By Thomas A. Widiger, Paul T., Jr. Costa

The 1994 variation of this publication has been a definitive source for either researchers and clinicians attracted to the functions of the five-factor version to character problems. because the book of the 1st variation, a gentle stream of recent empirical study has been performed, and key theoretical advancements have happened. This revised version updates the e-book and gives 9 very important new chapters. a brand new bankruptcy via the editors offers a accomplished precis of fifty five empirical stories released given that 1994 at the dating of the 5 issue version to character illness signs.

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Supported 30 by empirical evidence that the structure of traits describing the features of personality disorder pathology is the same in personality-disordered and nonpersonality-disordered individuals” (p. 53). Lack of Empirical Support for Categorical Approaches: Evidence From Taxometric Analyses Multimodality indicates a discontinuity in the distribution of a variable, thereby suggesting the existence of categories or types (Kendell, 1975; Mendelsohn, Weiss, & Feimer, 1982). Neither multimodality nor a distinct break in the distribution of scores of a personality disorder measure has ever been obtained with data on personality disorder.

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