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Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor Martin Sellbom

A Research Journey into Psychopathic and Other Personality Disordered Minds

This is the title of Professor Sellbom's lecture

About Professor Sellbom's research

Martin’s research program concerns two distinct but related fields. First, his work focuses on the theoretical understanding, evaluation, and diagnosis of personality disorders, which are those that are associated with problems in relating to and getting along with other people, and tend to be relatively chronic and enduring in people, especially if left untreated.

A particular aim involves improving how these diagnoses are described and used in our diagnostic manuals. He is particularly interested in the psychopathic personality disorder, which concerns individuals who tend to be (among other things) highly self-centered, manipulative, coldhearted, unempathic, and remorseless.

A second area of research concerns applied clinical personality assessment. More specifically, Martin evaluates psychological test instruments that are used to evaluate people for symptoms of mental health problems and maladaptive personality traits with respect to accuracy in measurement, validity, and utility. He is particularly focused on the MMPI instruments, which are among the most common in psychological practice.

Streaming information for Professor Martin Sellbom's IPL

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Date Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Time 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Sciences
Event Type Lecture
Public Lecture
CampusDunedin
DepartmentPsychology
LocationArchway 1 Lecture Theatre, Union Street East, Dunedin
CostFree
Contact NameLisa Ngeru
Contact Phone+64 3 471 6481
Contact Emaillisa.ngeru@otago.ac.nz

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