Alcoholic Typologies

A Review of Empirical Evaluations of Common Classification Schemes
  • Michie N. Hesselbrock
Part of the Recent Developments in Alcoholism book series (RDIA, volume 4)


This chapter reviews literature examining two typological classifications of alcoholism: typologies derived empirically by employing multivariate statistical techniques and typological classification schemes formulated from theoretical frameworks. Most of the empirical classifications were based on personality measures such as the MMPI, 16PF, and others. Examinations of theoretically based typologies included gender, psychopathology, and family history. The usefulness and limitations of these typological approaches are discussed.


Alcohol Dependence Drinking Behavior Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Consult Clin Psychol Stud Alcohol 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michie N. Hesselbrock
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Connecticut Health CenterFarmingtonUSA

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