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Personality and Psychopathology

In Personality and Psychopathology, Millon provides the reader with a coordinated series of papers that illustrate his unprecedented model for building a unified science of personology and psychopathology. In this effort, he seeks to integrate previously disparate components into a clinical science. Rather than developing independently and being left to stand as largely unconnected functions, Millon argues that a truly mature clinical science will embody explicit: 1) theories, that is, explanatory and heuristic conceptual schemes that enable the development of a formal 2) nosology, a taxonomic classification of disorders that is devised logically from the theory and which permits the development of coordinated 3) instruments, tools that are empirically grounded and sufficiently sensitive quantitatively to enable the theory's hypothesis to be adequately investigated, and from which target areas can be specified for 4) interventions, strategies and tactics of therapy designed in accord with the theory.
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Partial table of contents: Personality Disorders: Conceptual Distinctions and Classification Issues. THEORY. Contemporary Theoretical Models. An Integrative Theory of Personality and Psychopathology. A Theoretical Derivation of Pathological Personalities. TAXONOMY. Classification in Psychopathology: Rationale, Alternatives, and Standards. The DSM-III: Some Historical and Substantive Reflections. On the Genesis and Prevalence of the Borderline Personality Disorder: A Social Learning Thesis. INSTRUMENTATION. On the Renaissance of Personality Assessment and Personality Theory. MCMI: Substantive, Structural, and Criterion Validation. INTERVENTION. Issues and Methods of Psychological Treatment. Personologic Psychotherapy: Ten Commandments for a Post-Eclectic Approach to Integrative Treatment. Indexes.

About the Author

THEODORE MILLON is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard University and Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami. Recognized as the leading authority on personality disorders, Dr. Millon is the author of many influential publications, including Disorders of Personality: DSM-IV and Beyond; Toward a New Personology: An Evolutionary Model; Personality and Its Disorders: A Biosocial Learning Approach (with G. S. Everly), all published by Wiley; as well as Clinical Multiaxial Inventory II Manual; and Theories of Personality and Psychopathology.

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