Personality Disorders and the Five-Factor Model of Personality, Second Edition

Pages: 493
Item #: 431780A
ISBN: 978-1-55798-826-3
List Price: $39.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $29.95
Copyright: 2002
Format: Hardcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

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
Table of Contents


  1. Introduction: Personality Disorders and the Five-Factor Model of Personality
    —Paul T. Costa, Jr., and Thomas A. Widiger

I. Conceptual Background

  1. Historical Antecedents of the Five-Factor Model
    —John M. Digman
  2. Toward a Dimensional Model for the Personality Disorders
    —Thomas A. Widiger and Allen J. Frances
  3. A Five-Factor Perspective on Personality Disorder Research
    —Timothy J. Trull and Robert R. McCrae
  4. Five-Factor Model Personality Disorder Research
    —Thomas A. Widiger and Paul T. Costa, Jr.
  5. A Description of the DSM-IV Personality Disorders With the Five-Factor Model of Personality
    —Thomas A. Widiger, Timothy J. Trull, John F. Clarkin, Cynthia Sanderson, and Paul T. Costa, Jr.

II. Models of Personality Dimensions and Disorders

  1. Personality Structure and the Structure of Personality Disorders
    —Jerry S. Wiggins and Aaron L. Pincus
  2. Personality Disorder Symptomatology from the Five-Factor Model Perspective
    —Lee Anna Clark, Lu Vorhies, and Joyce L. McEwen
  3. Dimensions of Personality Disorder and the Five-Factor Model of Personality
    —Marsha L. Schroeder, Janice A. Wormworth, and W. John Livesley
  4. Two Approaches to Identifying the Dimensions of Personality Disorder: Convergence on the Five-Factor Model
    —Lee Anna Clark and W. John Livesley
  5. The Big Five, Alternative Five, and Seven Personality Dimensions: Validity in Substance-Dependent Patients
    —Samuel A. Ball
  6. Constellations of Dependency Within the Five-Factor Model of Personality
    —Aaron L. Pincus
  7. Personality Disorders and the Five-Factor Model of Personality in Chinese Psychiatric Patients
    —Jian Yang, Xiaoyang Dai, Shuqiao Yao, Taisheng Cai, Beiling Gao, Robert R. McCrae, and Paul T. Costa, Jr.
  8. Tests of General and Specific Models of Personality Disorder Configuration
    —Brian P. O'Connor and Jamie A. Dyce

III. Patient Populations and Clinical Cases

  1. Personality Trait Characteristics of Opioid Abusers With and Without Comorbid Personality Disorders
    —Robert K. Brooner, Chester W. Schmidt, Jr., and Jeffrey H. Herbst
  2. The NEO Personality Inventory and the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory in the Forensic Evaluation of Sex Offenders
    —Gregory K. Lehne
  3. A Case of Borderline Personality Disorder
    —Stephen Bruehl
  4. Narcissism From the Perspective of the Five-Factor Model
    —Elizabeth M. Corbitt
  5. Personality of the Psychopath
    —Timothy J. Harpur, Stephen D. Hart, and Robert D. Hare
  6. Psychopathy From the Perspective of the Five-Factor Model of Personality
    —Donald R. Lynam

IV. Diagnosis and Treatment Using the Five-Factor-Model

  1. Further Use of the Revised NEO-PI-R Personality Dimensions in Differential Treatment Planning
    —Cynthia Sanderson and John F. Clarkin
  2. Using Personality Measurements in Clinical Practice
    —K. Roy MacKenzie
  3. Implications of Individual Differences Science for Clinical Work on Personality Disorders
    —Allan R. Harkness and John L. McNulty
  4. Treatment of Personality Disorders From the Perspective of the Five-Factor Model
    —Michael H. Stone
  5. A Proposal for Axis II: Diagnosing Personality Disorders Using the Five-Factor Model
    —Thomas A. Widiger, Paul T. Costa, Jr., and Robert R. McCrae


  1. The DSM-III-R Personality Disorders and the Five-Factor Model
  2. Personality Disorders Proposed for DSM-IV
  3. The DSM-IV Personality Disorders and the Five-Factor Model
  4. Description of the Revised NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R) Facet Scales
  5. Diagnostic Criteria of DSM-IV-TR Axis II Personality Disorders

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors