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The psychologist at the center of a scandal over the misuse of millions of Facebook users’ personal data worked with Russian researchers on a study of pathological personality traits.

Aleksandr Kogan advised a team at St. Petersburg State University that was exploring whether psychopathy, narcissism and machiavellianism — dubbed the “dark triad” by psychologists — were linked to abusive online behavior, said Yanina Ledovaya, senior lecturer at the university’s department of psychology.

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