ERIC Number: EJ782952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
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Further Comments toward a Dimensional Classification of Personality Disorder
Widiger, Thomas A.; Trull, Timothy J.
American Psychologist, v63 n1 p62-63 Jan 2008
Responds to the comments by H. N. Garb (2007) and A. M. Ruscio (2007) on the current authors' original article "Plate tectonics in the classification of personality disorder: Shifting to a dimensional model" (2007). Unable to respond to all of Garb's and Ruscio's concerns given space limitations, the current authors attempt to respond to key points regarding their article on integrating the classification of personality disorder with a dimensional model of general personality structure. These points include: clinical judgments; feasibility; communication; thresholds; and validity.
Descriptors: Personality Problems, Models, Personality, Classification, Clinical Diagnosis, Validity
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