A source, a cascade, a schizoid: A heuristic proposal from The Longitudinal Study of Personality Disorders

  title={A source, a cascade, a schizoid: A heuristic proposal from The Longitudinal Study of Personality Disorders},
  author={Mark F. Lenzenweger},
  journal={Development and Psychopathology},
  pages={867 - 881}
  • M. Lenzenweger
  • Published 1 October 2010
  • Psychology
  • Development and Psychopathology
Abstract It is argued that personality pathology represents the final emergent product of a complex interaction of underlying neurobehavioral systems as well as environment inputs. A number of factors may be involved in the developmental pathway and a cascading of effects is plausible, although a unifying cascade for all personality disorders is not likely. The present study suggests a possible cascade relevant to one personality disorder: schizoid personality disorder in emerging adulthood. In… 

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