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Daniel N. Klein, Megan C. Finsaas, Brandon L. Goldstein, Ellen M. Kessel, Daniel C. Kopala-Sibley & Roman Kotov

In: The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences: Volume III: Applications of Personality and Individual Differences

Chapter 2: Personality and Depression

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Personality and Depression
Personality and Depression
Daniel N. Klein Megan C. Finsaas Brandon L. Goldstein Ellen M. Kessel Daniel C. Kopala-Sibley Roman Kotov

In this chapter, we discuss the major conceptual models that have been proposed to explain the association between personality and depression, comment on some important methodological issues, and selectively review the empirical literature.1 This literature has developed from multiple streams of theory and research, including early clinical psychiatrists’ descriptions of affective temperaments (e.g., Kraepelin, 1921; Schneider, 1958); psychoanalytic (e.g., Blatt, 1974) and cognitive-behavioral (Beck, 1983) theory and observations; developmental psychologists’ work on child ...

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