Re-Assessed with Informant-Ratings of Personality

Ming Zhou *

Department of Economics, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden 

*Corresponding Author:
Ming Zhou
Department of Economics, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden

Received:  June 22, 2022, Manuscript No. IPABS-22-14514; Editor assigned: June 24, 2022, PreQC No. IPABS-22-14514 (PQ); Reviewed: July 05, 2022, QC No IPABS-22-14514; Revised: July 15, 2022, Manuscript No. IPABS-22-14514 (R); PublishedJuly 22, 2022, DOI: 10.36648/2471-7975.8.5.68
Citation: Zhou M (2022) Re-Assessed with Informant-Ratings of Personality. Ann of Behave Sci Vol. 8 No.5:68

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Psychosocial and Neurobiological Processes

Next, we propose a comprehensive model of personality development and psychopathology based on an integration of contemporary theory-driven and empirically-derived models of personality. Finally, we outline the implications of this approach for the future development of DSM, and especially its potential for developing research that addresses the interactions between psychosocial and neurobiological processes implicated in personality development and psychopathology. The importance of the role played by personality variables in the etiology, development, and maintenance of most emotional disorders is strongly supported by empirical data. However, there is a lack of studies concerning the implication of these variables on sexual difficulties.      


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