Edited by Benjamin L. Hankin and John R. Z. Abela, Development of Psychopathology: A Vulnerability-Stress Perspective brings together the foremost experts conducting groundbreaking research into the major factors shaping psychopathological disorders across the lifespan in order to review and integrate the theoretical and empirical literature in this field. The volume editors build upon two important and established research and clinical traditions: developmental psychopathology frameworks and vulnerability-stress models of psychological disorders.
Chapter 8: Interpreting Personality as a Vulnerability for Psychopathology: A Developmental Approach to the Personality-Psychopathology Relationship
Interpreting Personality as a Vulnerability for Psychopathology: A Developmental Approach to the Personality-Psychopathology Relationship
The goal of the present chapter is to review evidence regarding the role of personality as a diathesis for psychopathology within a developmental framework. Before discussing the personality-psychopathology relationship per se, a clear understanding of personality constructs is necessary. In particular, some continuity in definitions of personality constructs and personality structure across the life span is necessary to integrate and understand research extending from childhood to adulthood. Thus, we begin by defining personality and establishing a framework to help organize the personality-psychopathology literature reviewed here.
Personality can be described as the characteristic ways in which ...