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Hopwood Chris Hopwood
Associate Professor
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Texas A&M University 2008
Masters Clinical Psychology, Eastern Michigan University 2003
Bachelors Psychology, Michigan State University 1999
Primary Program: Clinical
107A Psychology
(517) 355-4599

Research Statement

In the MSU Personality Lab we pursue a range of topics related to the clinical assessment of personality. Specific Projects involve understanding:


--Interpersonal processes in personality, psychopathology, and psychotherapy.


--The structure and classification of personality and psychopathology.


--Temporal processes in personality and interpersonal behavior.


--The relation between personality and psychopathology.


--Multimethod assessment.


--The structure, reliability, and validity of personality assessment instruments.


--The clinical benefits of psychological assessment and psychotherapy.

Personal Statement
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Research Publications    
2016Hopwood, C.J. & Krueger, R.F. (in press). Conceptualizing pathological anger and other maladaptive emotional propensities within an individual differences framework. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice.
2016Bastiaansen, L., Hopwood, C.J., Van den Broeck, J., Rossi, G., Schotte, C., & De Fruyt, F. (in press). The twofold diagnosis of personality disorder: How do personality dysfunction and pathological traits increment each other at successive levels of the trait hierarchy? Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment.
2016Rojas, L., Bornovalova, M., Hicks, B.M., Hopwood, C.J., & Stark, S. (in press). Elaborating on the construct validity of the Minnesota Borderline Personality Disorder Scale (MBPD): A multi-sample, longitudinal examination. Psychological Assessment.
2016Bornstein, R.F. & Hopwood, C.J. (in press). Evidence based assessment of interpersonal dependency. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.
2016Markey, P.M., Racine, S.E., Markey, C.N., Hopwood, C.J., Keel, P.K., Burt, S.A., Neale, M., Sisk, C.L., Boker, S., & Klump, K.L. (in press). Behavior genetics and the within-person variability of daily interpersonal styles: The heritability of pulse and spin. Social Psychological and Personality Science.
2016Lambert, J. & Hopwood, C.J. (in press). Sex differences in interpersonal sensitivities across acquaintances, friends, and romantic relationships. Personality and Individual Differences.
2016Yalch, M.M. & Hopwood, C.J. (in press). Validity and content coverage of DSM-5 maladaptive personality traits. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment.
2016Grilo, C.M., Reas, D.L., Hopwood, C.J., & Crosby, R.D. (in press). Factor structure and construct validity of the Eating Disorder Examination-Questionnaire in college students: Further support for a modified brief version. International Journal of Eating Disorders.
2015Hopwood, C.J., Zimmermann, J., Pincus, A.L., & Krueger, R.F. (2015). Connecting personality structure and dynamics: Towards a more evidence based and clinically useful diagnostic scheme. Journal of Personality Disorders, 29, 431-448.
2015Wright, A.G.C., Hopwood, C.J., & Zanarini, M.C. (2015). Associations between changes in normal personality traits and borderline personality disorder symptoms over 16 years. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 6, 1-11.