Personality disorders and the five-factor model of personality [electronic resource] / edited by Paul T. Costa, Jr. and Thomas A. Widiger.

2nd ed.
Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2002.
xii, 493 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.


Summary note
  • The 1994 edition of Personality Disorders and the Five-Factor Model of Personality has been a definitive resource for researchers and clinicians interested in the applications of the Five-Factor Model (FFM) of personality disorders. Since new empirical research has been conducted, and key theoretical developments have occurred, this edition updates information from the 1st edition and offers 9 new chapters. A new chapter by the editors presents a comprehensive summary of 55 empirical studies published since 1994 on the relationship of the FFM to personality disorder symptoms. Additional new chapters cover: the history and conceptual background of the FFM; five-factor translations of DSM personality disorders; empirical findings on the structure and symptomatology of personality disorders from the five-factor perspective; application of the FFM to a variety of patient populations; the use of standardized instruments to assess personality; and the FFM's usefulness in tailoring treatment to the personality dimensions of particular patients.
  • This 2nd edition reprints 15 chapters from the 1st edition with updated references and reframes their emphases in terms of the empirical and conceptual advances that have occurred in the last 5 or 6 years. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
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Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2001. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement.
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