Personality Disorders and the Five-Factor Model of Personality

Personality Disorders and the Five-Factor Model of Personality

by Paul T. Costa Jr

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Leading researchers and clinicians explore the premise that the Five- Factor Model (FFM) of personality is the most useful and comprehensive taxonomy for assessing and describing personality disorders. Although the FFM has already been productively applied to the study of normal personality, it is now proposed as an alternative, conceptually useful framework for understanding personality disorders. The 21 chapters are arranged in five major sections: conceptual background; empirical research; patient populations and clinical cases; treatment of personality-disordered patients; and reconceptualization. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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American Psychological Association
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1st ed
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8.71(w) x 11.21(h) x 1.17(d)

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