Neurogenetic and experiential processes underlying major personality traits: Implications for modelling personality disorders

  title={Neurogenetic and experiential processes underlying major personality traits: Implications for modelling personality disorders},
  author={R. Depue and Y. Fu},
  journal={International Review of Psychiatry},
  pages={258 - 281}
  • R. Depue, Y. Fu
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International Review of Psychiatry
Abstract The association of personality traits to personality disorders (PDs) is assumed by many to fit a dimensional model, where PDs emerge at the extremes of personality dimensions. Nevertheless, attempts to demonstrate such an association have been empirically disappointing and conceptually unilluminating. In this article we attempt to extend such models by outlining the neurobehavioural systems that underlie major personality traits, and highlight the evidence that they are subject to… Expand
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