Handbook of Personology and Psychopathology

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  • Book
  • 600 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A MONUMENTAL WORK IN THE STUDY OF HUMAN CHARACTER AND ALL OF ITS COMPLEXITIES

The Handbook of Personology and Psychopathology offers a state–of–the–art overview of a burgeoning field of inquiry that addresses the full spectrum of human personality and functioning, from normal to abnormal. Inspired by the seminal contributions and achievements of Theodore Millon, a major figure in the psychology profession and architect of a comprehensive theory of personology and psychopathology, this volume integrates knowledge from many scientific domains to provide a better grasp of the whole person.

Theories explaining human behavior abound, yet too often the theoretical perspective be it focused on specific phenomena or global aspects of functioning yields a description that falls short of the whole person. To fully understand both normal and abnormal behavior, forward–looking thinkers and practitioners spanning several different schools of thought are considering new, more integrative approaches. Theodore Millon′s work in personology and psychopathology has charted a pioneering path towards a coherent system for understanding how people develop and live their lives.

This exciting new book reflects Millon′s blueprint for an integrated clinical science, linking theory, classification, assessment, and therapy. Featuring contributions from leading international scholars, the five sections of the text cover:

  • A review of important conceptual issues
  • The boundaries of theoretical models
  • Coherent taxonomies and classification systems, as well as the empirically based propositions that support them
  • The value of assessment methods in terms of the classification systems that precede them
  • Therapeutic techniques derived from these theories and taxonomies, and integrated with appropriate assessment methods

Sure to become a classic, the Handbook of Personology and Psychopathology provides a fascinating review of this dynamic field of study.

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Preface.

Part I: Conceptual Issues.

Chapter 1: Evolution as a Foundation for Psychological Theories (Clyde Hendrick).

Chapter 2: Nature and Nurture in Personality Disorders (Joel Paris).

Chapter 3: Identity Diffusion in Severe Personality Disorders (Otto F. Kernberg).

Chapter 4: A Language and Methodology for Studying the Hierarchies in the DSMs (Roger K. Blashfield and Elizabeth H. Flanagan).

Chapter 5: Critique of Psychoanalysis (Adolf Grünbaum).

Part II: Theoretical Models, Topics, and Issues.

Chapter 6: Genetic Contributions to Personality Structure (W. John Livesley and Kerry L. Jang).

Chapter 7: The Interpersonal Nexus of Personality Disorders (Aaron L. Pincus).

Chapter 8: Systems Theory Foundations of Personality, Psychopathology, and Psychotherapy (Jeffrey J. Magnavita).

Chapter 9: Psychodynamic Theory and Personality Disorders (Robert F. Bornstein).

Chapter 10: Self Psychological Foundations of Personality Disorders (Marshall L. Silverstein).

Chapter 11: Political Psychology and Personality (Aubrey Immelman).

Part III: Taxonomy, Classification, and Syndromes.

Chapter 12: Concepts of Normality and the Classification of Psychopathology (Melvin Sabshin).

Chapter 13: Prototype Diagnosis of Personality (Drew Westen and Rebekah Bradley).

Chapter 14: A Five–Factor Model Perspective on Personality Disorders (Paul T. Costa Jr. and Robert R. McCrae).

Chapter 15: Psychopathy as a Personality Construct (Ronald Blackburn).

Chapter 16: Borderline Personality Disorder (Neil Bockian).

Part IV: Assessment Themes.

Chapter 17: Integrative Personality Assessment with Self–Report and Performance–Based Measures (Irving B. Weiner).

Chapter 18: The Study of Psychosocial Factors Influencing Medical Diseases (Michael H. Antoni).

Chapter 19: Personality–Based Assessment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (George S. Everly Jr.).

Chapter 20: Measuring Normal Personality the Millon Way (Stephen Strack).

Chapter 21: Experiences in Translating the Millon Inventories in a European Country (Eric Simonsen).

Chapter 22: Issues in the International Use of Psychological Tests (Jan Derksen and Hedwig Sloore).

Part V: Treatment Issues.

Chapter 23: Addressing Interpersonal and Intrapsychic Components of Personality During Psychotherapy (Lorna Smith Benjamin).

Chapter 24: Cognitive Therapy for the Personality Disorders (Robert L . Leahy, Judith Beck, and Aaron T. Beck).

Chapter 25: Schema Therapy for Personality Disorders (David P. Bernstein).

Chapter 26: The Role of Common Factors in Domain–Focused Psychotherapy for the Personality Disorders (Darwin Dorr).

Chapter 27: Interpersonal Motives and Personality Disorders (Leonard M. Horowitz and Kelly R. Wilson).

Chapter 28: Personology, Personality Disorders, and Psychotherapy Integration (Jerry Gold).

Part VI: Future Perspective.

Chapter 29: Ref lections on the Future of Personology and Psychopathology (Theodore Millon).

Highlights of Theodore Millon s Career.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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