Open Peer Commentary

  title={Open Peer Commentary},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Bassoa and Olivier Oullierb},
  journal={European Journal of Personality},
  pages={387 - 412}
Durbin and Hicks offered a provocative critique of current research linking personality traits with psychopathology. We had a generally positive response to their article despite reservations about classifying an entire field as stagnant. We describe our reservations and suggest that their developmental approach represents an important opportunity to create synergy across a number of sub-disciplines within psychology. We then underscore their point about the importance of process when… 
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