Relative Influence of Big Five Traits and Mindfulness on Alcohol Use

Coordinating Author Information: Alicia N. Torres, MS | Palo Alto University Session Abstract: Alcohol use is a common problem and is thus a common target of treatment. One common way of treating hazardous levels of disordered alcohol use is by increasing mindfulness, thus making the person more aware of why they drink. However, part of what … Continue reading Relative Influence of Big Five Traits and Mindfulness on Alcohol Use

Publication Rates and QRPs of MMPI and Rorschach Dissertations Compared to the Broader Field of Clinical Psychology

Coordinating Author Information: Isra Dar | University of Toledo Session Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Dissertations are time-consuming for the student and the advisor. How often are these efforts rewarded by publication? The MMPI and Rorschach were chosen as the most popular multiscale self-report and performance personality tests in clinical psychology. Our primary research questions were (a) are the … Continue reading Publication Rates and QRPs of MMPI and Rorschach Dissertations Compared to the Broader Field of Clinical Psychology

Pathological Personality Traits Predicting Interpersonal and Functional Impairment Among College Students

Coordinating Author Information: Jaime Anderson, PhD | Sam Houston State University Session Abstract: Background Increasing dissatisfaction with categorical personality disorder (PD) diagnoses has led to the development of dimensional PD frameworks, such as the Alternative Model for Personality Disorders (AMPD). Previous research has shown dimensional models of personality are predictive of impairment and psychosocial functioning (Clarkin, … Continue reading Pathological Personality Traits Predicting Interpersonal and Functional Impairment Among College Students

Pathological Narcissism and Borderline Personality Organization

Coordinating Author Information: Kaleigh M. Newcomb, BA | Palo Alto University Session Abstract: Contemporary clinical conceptualizations of pathological narcissism emphasize two primary dimensions: grandiosity (i.e., inflated and entitled sense of self) and vulnerability (i.e., self-esteem contingent on others and hypersensitivity to criticism). These two dimensions coexist in a dynamic such that grandiosity functions to cover up … Continue reading Pathological Narcissism and Borderline Personality Organization

Links between the Big Five Personality Traits, Nostalgia and Happiness Among Older Adults

Coordinating Author Information: Joao Pedro Oliveira, PhD | Universidade Lusofona Session Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the links between the Big Five personality traits, nostalgia and happiness among older adults. The participants were a community sample of older adults (n = 180, 80 males and 100 females), with ages understood between 70 and … Continue reading Links between the Big Five Personality Traits, Nostalgia and Happiness Among Older Adults

Is There Really a Mental Health Crisis Among Today’s College Students?

Coordinating Author Information: Julianna G. Nails | Villanova University Session Abstract: Understanding the mental health needs of college students is crucial for university counseling centers, professors, and parents so that they can better help students to be successful both at school and after they graduate. Some data have suggested a significant increase in psychiatric diagnoses and … Continue reading Is There Really a Mental Health Crisis Among Today’s College Students?

Distinctions in Interpersonal Influence Tactics between Psychopathic Personality Traits and the Big Five

Coordinating Author Information: Chloe Rodriguez | Sam Houston State University Session Abstract:Background and Purpose Research suggests psychopathic personality traits are distinct from normal (Big Five) personality traits. Presumably, the strategies individuals use to influence others (interpersonal influence tactics) and the frequency this is done is an interpersonal dynamic wherein distinctions between psychopathic and normal personality … Continue reading Distinctions in Interpersonal Influence Tactics between Psychopathic Personality Traits and the Big Five

Countdown to Launch: Using VR Escape Room Technology to Assess Team Performance and Leadership

Coordinating Author Information: Bryan Barnes, MA | Jenson8 Session Abstract: The present study aims to validate a behavioral assessment of team leadership performance focusing on constructs of direction, cohesion, task contribution, and communication in an interdependent virtual reality (VR) task called Apollo. The 4-player VR task functions as an immersive, virtual escape room, where participants must … Continue reading Countdown to Launch: Using VR Escape Room Technology to Assess Team Performance and Leadership

Cognitive Complexity in the Rorschach and Zulliger Tests : A Convergent Validity and Feasibility Study

Coordinating Author Information: Erik Hammarström | University Health Care Research Centre Örebro and School of Medical Sciences, Örebro University- Sweden Session Abstract: BACKGROUND The Zulliger test was developed as a three card short version of the ten card Rorschach test. In this study we look into whether it can be used to measure cognitive complexity, according to … Continue reading Cognitive Complexity in the Rorschach and Zulliger Tests : A Convergent Validity and Feasibility Study

Clinician and Trainee Familiarity with the DSM-5 Alternative Model of Personality Disorders

Coordinating Author Information: Jennifer Boland, MA | Sam Houston State University Session Abstract: Most diagnoses included in the DSM-5 are set in a categorical framework, in which they are judged present or absent on the basis of discrete symptom counts. This approach has several inherent problems for both personality disorders (PDs) and psychopathology at large. … Continue reading Clinician and Trainee Familiarity with the DSM-5 Alternative Model of Personality Disorders