An investigation of cross-situational consistency in the behavior of compulsive and histrionic personality disorders : an analogue study

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Nancy Amodei (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Rosemery Nelson

Abstract: Despite the relative lack of empirical data about personality disorders, the most commonly accepted definitions of them (e.g., DSM-III-R; Millon, 1981) incorporate assumptions of the relative temporal stability and cross-situational consistency of behavior. The present study examined the degree of behavioral consistency across specific types of experimental situations in persons classified as histrionic or compulsive personality disorder analogues. Different predictions regarding the degree to which subjects in this study would show behavioral consistency were made from the personologist, situationist, and interactionist models of human behavior.

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Language: English
Date: 1988
Personality disorders
Personality tests
Compulsive behavior

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