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Zara E. Wright & Robert F. Krueger

In: The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences: Volume I: The Science of Personality and Individual Differences

Chapter 19: Pathological Personality Traits: The Movement toward Dimensional Approaches to Psychopathology

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Pathological Personality Traits: The Movement toward Dimensional Approaches to Psychopathology
Pathological Personality Traits: The Movement toward Dimensional Approaches to Psychopathology
Zara E. Wright Robert F. Krueger
1. A Brief Introduction to Pathological Personality

The structure, measurement, and conceptualization of pathological personality traits are increasingly targeted areas of study in the fields of psychopathology and individual differences research. With the recent release of the most current iteration of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association, 2013), the American Psychiatric Association (APA) simultaneously proposed an alternative model for personality disorders in which disorders are designated by 1) impairments in self- and interpersonal functioning and 2) maladaptive personality traits. The DSM-5 still maintains a ...

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