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.

About the Author

Tori is a UCF alumna who graduated in Spring 2020 with a B.S. in Psychology. She is most interested in topics surrounding Clinical and Social Psychology, in addition to personality research.

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