Integrating Normal and Abnormal Personality Structure: The Five-Factor Model
Article first published online: 5 DEC 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Personality © 2012, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Personality
Special Issue: Five Factor Model of Personality Disorder. Edited by: Thomas A. Widiger and Paul T. Costa, Jr.
Volume 80, Issue 6, pages 1471–1506, December 2012
How to Cite
Widiger, T. A. and Costa, P. T. (2012), Integrating Normal and Abnormal Personality Structure: The Five-Factor Model. Journal of Personality, 80: 1471–1506. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2012.00776.x
- Issue published online: 5 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 5 DEC 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 9 FEB 2012 08:41AM EST
Vol. 81, Issue 2, 231, Article first published online: 20 MAR 2013
It is evident that the conceptualization, diagnosis, and classification of personality disorder (PD) is shifting toward a dimensional model. The purpose of this special issue of Journal of Personality is to indicate how the Five-Factor Model (FFM) can provide a useful and meaningful basis for an integration of the description and classification of both normal and abnormal personality functioning. This introductory article discusses its empirical support and the potential advantages of understanding personality disorders, including those included within the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and likely future PDs from the dimensional perspective of the FFM.