Based on the lectures and readings (in text references should be included in your statements and will improve your grade):
Please provide your view as to whether the Categorical View (DSM mental disorders) or the Dimensional View (there are maladaptive variants of personality
traits that merge imperceptibly into normality and into one another, but no categorically distinct disorders) is the best way to think about the personality
problems of human beings. Explain why you are taking the position.
Please select at least one of your classmates’ response to the above question to comment on. As part of your response please express respectfully your
agreement or disagreement with your colleague’s position and explain why.
Make sure you are familiar with and follow the instructions and guidelines for discussion board posts.
Include discussion of at least three of the following four articles in your post as you answer the question:
Gutheil, 1989 Download Gutheil, 1989
Lenzenweger et al., 2004 Download Lenzenweger et al., 2004
Parker & Barrett, 2000 Download Parker & Barrett, 2000
Skodol et al., 2011 Download Skodol et al., 2011