Campus Box 1125
Professor Oltmanns is interested in the assessment of personality disorders, particularly with regard to discrepancies between people’s descriptions of themselves and the ways in which they are described by others. His lab is conducting a prospective, longitudinal study of the stability and impact of personality pathology in later life. The project is concerned with connections among personality traits, personality disorders, health, and social adjustment in a representative, community-based sample of 1,600 persons between the ages of 55 and 64---those approaching the challenges of later life. It will identify ways in which personality and personality disorders influence the ability to adapt successfully to important life transitions.
- Powers, A.D. & Oltmanns, T.F. (2012). Personality disorders and physical health: A longitudinal examination of physical functioning, healthcare utilization, and health-related behaviors in middle-aged adults. Journal of Personality Disorders, 26, 524-538.
- Gleason, M.E.J., Powers, A.D., & Oltmanns, T.F. (2012). The enduring impact of borderline personality pathology: Risk for threatening life events in later middle-age. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121, 447-457.
- Lawton, E.M., Shields, A.J., & Oltmanns, T.F. (2011). Five-factor model personality disorder prototypes in a community sample: Self- and informant-reports predicting interview-based DSM-IV diagnoses. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 2, 279-292.
- Oltmanns, T.F., & Balsis, S. (2011). Personality pathology in later life: Questions about the measurement, course, and impact of disorders. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 7, 321-349.
- Oltmanns, T.F., & Gleason, M.E.J. (2011). Personality, health, and social adjustment in later life. In L.B. Cottler (Ed.), Mental health in public health: The next 100 years (pp. 151-179). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Oltmanns, T.F., & Turkheimer, E. (2009). Person perception and personality pathology. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 18, 32-36.
- Abnormal Psychology
- Advanced Psychopathology
- Personality and Psychopathology