Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Widiger, Thomas A.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1273-1

Thomas A. Widiger is the T. Marshall Hahn Professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. He is a clinical psychologist who conducts research concerning the diagnosis and classification of psychopathology, with a particular focus on dimensional models of personality disorder, the five-factor model of personality structure, and the personality disorders included within the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Early Life and Educational Background

Dr. Widiger was born on June 30, 1952, in Midland, Michigan, home of the Dow Chemical Company (for which his father was a chemist). He earned in 1974 a B.G.S. (Bachelor of General Studies) from the University of Michigan. He completed his 2-year internship at Cornell University Medical Center (Winchester) from 1980 to 1982. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Miami University (Ohio) in 1981 under the direction of Leonard Rorer.

Professional Career

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA