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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: Social/Personality
252C Psychology
(517) 432-4364

Research Statement

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In the MSU Personality Lab we pursue a range of topics related to the assessment, development, dynamics, and disorders of personality. 


Current specific projects focus on:


-correlates and impacts of authentic behavior


-methods for assessing and analyzing interpersonal dynamics


-co-development of personality and psychopathology


-implications of the joint structure of personality, personality disorders, and psychopathology for research and practice

Personal Statement
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Current Projects

Assessment and correlates of authentic behavior

Assessment and correlates of personality dysfunction

Integration of personality structure and dynamics

Assessment of healthy personality functioning

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.
2016Morey, L.C., Busch, A., & Hopwood, C.J. (in press). Exploring the assessment of the DSM-5 alternative model for personality disorders with the Personality Assessment Inventory. Journal of Personality Assessment.
2016Levendosky, A.A. & Hopwood, C.J. (in press). A clinical science approach to training first year clinicians to navigate therapeutic relationships. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration.
2016Waugh, M.H., Hopwood, C.J., Krueger, R.F., Morey, L.C., Pincus, A.L., & Wright, A.G.C. (in press). Psychological assessment with the DSM-5 alternative model for personality disorders: Tradition and innovation. Professional Psychology: Research 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.
2016Lambert, J. & Hopwood, C.J. (in press). Sex differences in interpersonal sensitivities across acquaintances, friends, and romantic relationships. Personality and Individual Differences, 89, 162-165.
2016Yalch, M.M. & Hopwood, C.J. (in press). Validity and content coverage of DSM-5 maladaptive personality traits. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment.
2016Wright, A.G.C., Hopwood, C.J., Morey, L.C., & Skodol, A.E. (in press). Longitudinal validation of general and specific features of personality pathology. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.