Dr. Grace White
Past research concerning personality and psychological disorders have focused predominantly on higher- order personality traits. However, investigating the lower order facets of personality traits may reveal unique aspects of psychological disorders. Participants were asked to complete a survey evaluating the relationships between symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder. Associations between these disorders and positive and negative affect were also investigated. This study revealed numerous associations between each of the disorders and various facets compiling each trait. Of particular interest are the links found between facets of Agreeableness and Openness to Experience and all three of the disorders.
"Personality Patterns in Psychopathology: An Examination of Lower-Order Personality Facets, Depression, and Anxiety,"
The Pegasus Review: UCF Undergraduate Research Journal: Vol. 12:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/urj/vol12/iss2/2