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PSYC seminar – Personality traits and personality pathology: Bridging the divide

There has long been a call and move towards utilizing personality trait models to better define and describe personality pathology, with a hybrid model being presented in the DSM‑5 section III (the Emerging Measures and Models section).

The presentation will provide a brief overview on the importance of studying personality pathology, the current categorical model of personality disorders, and how personality traits can be utilized in a dimensional model of personality pathology.

Following this, Dr DeShong will discuss in depth her research program, with a focus on several recent studies, concluding with an outline of her future research goals.

About the speaker

Hilary DeShong is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Mississippi State University. Her research focuses on the relationships between personality, psychopathology, and areas of functioning. Specifically, she utilizes the five-factor model of general personality to conceptualize, distinguish, and better understand personality disorders and personality constructs like psychopathy and Machiavellianism. She also investigates how personality can influence the engagement in adaptive and maladaptive behaviors and thinking styles, such as substance use, suicidal behavior, nonsuicidal self-injury, and rumination. The overall goal of her research is to help bridge the gap between general personality traits and personality pathology using dimensional models to better understand personality pathology.


Zoom link for Dr Hilary DeShong's psychology seminar

Zoom password: psychology

Date Thursday, 3 November 2022
Time 9:00am - 10:00am
Audience Public,Undergraduate students,Postgraduate students,Staff,Alumni
Event Category Sciences
Event Type Seminar
LocationUniversity of Otago, Psychology Department, 275 Leith Walk, Dunedin and online via Zoom
Contact NameNarun Pat
Contact Phone+64 3 479 4629

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