Thomas A Widiger

Summary

Affiliation: University of Kentucky
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic categories or dimensions? A question for the Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders--fifth edition
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 114:494-504. 2005
  2. doi request reprint A dimensional model of personality disorder: proposal for DSM-V
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 106 B Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 31:363-78, v. 2008
  3. doi request reprint In defense of narcissistic personality traits
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY40506 0044, USA
    Personal Disord 1:192-4; discussion 200-1. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint CIC, CLPS, and MSAD
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Pers Disord 19:586-93; discussion 594-6. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Dimensional classification of adult psychopathology: a brief commentary on Achenbach, Bernstein, And Dumenci
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Pers Assess 84:64-5; author reply 66-9. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Plate tectonics in the classification of personality disorder: shifting to a dimensional model
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Am Psychol 62:71-83. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Childhood antecedents of personality disorder: an alternative perspective
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 21:771-91. 2009
  8. doi request reprint The DSM-5 dimensional model of personality disorder: rationale and empirical support
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Pers Disord 25:222-34. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Five-factor model assessment of personality disorder
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Pers Assess 89:16-29. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Personality disorder and Axis I psychopathology: the problematic boundary of Axis I and Axis II
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 40506 0044, USA
    J Pers Disord 17:90-108. 2003

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Publications53

  1. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic categories or dimensions? A question for the Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders--fifth edition
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 114:494-504. 2005
    ..They conclude with a dimensional mental disorder classification that they suggest provides a useful model...
  2. doi request reprint A dimensional model of personality disorder: proposal for DSM-V
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 106 B Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 31:363-78, v. 2008
    ..Also discussed is a primary concern with respect to the implementation of any such dimensional model: clinical utility. Discussed in particular are concerns regarding feasibility and treatment implications...
  3. doi request reprint In defense of narcissistic personality traits
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY40506 0044, USA
    Personal Disord 1:192-4; discussion 200-1. 2010
    ..Their arguments might seem so straightforward and compelling that they are hardly worth presenting. However, it does seem that this considerable body of literature is at times neglected, if not ignored...
  4. ncbi request reprint CIC, CLPS, and MSAD
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Pers Disord 19:586-93; discussion 594-6. 2005
    ..Also discussed are their findings with regard to an integration of general personality structure with personality disorder...
  5. ncbi request reprint Dimensional classification of adult psychopathology: a brief commentary on Achenbach, Bernstein, And Dumenci
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Pers Assess 84:64-5; author reply 66-9. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Plate tectonics in the classification of personality disorder: shifting to a dimensional model
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Am Psychol 62:71-83. 2007
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  7. doi request reprint Childhood antecedents of personality disorder: an alternative perspective
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 21:771-91. 2009
    ..Conceptualizing personality disorders in terms of the FFM thereby provides a basis for integrating the classification of abnormal and normal personality functioning across the life span...
  8. doi request reprint The DSM-5 dimensional model of personality disorder: rationale and empirical support
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Pers Disord 25:222-34. 2011
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  9. ncbi request reprint Five-factor model assessment of personality disorder
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Pers Assess 89:16-29. 2007
    ..We discuss three alternative instruments for the assessment of personality disorder from the perspective of the FFM. We also provide a method for diagnosing personality disorders and illustrate its application through a case study...
  10. ncbi request reprint Personality disorder and Axis I psychopathology: the problematic boundary of Axis I and Axis II
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 40506 0044, USA
    J Pers Disord 17:90-108. 2003
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  11. ncbi request reprint Current issues in the assessment of personality disorders
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 115 Kastle Hall, Lexington 40506, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 5:28-35. 2003
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  12. doi request reprint An integrative dimensional classification of personality disorder
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Psychol Assess 21:243-55. 2009
    ..The empirical support, feasibility, and clinical utility of the proposal are discussed. Points of ambiguity and dispute are highlighted, and suggestions for future research are provided...
  13. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based assessment of personality disorders
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Psychol Assess 17:278-87. 2005
    ..The authors emphasize, in particular, a consideration of age of onset, distortions in self-perception and presentation, gender bias, culture and ethnicity, and personality change...
  14. ncbi request reprint Dimensions of personality: clinicians' perspectives
    Stephanie N Mullins-Sweatt
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
    Can J Psychiatry 54:247-59. 2009
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  15. pmc Personality disorder research agenda for the DSM-V
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Pers Disord 19:315-38. 2005
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  16. doi request reprint The five-factor narcissism inventory: a five-factor measure of narcissistic personality traits
    Natalie Glover
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 111 E Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Pers Assess 94:500-12. 2012
    ..The findings support the validity of these new scales as measures of narcissistic personality traits and as maladaptive variants of the FFM...
  17. doi request reprint Personality-related problems in living: an empirical approach
    Stephanie N Mullins-Sweatt
    Department of Psychology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
    Personal Disord 1:230-8. 2010
    ..These hypotheses were confirmed in a sample of 79 persons who were currently or recently in psychological treatment. Implications of the findings for a conceptualization of personality disorder and future research are discussed...
  18. doi request reprint Five-factor measure of borderline personality traits
    Stephanie N Mullins-Sweatt
    Department of Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 116 N Murray Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
    J Pers Assess 94:475-87. 2012
    ..These psychometric results were replicated in a clinical sample of female residents at a substance abuse treatment facility (n = 94)...
  19. doi request reprint A five-factor measure of dependent personality traits
    Whitney L Gore
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 111E Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY 40526, USA
    J Pers Assess 94:488-99. 2012
    ..The results of this study provided support for the validity of the FFDI assessment of dependency from the perspective of the FFM...
  20. doi request reprint Clinicians' judgments of clinical utility: a comparison of the DSM-IV with dimensional models of general personality
    Jennifer Ruth Lowe
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 111 E Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Pers Disord 23:211-29. 2009
    ..Implications of these findings are discussed...
  21. ncbi request reprint Psychometric properties of an abbreviated instrument of the five-factor model
    Stephanie N Mullins-Sweatt
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 40506, USA
    Assessment 13:119-37. 2006
    ..Negative findings and limitations of the rating form also are discussed...
  22. doi request reprint Assessment of dependency, agreeableness, and their relationship
    Jennifer Ruth Lowe
    Department of Psychology, University ofKentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Psychol Assess 21:543-53. 2009
    ..The theoretical implications of the findings and suggestions for future research are discussed...
  23. doi request reprint Clinician's judgments of the utility of the DSM-IV and five-factor models for personality disordered patients
    Stephanie N Mullins-Sweatt
    Oklahoma State University, Department of Psychology, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
    J Pers Disord 25:463-77. 2011
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  24. doi request reprint Measures to assess maladaptive variants of the five-factor model
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 115 Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Pers Assess 94:450-5. 2012
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  25. ncbi request reprint A shaky future for personality disorders
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Personal Disord 2:54-67. 2011
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  26. doi request reprint The clinical utility of the Five Factor Model of personality disorder
    Natalie G Glover
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Kastle Hall, 11E Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Personal Disord 3:176-84. 2012
    ..The clinicians also rated the FFM and the DSM-IV-TR as comparably useful for obtaining a DSM-IV-TR personality disorder diagnosis...
  27. doi request reprint Convergence of narcissism measures from the perspective of general personality functioning
    Douglas B Samuel
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Assessment 15:364-74. 2008
    ..Implications for the assessment and conceptualization of narcissism are discussed...
  28. ncbi request reprint Millon's dimensional model of personality disorders: a comparative study
    Stephanie N Mullins-Sweatt
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, 40506 0044, USA
    J Pers Disord 21:42-57. 2007
    ..The results found only weak support for the theoretical model of Millon. Limitations and suggestions for future research are discussed...
  29. doi request reprint Five-factor model of personality disorder: a proposal for DSM-V
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Annu Rev Clin Psychol 5:197-220. 2009
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  30. pmc A comparison of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder scales
    Douglas B Samuel
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA
    J Pers Assess 92:232-40. 2010
    ..For example, whereas some scales contained items distributed across the diagnostic criteria, others were concentrated more heavily on particular features of the DSM-IV-TR disorder...
  31. doi request reprint A five-factor measure of schizotypal personality traits
    Maryanne Edmundson
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Assessment 18:321-34. 2011
    ..The findings support the validity of these new scales as measures of schizotypal traits and as maladaptive variants of the FFM...
  32. pmc A meta-analytic review of the relationships between the five-factor model and DSM-IV-TR personality disorders: a facet level analysis
    Douglas B Samuel
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, United States
    Clin Psychol Rev 28:1326-42. 2008
    ..However, notable exceptions to the hypotheses did occur and even some findings that were consistent with FFM theory could be said to be instrument specific...
  33. ncbi request reprint Maladaptive personality functioning within the big five and the five-factor model
    Linda Anne Coker
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Pers Disord 16:385-401. 2002
    ..The implications of the results for a FFM of personality disorders and for the FFM assessment of maladaptive personality functioning are discussed...
  34. doi request reprint Integrating normal and abnormal personality structure: a proposal for DSM-V
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, USA
    J Pers Disord 25:338-63. 2011
    ..Discussed as well are implications and issues associated with an FFM of personality disorder, including validity, coverage, feasibility, clinical utility, and treatment implications...
  35. ncbi request reprint Alternative dimensional models of personality disorder: finding a common ground
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Pers Disord 19:110-30. 2005
    ..Suggestions for future research that will help lead toward a common, integrative dimensional model of personality disorder are provided...
  36. doi request reprint The DSM-5 dimensional trait model and five-factor models of general personality
    Whitney L Gore
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky
    J Abnorm Psychol 122:816-21. 2013
    ..The results provided support for the hypothesis that all five domains of the DSM-5 dimensional trait model are maladaptive variants of general personality structure, including the domain of psychoticism...
  37. doi request reprint Integrating normal and abnormal personality structure: the Five-Factor Model
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Pers 80:1471-506. 2012
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  38. ncbi request reprint Retention or deletion of personality disorder diagnoses for DSM-5: an expert consensus approach
    Stephanie N Mullins-Sweatt
    Department of Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 116 North Murray Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078, USA
    J Pers Disord 26:689-703. 2012
    ..Findings indicated that the proposal to delete five of the personality disorders lacks consensus support within the personality disorder community...
  39. ncbi request reprint Comparative validity of the Shedler and Westen Assessment Procedure-200
    Stephanie N Mullins-Sweatt
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Psychol Assess 20:183-8. 2008
    ..Both research teams developed comparably valid Extraversion and Conscientiousness scales. Implications of the results for future SWAP-200 research are discussed...
  40. doi request reprint Narcissistic personality disorder and the DSM-V
    Joshua D Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 3013, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 119:640-9. 2010
    ..Finally, we suggest that any dimensional classification of personality disorder should recover all of the important component traits of narcissism and be provided with official recognition in the coding system...
  41. doi request reprint Personality, interpersonal circumplex, and DSM-5: A commentary on five studies
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Pers Assess 92:528-32. 2010
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  42. ncbi request reprint Clinicians' judgments of clinical utility: a comparison of the DSM-IV and five-factor models
    Douglas B Samuel
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 115:298-308. 2006
    ..In contrast to prior research, the psychologists in this study considered the FFM to have greater clinical utility than the existing diagnostic categories...
  43. ncbi request reprint Clinicians' personality descriptions of prototypic personality disorders
    Douglas B Samuel
    The Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40506 0044, USA
    J Pers Disord 18:286-308. 2004
    ..The results further suggest that the FFM may provide a richer and more comprehensive description of personality difficulties than the current DSM-IV personality disorder categories...
  44. ncbi request reprint A dimensional model of psychopathology
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    Psychopathology 38:211-4. 2005
    ..Concerns have been raised with regard to these dimensional models. Addressed in this brief commentary are two of these concerns: clinical utility and credibility...
  45. ncbi request reprint Personality and depression in women
    Thomas A Widiger
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, 115 Kastle Hall, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Affect Disord 74:59-66. 2003
    ..Implications for future research on the etiology and treatment of depression in women are provided...
  46. ncbi request reprint Typology of men who are maritally violent: a discussion of Holtzworth-Munroe and Meehan
    Thomas A Widiger
    University of Kentucky, KY, USA
    J Interpers Violence 19:1396-400. 2004
  47. ncbi request reprint The Shedler and Westen Assessment Procedure from the perspective of general personality structure
    Stephanie Mullins-Sweatt
    Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506 0044, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 116:618-23. 2007
    ..Inconsistent findings and limitations are discussed, along with suggestions for future research...
  48. ncbi request reprint Borderline personality disorder from the perspective of general personality functioning
    Timothy J Trull
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri Columbia, 65211, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 112:193-202. 2003
    ..Findings support the hypothesis that BPD is a maladaptive variant of FFM personality traits...
  49. ncbi request reprint Using a general model of personality to understand sex differences in the personality disorders
    Donald R Lynam
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 2081, USA
    J Pers Disord 21:583-602. 2007
    ..Implications of understanding sex differences in terms of the FFM are discussed and suggestions for future research are provided...
  50. ncbi request reprint Using a general model of personality to identify the basic elements of psychopathy
    Donald R Lynam
    Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 2081, USA
    J Pers Disord 21:160-78. 2007
    ..We end with a discussion of the implications of this analysis for understanding, researching, and measuring psychopathy...
  51. ncbi request reprint A simplistic understanding of the five-factor model
    Thomas A Widiger
    Am J Psychiatry 162:1550-1; author reply 1551. 2005
  52. ncbi request reprint A meta-analysis of the prevalence and usage of the personality disorder not otherwise specified (PDNOS) diagnosis
    Roel Verheul
    The Viersprong Institute for Studies on Personality Disorders, Center of Psychotherapy De Viersprong, Halsteren, The Netherlands
    J Pers Disord 18:309-19. 2004
    ..The clinical relevance of future classification, assessment, and research could substantially benefit from validated, explicit, and uniform guidelines for the assessment of PDNOS...
  53. ncbi request reprint The borderline diagnosis I: psychopathology, comorbidity, and personality structure
    Andrew E Skodol
    Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 51:936-50. 2002
    ..Although there are a number of competing models of personality structure, they have remarkable convergence on a set of three to five basic personality dimensions...