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Psychological Sciences Faculty

Susan SouthSusan South

Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA

Campus Address:
Psychological Sciences, Room 1246

E-mail: ssouth@psych.purdue.edu
Telephone: (765) 494-0119

Ph.D University of Virginia, 2006

Research Interests:

Dr. South studies connections between personality, psychopathology, and relationships. She is particularly interested in how marriage can serve to either buffer against or contribute to the development of mental disorders.

Recent Publications:

Eaton, N.R., South, S.C., & Krueger, R.F. (2009). The Cognitive-Affective Processing System (CAPS) approach to personality and the concept of personality disorder: Integrating clinical and social-cognitive research. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 208-217.

Hicks, B.M., South, S.C., DiRago, A.C., Iacono, W.G., & McGue, M. (2009). Environmental adversity increases genetic risk for externalizing disorders. Archives of General Psychiatry, 66, 640-648.

Krueger, R.F. & South, S.C. (2009). Externalizing disorders: Cluster 5 of the proposed meta-structure for DSM-V and ICD-11. Psychological Medicine, 39, 2061-2070.

South, S.C., Krueger, R.F., & Iacono, W.G. (2009). Factor structure of the Dyadic Adjustment Scale: Confirmatory analyses and invariance across gender. Psychological Assessment, 21, 622-628.

Warren, J. I. & South, S. C. (2009). A symptom level examination of the relationship between Cluster B personality disorders and patterns of criminality and violence in women. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 32, 10-17.

Forbush, K.T., South S.C., Krueger, R.F., Iacono, W.G., Clark, L.A., Keel, P.K., Legrand, L.N., & Watson, D. (2010). Locating eating pathology within an empirical diagnostic taxonomy: Evidence from a community-based sample. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 119, 282-292.

South, S.C., Doss, B., & Christensen, A. (2010). Through the eyes of the beholder: The mediating role of relationship acceptance in the impact of partner behavior. Family Relations, 59, 611-622.

South, S. C., Krueger, R. F., & Iacono, W. G. (2011). Understanding general and specific connections between psychopathology and marital distress: A model based approach. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 935-947.

Eaton, N. R., Krueger, R. F., South, S.C., Simms, L. J., & Clark, L. A. (2011). Contrasting prototypes and dimensions in the classification of personality pathology: Evidence that dimensions, but not prototypes, are robust. Psychological Medicine, 41, 1151-1163.

South, S. C., Oltmanns, T. F., Johnson, J., & Turkheimer, E. (2011). Level of agreement between self and spouse in the assessment of personality pathology. Assessment, 18, 217-226.

South, S. C. & Krueger, R. F. (2011). Genetic and environmental influences on internalizing psychopathology vary as a function of economic status. Psychological Medicine, 41, 107-118.

South, S. C., Eaton, N. R., & Krueger, R. F. (2011). Narcissism in official psychiatric classification systems: Toward DSM-5. To appear in W.K. Campbell & J. Miller (Eds)., Handbook of Narcissism. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Krueger, R. F., Eaton, N. R., South, S.C., Clark, L. A., & Simms, L. J. (2011). Dimensions, prototypes, and disorders: Conceptualizing personality and personality disorders for DSM-V. In D.A. Regier, W.E. Narrow, E.A. Kuhl, & D.J. Kupfer (eds), The Conceptual Evolution of DSM-V (pp. 97-117).Arlington,VA: American Psychiatric Association.

Eaton, N.R., Krueger, R.F., South, S.C., Gruenewald, T.L., Seeman, T., & Roberts, B.W. (2012). Genes, environments, personality, and successful aging: Toward a comprehensive developmental model in later life. The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 67, 480-488.

Foli, K.J., South, S.C., & Lim, E. (2012). Rates and predictors of depression in adoptive mothers: Moving toward theory. Advances in Nursing Science, 35, 51-63.

Foli, K.J., South, S.C., Lim, E, & Hebdon, M. (2012). Maternal postadoption depression, unmet expectations, and personality traits. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 18, 267-277.

*Johnson, J.A., *Miller, M.L., Lynam, D.R., & South, S.C. (2012). Five-Factor Model facets differentially predict in-the-moment affect and cognitions. Journal of Research in Personality, 46, 752-759.

South, S.C., Reichborn-Kjennerud, T., Eaton, N.R., & Krueger, R.F. (2012). Behavior and molecular genetics of personality disorders (143-165). In T. A. Widiger (Ed)., The Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders. New York: Oxford University Press.

*Jarnecke, A.M. & *South, S.C.(2013). Attachment orientations as mediators in the intergenerational transmission of marital satisfaction. Journal of Family Psychology, 27, 550-559.

*South, S.C., & DeYoung, N.J. (2013). Behavior genetics of personality disorders: Informing classification and conceptualization in DSM-5. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 4, 270-283.

*South, S.C., & DeYoung, N.J. (2013). The remaining road to classifying personality pathology in the DSM-5: What behavior genetics can add. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 4, 291-292.

*South, S.C., Foli, K.J., & Lim, E. (2013). Predictors of relationship satisfaction in adoptive mothers. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 30, 545-563.

*South, S.C., & Krueger, R.F. (2013). Marital satisfaction and physical health: Evidence for an Orchid effect. Psychological Science, 24, 373-378.

*South, S.C., Reichborn-Kjennerud, T., Eaton, N.R., & Krueger, R.F. (2013). Genetics of personality. In H.A. Tennen, J.M. Suls, & I.B. Weiner (Eds.), Handbook of psychology, Volume Five: Personality and social psychology (pp. 3-25). Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)