Personality Disorders and the Five-Factor Model of Personality, Second Edition
This edition is no longer for sale. However, the third edition is available.
The 1994 edition of this book has been a definitive resource for both researchers and clinicians interested in the applications of the five-factor model to personality disorders. Since the publication of the first edition, a steady flow of new empirical research has been conducted, and key theoretical developments have occurred.
This revised edition updates the book and offers nine important new chapters. A new chapter by the editors presents a comprehensive summary of 55 empirical studies published since 1994 on the relationship of the five factor model to personality disorder symptoms.
Additional new chapters cover
- The history and conceptual background of the FFM
- Five-factor translations of DSM-III-R and DSM-IV personality disorders
- Empirical findings on the structure and symptomatology of personality disorders from the five-factor perspective
- Application of the FFM to a variety of patient populations, including patients with borderline personality disorder, narcissism, and bulimia nervosa as well as substance abusers, psychopaths, and sex offenders
- The use of standardized instruments to assess personality
- The FFM's usefulness in tailoring treatment to the personality dimensions of particular patients