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Hopwood Chris Hopwood
Assistant 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 and Psychopathology Lab we pursue a range of topics related to the clinical assessment of personality. Specific Projects involve understanding:


--Underlying interpersonal processes in personality pathology.


--The structure and classification of personality disorders.


--Personality development and its implications for clinical dysfunction.


--The relation between personality and psychopathology.


--How personality characteristics can be used to depict heterogeneity in psychiatric disorders.


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


--The clinical benefits of psychological assessment.

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Personality and Psychopathology Lab Research in the MSU Personality and Psychopathology Lab focuses on how personality and psychopathology relate to one another, how both relate to behavior and adaptivity, and how variables from each of these domains can best be conceptualized and measured in clinical assessment.

Research Publications    
2013Thomas, K.M., Yalch, M.M., Krueger, R.F., Wright, A.G.C., Markon, K.E., & Hopwood, C.J. (in press). The convergent structure of DSM-5 personality trait facets and Five Factor Model trait domains. Assessment.
2013Hopwood, C.J., Burt, S.A., Keel, P.K., Neale, M., Boker, S., & Klump, K.L. (in press). Interpersonal problems associated with multidimensional personality questionnaire traits in women during the transition to adulthood. Assessment.
2013Hopwood, C.J. (in press). The role of behavior genetics in personality disorder classification: Comment on South and DeYoung (in press). Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment.
2013Hopwood, C.J., Morey, L.C., Donnellan, M.B., Samuel, D.B., Grilo, C.M., McGlashan, T.H., Shea, M.T., Zanarini, M.C., Gunderson, J.G., & Skodol, A.E. (in press). Ten year rank order stability of personality traits and disorders in a clinical sample. Journal of Personality.
2013Klahr, A.M., Thomas, K.M., Hopwood, C.J., Klump, K.L., & Burt, S.A (in press). Evocative gene-environment correlation in the mother-child relationship: A twin study of interpersonal processes. Development and Psychopathology.
2013Samuel, D.B., Sanislow, C.A., Hopwood, C.J., Shea, M.T., Skodol, A.E., Morey, L.C., Ansell, E.B., Markowitz, J.C., Zanarini, M.C., & Grilo, C.M. (in press). Convergent and incremental predictive validity of clinician, self-report, and diagnostic interview assessment methods for personality disorders over five years. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
2013Morey, L.C. & Hopwood, C.J. (in press). The stability of personality disorders. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology.
2013Yalch, M.M., Thomas, K.M., & Hopwood, C.J. (in press). The utility of trait, symptom, and prototype approaches to diagnosing borderline and antisocial personality disorders. Personality and Mental Health.
2013Hopwood, C.J., Schade, N., Krueger, R.F., Wright, A.G.C., & Markon, K.E. (in press). Connecting DSM-5 personality traits and pathological beliefs: Toward a unifying model. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment.
2013Thomas, K.M., Hopwood, C.J., Orlando, M.J., Weathers, F.W., & McDevitt-Murphy, M.E. (in press). Detecting feigned PTSD using the Personality Assessment Inventory. Psychological Injury and the Law.