Widiger, Thomas A.
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.
- Widiger, T. A. (2016). Classification and diagnosis: Historical development and contemporary issues. In J. Maddux & B. Winstead (Eds.), Psychopathology: Foundations for a contemporary understanding (4th ed., pp. 97–110). Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.Google Scholar
- Widiger, T. A. (Ed.). (in press). The Oxford handbook of the five factor model. New York: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
- Widiger, T. A., & Costa, P. T. (Eds.). (2013). Personality disorders and the five-factor model of personality (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.Google Scholar
- Widiger, T. A., Frances, A. J., Pincus, H. A., Ross, R., First, M. B., Davis, W. W., & Kline, M. (Eds.). (1998). DSM-IV sourcebook (Vol. 4). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.Google Scholar
- Widiger, T. A., Gore, W. L., Crego, C., Rojas, S. L., & Oltmanns, J. R. (in press). Five factor model and personality disorder. In T. A. Widiger (Ed.), Oxford handbook of the five-factor model. New York: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar