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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:

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.

Foli, K.J., Lim, E., South, S.C., & Sands, L. (2014). “Great Expectations” of adoptive parents: Theory extension through structural equation modeling. Nursing Research, 63, 14-25.

Foli, K.J., South, S.C., & Lim, E. (2014). Maternal postadoption depression: Theory refinement through qualitative content analysis. Journal of Research in Nursing, 19, 304-328.

*Jarnecke, A.M. & South, S.C. (2014). Genetic and environmental influences on alcohol use problems: Moderation by romantic partner support, but not family or friend support. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research,38, 367-375.

South, S.C. (2014). Personality pathology and daily aspects of marital functioning. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 5, 195-203.

South, S.C., & Krueger, R.F. (2014). Genetic strategies for probing conscientiousness and its relationship to aging. Developmental Psychology, 50, 1362-1376.

South, S.C., & *Miller, M. (2014). Measuring momentary stress, affect, and cognition: Relationships with the internalizing and externalizing spectra. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 36, 93-104.

Tarantino, N., Tully, E.C., Garcia, S.E., South, S.C., Iacono, W.G., & McGue, M. (2014). Genetic and environmental influences on affiliation with deviant peers during adolescence and early adulthood. Developmental Psychology, 50, 663-673.

Witt, J.K., South, S.C., & Sugovic, M. (2014). A perceiver’s own abilities influence perception, even when observing others. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 384-389.

Relevant Links:

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)