Personality and Psychopathology: A Stagnant Field in Need of Development.

  title={Personality and Psychopathology: A Stagnant Field in Need of Development.},
  author={C Emily Durbin and Brian M. Hicks},
  journal={European journal of personality},
  volume={28 4},
A dominant paradigm in psychopathology research proposes that individual differences in personality are centrally involved in the origins and manifestations of psychopathology, and structural models of personality and psychopathology have been extremely useful in helping to organize associations among many traits and disorders. However, these models merely describe patterns of covariation; they do not explain the processes by which these patterns emerge. We argue that the field is stagnated, as… CONTINUE READING