themenbereich bei der Untersuchung der Persönlichkeitspsychologie und den Unterschieden von Individuen. Der erste Band mit dem Titel Models and Theories betrachtet die wichtigsten klassischen und modernen Standpunkte, Perspektiven, Modelle und theoretischen Ansätze im Studium der Persönlichkeit und Unterschiede von Individuen. Der zweite Band, Measurement and Assessment, untersucht die wesentlichen klassischen und modernen Beurteilungsmethoden und -techniken. Der dritte Band mit dem Titel Personality Processes and Individual Differences erläutert die traditionellen und aktuellen Dimensionen, Konstrukte und Merkmale der Studienrichtung. Im vierten Band werden drei Hauptkategorien behandelt: klinische Zuarbeit, angewandte Forschung und interkulturelle Betrachtungen. Darüber hinaus werden Themen wie Kultur und Identität, multikulturelle Identitäten, interkulturelle Untersuchungen von Merkmalsstrukturen und Personalitätsprozesses u. v. m. behandelt. - Jeder Band enthält rund 100 Einträge zu Personalität und individuellen Unterschieden. Die Beiträge stammen von international führenden Psychologen. - Beschäftigt sich mit wichtigen klassischen und zeitgenössischen Modellen und Theorien der Persönlichkeitspsychologie, mit Mess- und Beurteilungsverfahren, Personalitätsprozessen und Unterschieden bei Individuen sowie mit Forschungsansätzen. - Bietet einen umfassenden und ausführlichen Überblick über die Persönlichkeitspsychologie. - The Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences ist ein wichtiges Referenzwerk für Studenten der Psychologie und Fachexperten, die sich mit der Untersuchung und Erforschung von Persönlichkeit beschäftigen.

Ethics and Values in Industrial Organizational Psychology Second Edition

Ethics and Values in Industrial Organizational Psychology  Second Edition
Author: Joel Lefkowitz
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 604
Release: 2017-03-03
ISBN: 1317241894
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics and Values in Industrial Organizational Psychology Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Ethics and Values in Industrial-Organizational Psychology was one of the first books to integrate work from moral philosophy, moral psychology, I-O psychology, and political and social economy, as well as business. It incorporates these perspectives into a "framework for taking moral action" and presents a practical model for ethical decision making. The second edition has added a chapter on Virtue Theory, including its application in I-O, Organizational behavior (OB) and business; expands Moral Psychology to two chapters, with more attention to moral emotions, effects of the "dark side" of personality, and the intuitionist model of moral judgment; expands the sections on social and economic justice; and expands the treatment of the Responsible Conduct of Research with a new chapter on Research Integrity. Examples from I-O research and practice, as well as current business events, are offered throughout. It is ideal for ethics and I-O courses at the graduate level.

Counterproductive Work Behaviors

Counterproductive Work Behaviors
Author: Aaron Cohen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2018-01-29
ISBN: 1315454793
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Counterproductive Work Behaviors Book Excerpt:

There has been a growing interest among scholars in the fields of organizational behaviour and industrial psychology in what can be termed "the dark side of the organizations." A main concept in this regard this is both important and relevant counterproductive work behaviours (CWBs), which can be defined as deliberate actions that harm the organization or its members. These behaviours include a variety of acts that can be directed toward organizations (CWB-O) or toward other people (CWB-P). Destroying organizational property, purposely doing work incorrectly, and taking unauthorized work breaks are examples of CWB-O, whereas hitting a co-worker, insulting others, and shouting at someone are forms of CWB-P. Despite the growing interest in CWBs as a research issue, not enough is known about the determinants of CWBs. The goal of Counterproductive Work Behaviors therefore is to cover this stimulating, important, and innovative issue of dark triad personalities in the workplace. The book will deal with important aspects of this issue, such as the characteristics of dark triad personalities, how they operate and damage organizations, what organizations are more vulnerable to them, ways to diagnose and detect them, and ways to handle dark triad personalities and prevent them from harming organizations and employees. There is no doubt that the issues covered by Counterproductive Work Behaviors will continue to attract academic attention and therefore the book is essential reading for researchers, academics and business professionals alike in the fields of Organizational Studies and Behaviour, Organizational Psychology, Strategy, Human Resource Management, Leadership and the related disciplines.

Measuring and Modeling Persons and Situations

Measuring and Modeling Persons and Situations
Author: Dustin Wood,Stephen J. Read,P.D. Harms,Andrew Slaughter
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 732
Release: 2021-06-23
ISBN: 0128192011
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Measuring and Modeling Persons and Situations Book Excerpt:

Measuring and Modeling Persons and Situations presents major innovations and contributions on the topic, promoting deeper integration, cross-pollination of ideas across diverse academic disciplines, and the facilitation of the development of practical applications such as matching people to jobs, understanding decision making, and predicting how a group of individuals will interact with one another. The book is organized around two overarching and interrelated themes, with the first focusing on assessing the person and the situation, covering methodological advances and techniques for inferring and measuring characteristics, and showing how they can be instantiated for measurement and predictive purposes. The book's second theme presents theoretical models, conceptualizing how factors of the person and situation can help us understand the psychological dynamics which underlie behavior, the psychological experience of fit or congruence with one’s environment, and changes in personality traits over time. Identifies technologies for measuring and predicting behavior Infers behavior causes from personality and/or situational variables Utilizes big data, machine learning and modeling to understand behavior Includes mobile phone, social media and wearable tech usage analysis Explores the stability of personality over time Considers behavior analysis to treat maladaptive behavior

Fifty Shades of Grey Exploring the Dark Sides of Leadership and Followership

Fifty Shades of Grey  Exploring the Dark Sides of Leadership and Followership
Author: Susanne Braun,Ronit Kark,Barbara Wisse
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 141
Release: 2019-01-21
ISBN: 2889456951
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fifty Shades of Grey Exploring the Dark Sides of Leadership and Followership Book Excerpt:

The scientific field of leadership and followership is fast evolving and has seen several interesting developments over recent years. The early heroic views of leadership are slowly turning into more nuanced perspectives, including the understanding that leadership and followership are mutually dependent on each other. Likewise, there is a growing awareness that the focus on the positive side of leadership and followership can be fruitfully complemented by a focus on the darker sides of these constructs. According to the latest research plenty of “grey areas” exist, where further insights into leadership and followership are needed. We seek to emphasize the different shades of dark leadership by taking leaders, followers, and their interaction in specific contexts into account. Accordingly, many of the findings presented in this Research Topic align with a deviation away from the idea of the omnipotent leader. Not only leaders’ dark traits such as narcissism and psychopathy, but also followers’ Machiavellianism emerged as hindering factors for positive organizational functioning. Other results presented in this Research Topic will be fruitful to explain what drives leaders towards dark-side behaviors, the consequences of dark-side leader behaviors (e.g., different types of destructive leadership), and how followers respond to them (e.g., follower attributions of perceived abusive supervision). Contributions to this Research Topic are also pushing the boundaries of current theorizing, shedding further light on the “shades of grey," when it comes to the possibly unintended negative consequences of leadership and followership. In sum, the dark sides of leadership and followership are a natural part of an organizational reality that many employees face day in and day out. The aim of this Research Topic is to encourage an integrative view of leadership and followership and their dark sides, for a better understanding of complex organizational systems and implications for better practice.

The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences

The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences
Author: Virgil Zeigler-Hill,Todd K. Shackelford
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 1832
Release: 2021-08-04
ISBN: 1526455676
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences Book Excerpt:

The examination of personality and individual differences is a major field of research in the modern discipline of psychology. Concerned with the ways humans develop an organised set of characteristics to shape themselves and the world around them, it is a study of how people come to be ‘different’ and ‘similar’ to others, on both an individual and a cultural level. The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Difference is the broadest and most comprehensive overview of the field to date. With outstanding contributions from leading scholars across the world, this is an invaluable resource for researchers and graduate students. Its three volumes cover all of the central concepts, domains and debates of this globally-expanding discipline, including the core theoretical perspectives, research strategies, as well as the origins, applications, and measurement of personality and individual difference.

The Wiley International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law

The Wiley International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law
Author: Alan Felthous,Henning Saß
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1250
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN: 111915930X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law Book Excerpt:

The economic impact of society's attempts to rehabilitate and contain psychopathically disordered individuals can be enormous. Understanding the nature of these disorders, developing accurate and valid assessment methods, and providing effective treatment and safe management cannot be underestimated. Including contributions from an international panel of experts from Europe, North America, and Asia, this two-volume set offers an in-depth, multidisciplinary look at key aspects of the development and etiology of psychopathic disorders; current methods of intervention, treatment, and management; and how these disorders impact decision-making in civil and criminal law. The most comprehensive major reference work available on psychopathy and the law, The Wiley International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law, 2nd Edition: Covers the full history and conceptual development of psychopathic disorders Provides unique and enlightening perspectives on the subject from some of the world’s most well-renowned professionals in the field Looks at the etiology and pathogenesis of psychopathic disorders Examines current methods for the intervention, treatment, and management of ADHD, antisocial behavior, and impulsive aggression Provides in-depth discussions of civil and criminal law issues The Wiley International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law, 2nd Edition is a must-have reference for practitioners and academics in clinical psychology, forensic psychology, psychiatry, probation, law, law enforcement, and social work.

Corporate Psychopathy

Corporate Psychopathy
Author: Katarina Fritzon,Nathan Brooks,Simon Croom
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2019-12-23
ISBN: 3030271889
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Corporate Psychopathy Book Excerpt:

This book analyses the conceptualization of psychopathic personality disorder for criminal/forensic populations and examines in depth the emerging phenomenon of the ‘corporate psychopath’. In doing so its authors expose the paradoxical nature of the disorder: while it is frequently associated with antisocial, criminal and predatory behaviour, more recent studies have highlighted examples of creative, visionary and inspiring leaders who are also found to present a high degree of psychopathy. They focus on the nature, behaviours and consequences of psychopathy in executives and across the organization, offering an important contribution to the emerging body of research on psychopathy and other problematic personality constructs in the workplace. The book will appeal to scholars, students and professionals across the discipline, and particularly to those working in workplace, forensic and personality psychology.

Advancing Methods for Psychological Assessment Across Borders

Advancing Methods for Psychological Assessment Across Borders
Author: Kai Ruggeri,Gabriela Diana Roman,Agnieszka Walczak,Sam Norton,Pietro Cipresso,Rocio Del Pino,Kristina Egumenovska
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2020-01-06
ISBN: 2889459489
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancing Methods for Psychological Assessment Across Borders Book Excerpt:

International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2008

International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2008
Author: Gerard P. Hodgkinson,J. Kevin Ford
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 9780470725078
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology 2008 Book Excerpt:

Now in its 23rd year, the International Review of Industrial and Organizational Psychology has attracted contributions from leading researchers and produced many citation classics. Each volume is a state-of-the-art overview of topics spanning the full spectrum of I/O psychology and 2008 is no exception. Areas covered include leadership development, the psychology of careers, employee recruitment, health promotion in the workplace, and politics at work. Each chapter is supported by a valuable bibliography. For advanced students, academics, researchers and professionals this remains the most current and authoritative guide to new developments and established knowledge in the field.

Motivation and Performance

Motivation and Performance
Author: Adrian Furnham,Ian MacRae
Publsiher: Kogan Page Publishers
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-02-03
ISBN: 0749478144
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Motivation and Performance Book Excerpt:

Many organizations approach the issue of employee engagement and motivation by tapping into age, gender and other stereotypes. Motivation and Performance challenges these notions, bringing together evidence that group differences are often exaggerated and that getting to the heart of what really motivates individuals is what's most important. This book is a practical guide to ensuring that organizations consider all motivators - job security as well as the need for personal growth - to improve employee satisfaction, boost organizational productivity and reduce staff turnover. Underpinned by original research, Motivation and Performance features case studies from finance, retail, the public and other sectors to show how the principles of motivating employees apply at all levels of the organization, not just at the leadership level, and how values and motivation can be changed and developed. Complete with a framework for conducting effective visits to front-line locations, it will help HR professionals ask the right questions, choose whether to implement external motivation-building programmes and make a real impact on an employee's desire to progress in the company.

The Dark Triad of Personality in Personnel Selection

The Dark Triad of Personality in Personnel Selection
Author: Dominik Schwarzinger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2022-06-30
ISBN: 9780889376182
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dark Triad of Personality in Personnel Selection Book Excerpt:

This book explores the theoretical basis and state of the art of research on narcissism, Machiavellianism, and subclinical psychopathy. It also answers complex questions on the structure of the Dark Triad and its measurement for practical applications. Learn about how people high in these characteristics can, on the one hand, experience individual career success and show adaptive performance in specific fields and situations and, on other hand, present severe risks to others in the workplace with abusive and destructive leadership and counterproductive behavior. In addition, the author summarizes the legal and professional guidelines when assessing the dark personality characteristics of job applicants, examines the acceptance and social validity of such assessments, evaluates the available instruments, and makes recommendations for practical applications and further research.With the focus on practical applications, the book presents the development, quality, and application of a test to capture the Dark Triad in the workplace designed for use in organizations. Concrete recommendations are given on how to use the characteristics narcissism, Machiavellianism, and subclinical psychopathy in personnel selection.Researchers and practitioners interested in applying the dark triad in personnel work will find this book full of valuable information on how to undertake legally compliant processes and how to utilize the great potential the Dark Triad personality characteristics have in making decisions on aptitude.

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior
Author: Paulo Marques,Mauro Paulino,Laura Alho
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2021-11-01
ISBN: 0128114207
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior Book Excerpt:

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior: Current Trends and Challenges fills a gap in the market by covering new topics and angles not addressed in other literature. The book's authors approach the interaction of psychopathy with different types of crime, reflecting on comorbidity with other disorders, symptoms and emotional function. In addition to examining questions of prevention and treatment, they present new developments with solid theory and scientific evidence, also addressing forensic realities. This is a must-have guide for practitioners, students or anyone interested in psychopathy, criminal behavior and the various avenues of treatment. Provides a direct and concise approach, reflecting on the construct of psychopathy and its implications in forensic settings Includes sections on models of development in psychopathy and the neuropsychological fundamentals of the role of psychopathy in violent behavior Written for researchers, practitioners and students

Dark Social

Dark Social
Author: Ian MacRae
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2021-11-11
ISBN: 1472983130
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Social Book Excerpt:

Shortlisted for the Business Book Awards 2022 From Donald Trump's outrageous tweets to the impact of the GRU (Russia's military intelligence agency) on foreign elections, through to echo chambers and amplification by bots and networks - the negative side of social media is becoming ever more apparent. Now far removed from a comfortable landscape of cat videos and family pictures, social media is now open to exploitation from a range of sources, from disgruntled employees to 'fake news'. The negative impact of social media upon the workplace can have damaging consequences for businesses. Reputations can be ruined overnight, employees can manipulate social media feeds to their own advantage, and the boundaries between professional and personal social media conduct can become dangerously blurred. Dark Social is an approachable and widely applicable guide to the dangers of social media, and the steps that can be taken by businesses to avoid any negative consequences as a result of social media activity. Despite these risks, social media should not be neglected - it has become a fundamental part of business literacy and is now an essential element of any successful marketing & PR campaign. Drawing upon illustrative case studies and organizational psychology, Dark Social is a timely and fascinating insight into the darker side of social media.