Pathology of Personality Disorder: An Integrative Conceptualization

Joel Paris

in The Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199735013
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Pathology of Personality Disorder: An Integrative Conceptualization

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Personality disorders are complex forms of psychopathology that emerge from interactions between biological, psychological, and social processes. By themselves, none of these factors explain the development of personality disorders, which are shaped by, but not determined by, temperament and trait profiles, as well as by life experiences and social stressors.

Keywords: personality disorders; psychopathology; biological; psychological; social

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Subjects: Psychology ; Clinical Psychology

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