A definitive, authoritative and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the theories, models and assessment methods used for understanding the many factes of Human personality and individual differences. Volume 1: Personality Theories and Models deals with the major theoretical models underlying personality instruments.

Personality Disorders and the DSM: A Critical Review

Personality disorders and the DSM: A critical review

Human beings long have been fascinated by individual difference, and efforts to understand the cause and nature of these differences have spanned many disciplines and cultures, perhaps dating back as far as our origins as humans. Within Western European culture, the study of individual difference at times has been linked with the study of psychopathology, with some models historically proposing links between personality and psychopathology while others have viewed ‘mental illness’ as involving qualitatively different processes than those of ‘normal’ functioning (Maher and Maher, 1994). These tensions are summarized by Clark (2005b), who notes both the long history of studying connections between personality and psychopathology as well as the opposing ...

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