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Author Paris, Joel, 1940-
Title Social factors in the personality disorders : finding a niche / Joel Paris.
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020.
2020
Edition Second edition.

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Author Paris, Joel, 1940-
Subject Personality disorders -- Social aspects.
Personality disorders -- Etiology.
Personality disorders -- Treatment.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 116 pages)
Edition Second edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "A quarter century has elapsed since the first edition of this book was published. Since then an enormous body of research has appeared concerning biological and psychological risk factors for personality disorders (PDs), as well as for biological and psychological methods of treatment. However, less attention has been paid to the social context of PDs, i.e., how personality traits and disorders interact with social demands and opportunities. Yet social forces carry important risks for the development of PDs. Personality disorders are rooted in traits. We all have a personality. But it need not become disordered if we can find a social niche that fits our particular characteristics. If we do not find that niche, then psychopathology is more likely to ensue. That is one of the main themes of this new edition. The argument of this book will be backed up by research. Personality traits are heritable variants that lie within a normal range: adaptive under some circumstances but maladaptive under other circumstances. About half of the variance in personality and personality disorders is under genetic influence. Levels of psychosocial risk are complex: some derive from dysfunctional families, but most of the variance is not related to growing up in a specific family. The larger social environment plays a crucial role of its own"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 09, 2020).
ISBN 9781108867542 electronic book
1108867545 electronic book
9781108811637 paperback
OCLC # 1142936959
Additional Format Print version: Paris, Joel, 1940- Social factors in the personality disorders Second edition. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2020. 9781108811637 (DLC) 2020009236


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