Lessons from longitudinal studies for new approaches to the DSM-V: The FFM and FFT

Paul Costa, Nicholas S. Patriciu, Robert R. McCrae

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After brief comments about each target article, we discuss their significance for the DSM-V, the implications for personality disorders of universal trait developmental trends, and our emerging theoretical model, the Five-Factor Theory, which provides an integrative context for these remarkable findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-539
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Personality Disorders
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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