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Resilients, overcontrollers and undercontrollers: A systematic review of the utility of a personality typology method in understanding adult mental health problems

Resilients, overcontrollers and undercontrollers: A systematic review of the utility of a personality typology method in understanding adult mental health problems
Resilients, overcontrollers and undercontrollers: A systematic review of the utility of a personality typology method in understanding adult mental health problems
The person-centred typological approach to personality makes the distinction between overcontrolled and undercontrolled personality types. This review systematically searched for research on the utility of these personality types in adult mental health. A total of 43 papers were included, which were divided broadly into cross-sectional studies, longitudinal studies and studies with clinical populations. Three personality types have been largely replicated in both normal and clinical populations: resilients, overcontrollers and undercontrollers. These types show utility in predicting long-term functioning and mental health, understanding heterogeneous personalities within clinical subgroups and have implications for treatment. Some disagreement on the number of personality types deemed replicable across samples and differing methodologies do exist, with some finding a dimensional approach to personality to have greater predictive utility. These personality types have been shown to be important in a number of mental health problems such as eating disorders, which may prove helpful in developing new psychological interventions. These studies point to the importance of overcontrolled personality types as well as undercontrolled in mental health. More research is needed with a greater range of clinical populations.
PersonalityOvercontrolledUndercontrolledImpulsivityMental health
0272-7358
75 - 92
Bohane, Laura
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Maguire, Nick
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Richardson, Thomas
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Bohane, Laura
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Maguire, Nick
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Richardson, Thomas
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Bohane, Laura, Maguire, Nick and Richardson, Thomas (2017) Resilients, overcontrollers and undercontrollers: A systematic review of the utility of a personality typology method in understanding adult mental health problems Clinical Psychology Review, 57, 75 - 92. (doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2017.07.005).

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Abstract

The person-centred typological approach to personality makes the distinction between overcontrolled and undercontrolled personality types. This review systematically searched for research on the utility of these personality types in adult mental health. A total of 43 papers were included, which were divided broadly into cross-sectional studies, longitudinal studies and studies with clinical populations. Three personality types have been largely replicated in both normal and clinical populations: resilients, overcontrollers and undercontrollers. These types show utility in predicting long-term functioning and mental health, understanding heterogeneous personalities within clinical subgroups and have implications for treatment. Some disagreement on the number of personality types deemed replicable across samples and differing methodologies do exist, with some finding a dimensional approach to personality to have greater predictive utility. These personality types have been shown to be important in a number of mental health problems such as eating disorders, which may prove helpful in developing new psychological interventions. These studies point to the importance of overcontrolled personality types as well as undercontrolled in mental health. More research is needed with a greater range of clinical populations.

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Accepted/In Press date: 15 July 2017
e-pub ahead of print date: 21 July 2017
Published date: November 2017
Keywords: PersonalityOvercontrolledUndercontrolledImpulsivityMental health

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Local EPrints ID: 414152
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/414152
ISSN: 0272-7358
PURE UUID: 8553fd43-1c4c-49e6-be4c-bf00f0fa449f
ORCID for Nick Maguire: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4295-8068

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Date deposited: 15 Sep 2017 16:30
Last modified: 14 Dec 2017 17:30

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Author: Laura Bohane
Author: Nick Maguire ORCID iD
Author: Thomas Richardson

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