PSYC 3140 Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Histrionic Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Personality Disorder

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Enduring patterns of perceiving, relating to and thinking about the environment and oneself that are exhibited in a wide range of social and personal contexts . Are inflexible and maladaptive and cause significant functional impairment or subjective distress. Enduring maladaptive patterns for relating to the environment and oneself, exhibited in a wide range of contexts that cause significant functional impairment or subjective distress. Cause significant functional impairment or subjective distress. Chronic originate in childhood and continue throughout adulthood. People who have personality disorders in addition to other psychological problems, tend to do poorly in treatment. Made up of cluster a, b and c. Difficulty can be seen as one of degree rather than kind: the problems of people with personality disorders may just be extreme versions of the problems many of us experience on a temporary basis. Advantages of a system with both categories and dimensions: Five factor model of personality big five .