Personality Disorders and the Five-Factor Model of by Thomas A. Widiger, Paul T., Jr. Costa

By Thomas A. Widiger, Paul T., Jr. Costa

The 1994 version of this ebook has been a definitive source for either researchers and clinicians attracted to the functions of the five-factor version to character problems. because the booklet of the 1st version, a gradual movement of latest empirical study has been carried out, and key theoretical advancements have happened. This revised variation updates the e-book and gives 9 vital new chapters. a brand new bankruptcy by way of the editors offers a finished precis of fifty five empirical stories released considering 1994 at the dating of the 5 issue version to character affliction signs.

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If the additional information with respect to the degree to which a person has a personality disorder were not providing reliable or valid information, then including it would have decreased the reliability and validity of the diagnosis. Factor and Cluster Analyses Factor analysis (FA) and multidimensional scaling (MDS) have been used to identify the dimensions that might underlie or explain the correlation among variables. , Plutchik & Platman, 1977; Presley & Walton, 1973; Tyrer & Alexander, 1979).

Wiggins & Pincus, 1989). The negative evaluation dimension might represent in large part an extreme variant of antagonism. This dimension already includes: socially undesirable traits such as rude, suspicious. vengeful, ruthless, irritable, and manipulative behavior, and it is possible that the traits of evil, depraved, immoral, deceitful, cruel, and detestable are simply more extreme variants of these traits. It will be of interest in future research to explore the relationship between the five factors and the evaluative terms identified by Tellegen and Waller (cf.

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