Personality, psychopathology, and aging

Thomas A. Widiger, Larry Seidlitz

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The interplay of personality and psychopathology has been of substantial interest since the beginning of medicine and continues to be a clinically significant yet highly challenging focus of investigation. There is considerable empirical support for the important contributions that personality traits provide to the development of and resilience to psychopathology within mixed-age populations. However, the relationship of personality to mental health and psychopathology within the aging population is only just beginning to be studied. The purpose of this paper is to stimulate and to hopefully further the development of informative research on the interaction of personality and psychopathology within the aging community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-362
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Research in Personality
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology (all)


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