Relationships between personality disorder beliefs and personality disorder features among young and older adults
The purpose of the present study was to compare personality disorder (PD) beliefs and PD features among young and older adults. PDs are commonly conceptualized as a constellation of pathological variations of normal personality traits. A popular explanation for their onset and perpetuation is the interplay between environmental stressors and personality dispositions. Beck’s cognitive theory offers a thorough conceptualization of PDs. Cognitive theory promulgates that particular beliefs explain the underlying nature of PDs and guides the treatment process. Beck and Beck (1995) created the Personality ...
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