The Handbook of Antagonism

  • ID: 4612886
  • Book
  • 470 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Antagonism as a Personality Trait looks at the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of antagonism, highlighting the consequences of the trait, its role in a number of problem behaviors and psychiatric disorders, and how it exerts itself on externalizing behaviors. Covering the biological and evolutionary roots of antagonism, the book additionally provides clinical insight on assessment strategies while also outlining a number of treatment techniques, including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychology, and psychodynamic treatment approaches. The book looks at the development of antagonism across childhood and adolescence, discussing the societal consequences of the trait, as well as its role in a number of problem behaviors, such as aggression, violence, crime, and substance use.
  • Provides an overview on the development, assessment and treatment of antagonism
  • Looks at antagonism's role in work, romantic relationships and other domains
  • Outlines self-report and non-self-report assessment approaches
  • Studies the links between antagonism, psychopathy, narcissism and antisocial personality
  • Approaches antagonism from a dimensional trait model
  • Analyzes the role antagonism plays in several prominent psychiatric disorders
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1. Consequences of Antagonism
2. Origins of Agreeableness/Antagonism in Big Five Literature
3. Antagonism from a Developmental Process
4. Structure of Agreeableness
5. Assessment
6. Biological Mechanisms
7. Evolutionary Perspective
8. Theoretical Conceptualizations
9. Mechanisms Underpinning Antagonism and Externalizing Behaviors
10. Antagonism from Interpersonal Circumplex
11. Antagonism's Place in Psychiatric Nosology
12. Antagonism and DSM-V's Alternative Model of PD
13. Antagonism in Psychopathy
14. Antagonistic Narcissism
15. Antagonism and Borderline Personality Disorder
16. Antagonism and Dark Triad
17. Antagonism and Romantic Relationships
18. Antagonism and Work Functioning
19. Temporal Stability and Change in Antagonism
20. Treatment of Antagonism
21. Treatment of Antagonism: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
22. Treatment of Antagonism: Psychodynamic Approaches
23. Treatment of Antagonism: Interpersonal Psychology
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Miller, Joshua W.
Professor and Director, Clinical Training Program, University of Georgia. Dr. Miller's research interests include general and pathological personality trait models, personality disorders with a specific focus on the conceptualization and assessment of psychopathy and narcissism, and externalizing behaviors such as antisocial behavior, aggression, substance use, and gambling. He has published over 25 papers and is the co-editor of The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder, published in 2011 by John Wiley.
Lynam, Donald
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