Contemporary Methodological Considerations for Key Issues in Research on Personality Disorder Development

Joeri Hofmans, Jasmine Vergauwe, Barbara De Clercq

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In the present article, we aim to contribute to further progress in the field of personality disorder (PD) development by highlighting several recent methodological innovations related to (a) the measurement of personality pathology, (b) the modeling of typical features of personality pathology, and (c) the assessment of processes that characterize PD development. For each of those issues, we discuss key points of attention and methodological strategies, illustrated with recent publications in the PD research field as potential resources for future research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-92
Number of pages10
JournalPersonality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Bibliographical note

This is a conceptual article rather than an empirical one. Hence, there is no data set or codebook to share.


  • longitudinal
  • methods
  • personality disorders
  • analysis
  • time

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