Susan South

Degree: 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., 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.

Hamdi, N.R., Krueger, R.F., & South, S.C. (2015). Socioeconomic status moderates genetic and environmental effects on the amount of alcohol use. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39, 603-610.

Jopp, A.M., & South, S.C. (2015). Investigating the Personality Inventory for DSM-5 using self and spouse reports. Journal of Personality Disorders, 29, 193-214.

Samuel, D.B., South, S.C., & Griffin, S.A. (2015). Factorial invariance of the Five Factor Model Rating Form across gender. Assessment, 22, 65-75.

South, S.C., & Jarnecke, A.M. (2015). Genetic and environmental influences on adult mental health: Evidence for gene-environment interplay as a function of maternal and paternal discipline and affection. Behavior Genetics, 45, 438-450.

South, S.C., Schafer, M., & Ferraro, K. (2015). Genetic and environmental overlap between childhood maltreatment and adult disease. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 18, 533-544.

South, S.C., Krueger, R.F., Elkins, I.J., Iacono, W.G., & McGue, M. (2016). Romantic relationship satisfaction moderates the etiology of adult personality. Behavior Genetics, 46, 124-42.

South, S.C., & Jarnecke, A. (2015). Methodology of behavior and molecular genetics. To appear in M. Pluess (Ed.), Genetics of Psychological Well-Being: The Role of Heritability and Genetics in Positive Psychology (38-55). New York: Oxford University Press.

South, S.C. (2015). Biological bases of personality disorders. In S.K. Huprich (Ed.), Personality Disorders: Toward Theoretical and Empirical Integration in Diagnosis and Assessment. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

South, S.C., Reichborn-Kjennerud, T., Eaton, N.R., & Krueger, R.F. (2015). Genetics of personality. In M. Mikulciner & P. Shaver (Eds.),  APA Handbook of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol 4, Personality Processes and Individual Differences (31-60). Washington, D.C. American Psychological Association.

Foli, K.J., South, S.C., Lim, E., & Hebdon, M. (2016). Longitudinal course of risk for parental post-adoption depression. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 45, 210-226.

Foli, K.J., South, S.C., Lim, E., & Jarnecke, A. (2016). Post-adoption depression: Parental classes of depressive symptoms across time. Journal of Affective Disorders, 200, 293-302.

Hamdi, N.R., South, S.C., & Krueger, R.F. (2016). Does education lower allostatic load? A cotwin control study. Brain, Behavior, & Immunity, 56, 221-229.

Jarnecke, A.M., Reilly, M.S., & South, S.C. (2016). Internalizing and externalizing symptoms and marital relationship functioning: The mediating role of demand-withdraw communication processes. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 42, 509-524.

South, S.C., Krueger, R.F., Elkins, I.J., Iacono, W.G., & McGue, M. (2016). Romantic relationship satisfaction moderates the etiology of adult personality. Behavior Genetics, 46, 124-42.

Hamdi, N.R., Krueger, R.F., & South, S.C. (2016). Heritability of personality. In H. Miller (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology (687-688), Sage.

Hamdi, N.R., South, S.C., & Krueger, R.F. (2016). Quantitative genetic analysis (behavioral genetics and GxE). In S.K. Whitbourne (Es.), The Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging, Malden, MA: Wiley.

Foli,K. J., Hebdon, M., Lim, E., & South, S. C. (2017). Transitions of adoptive parents: A longitudinal mixed methods analysis. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 31, 483-492.

Foli, K. J., Lim, E., & South, S. C. (2017). Longitudinal analyses of adoptive parents’ expectations and depressive symptoms. Research in Nursing & Health, 40, 564-574.

Jarnecke, A. M., Miller, M. L., & South, S. C. (2017). Daily diary study of personality disorder traits: Momentary affect and cognitive appraisals in response to stressful events. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research & Treatment, 8, 75-86.

Jarnecke, A. M., South, S. C., Elkins, I. J., Krueger, R. F., Tully, E. C., & Iacono, W. G. (2017). The role of parental marital discord in the etiology of externalizing problems during childhood and adolescence. Development & Psychopathology, 29, 1177-1188.

Kotov, R., Krueger, R. F., Watson, D., Achenbach, T. M., Althoff, R. R., Bagby, M., Brown, T. A., Carpenter, W. T., Caspi, A., Clark, L. A., Eaton, N. R., Forbes, M. K.,  Forbush, K.     T., Goldberg, D., Hasin, D., Hyman, S. E., Ivanova, M. Y., Lynam D. R., Markon, K., Miller, J. D., Moffitt, T. E., Morey, L. C., Mullins-Sweatt, S.N.; Ormel, J., Patrick, C. J., Regier, D. A., Rescorla, L., Ruggero C. J., Samuel, D. B., Sellbom, M., Simms, L. J., Skodol, A. E., Slade, T., South, S. C., Tackett, J. L., Waldman, I. D., Waszczuk, M.A., Widiger, T.A., Wright, A. G. C., & Zimmerman, M. (2017). The Hierarchical Taxonomy Of Psychopathology (HiTOP): A dimensional alternative to traditional nosologies. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 4, 454-477.

Long, E. C., Aggen, S. H., Neale, M. C., Knudsen, G. P., Krueger, R. F., South, S. C., Czajkowski, N., Nesvåg, R., Ystrom, E., Torvik, F. A., Kendler, K. S., Gillespie, N. A., & Reichborn-Kjennerud, T. (2017). The association between personality disorders with alcohol use and misuse: A population-based twin study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 174, 171-180.

Reichborn-Kjennerud, T., Krueger, R. F., Ystrom, E., Torvik, F., Rosenstrom, T., Aggen, S. H., South, S. C., Neale, M. C., Knudsen, G. P., Kendler, K. S., & Czajkowski, N. (2017). Do DSM-5 section II personality disorders and section III personality trait domains reflect      the same genetic and environmental risk factors? Psychological Medicine, 47, 2205-2215.

South, S. C., Hamdi, N., & Krueger, R. F. (2017). Biometric modeling of gene-environment interplay: The intersection of theory and method and applications for social inequality. Journal of Personality, 85, 22-37.

South, S. C., & Jarnecke, A. M. (2017). Structural equation modeling of personality disorders and pathological personality traits. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, & Treatment, 8, 113-129.

South, S. C., Krueger, R. F., Knudsen, G. P., Ystrom, E., Czajkowski, N., Aggen, S. H., Neale, M. C., Gillespie, N., Kendler, K. S., & Reichborn-Kjennerud,T. (2017). A population based twin study of DSM-5 maladaptive personality domains. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research & Treatment, 8, 366-375.

Tan, K., Jarnecke, A. M., & South, S. C. (2017). Impulsivity, communication and marital satisfaction in newlywed couples. Personal Relationships, 24, 423-429.

Whisman, M. & South, S. C. (2017). Gene-environment interplay in the context of romantic relationships. Current Opinion in Psychology, 13, 136-141.

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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Susan South

Professor, Clinical Psychology

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Department of Psychological Sciences
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