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 password: psychology
|Date||Thursday, 3 November 2022|
|Time||9:00am - 10:00am|
|Audience||Public,Undergraduate students,Postgraduate students,Staff,Alumni|
|Location||University of Otago, Psychology Department, 275 Leith Walk, Dunedin and online via Zoom|
|Contact Name||Narun Pat|
|Contact Phone||+64 3 479 4629|