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Les Morey

Les Morey
George T. and Gladys H. Abell Professor
Professor Emeritus
Areas of Speciality
  • Clinical
  • Personality Processes
Professional Links

Research Interests

  • Assessment, diagnosis, and classification of personality and psychopathology
  • Personality disorders
  • Alcoholism

Recent Publications

Hopwood, C.J., Harrison, A.L., Amole, M., Girard, J.M., Wright, A.G.C., Thomas, K.M., Sadler, P., Ansell, E.B., Chaplin, T.M., Morey, L.C., Crowley, M.J., Durbin, C.E., & Kashy, D.A. (2020).  Properties of the Continuous Assessment of Interpersonal Dynamics across sex, level of familiarity, and interpersonal conflict.  Assessment, 27(1), 40-56.

Woods, W. C., Wright, A. G. C., Skodol, A. E., Morey, L. C., & Hopwood, C. J. (2020). Deconstructing individual differences in long-term personality disorder and trait change. Clinical Psychological Science, 8, 184-197. DOI: 10.1177/2167702619865227

McCredie, M.N., Truong, T.N., Edens, J.F., & Morey, L.C. (2020).  Temporal stability and dynamic convergence of the Personality Assessment Screener in a prison sample.  Psychological Assessment, 32(2), 205-210.

McCredie, M.N., & Morey, L.C. (2019).  Who are the Turkers?  A characterization of MTurk workers using the Personality Assessment Inventory.  Assessment, 26, 759-766.

McCredie, M.N., & Morey, L.C. (2019).  An investigation of the influence of case and clinician gender in clinical decision-making.  Personality Disorders Theory, Research and Treatment, 10, 286-290.

Widiger, T. A., Bach, B., Chmielewski, M., Clark, L. A., DeYoung, C., Hopwood, C. J., Kotov, R., Krueger, R. F., Miller, J. D., Morey, L. C., Mullins-Sweatt, S. N., Patrick, C. J., Pincus, A. L., Samuel, D. B., Sellbom, M., South, S. C., Tackett, J. L., Watson, D., Waugh, M. H., Wright, A. G. C., Zimmermann, J., Bagby, R. M., Cicero, D. C., Conway, C. C., De Clercq, B., Docherty, A. R., Eaton, N. R., Forbush, K. T., Haltigan, J. D., Ivanova, M. Y., Latzman, R. D., Lynam, D. R., Markon, K. E., Reininghaus, U., & Thomas, K. M. (2019). Criterion A of the AMPD in HiTOP. Journal of Personality Assessment, 101, 345-355.  DOI: 10.1080/00223891.2018.1465431

Morey, L.C. (2019). Interdiagnostician reliability of the DSM-5 Section II and Section III Alternative Model criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder.  Journal of Personality Disorders, 33(6), 721-735.

Morey, L.C. (2019).  Thoughts on the assessment of the DSM-5 Alternative Model for Personality Disorders.  Psychological Assessment, 31(10), 1192-1199.

Morey, C. (2019).   On parsimony in personality disorder classification:  Rejoinder to Sleep et al. (2019).   Psychological Assessment, 31(10), 1206-1207.Ruggero, C.J., Kotov, R., Hopwood, C.J., First, M., Clark, L.A., Skodol, A.E., Mullins-Sweatt, S.N., Patrick, C.J., Bach, B., Cicero, D.C., Docherty, A., Simms, L.J., Bagby, R.M., Kruger, R.F., Callahan, J., Chmielewski, M., Conway, C.C., De Clercq, B.J., Dornbach-Bender, A., Eaton, N.R., Forbes, M.K., Forbush, K.T., Haltigan, J.D., Miller, J.D., Morey, L.C., Patalay, P., Regier, D.A., Reininghaus, U., Shackman, A.J., Waszczuk, M.A., Watson, D., Wright, A.G.C., & Zimmermann, J.  (2019).   Integrating the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) into clinical practice.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 87(12), 1069-1084.

Russell, D.N., & Morey, L.C. (2019).  Use of validity indicators on the Personality Assessment Inventory to detect feigning of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.   Psychological Injury and Law, 12, 204-211.

Morey, L.C. & McCredie, M.N. (2019). Convergence between Rorschach and self‐report: A new look at some old questions. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 75, 202‐ 220.

Morey, L.C. (2018). Professional Manual for the Personality Assessment Screener –Observer. Odessa, FL: Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.

Penson, B., Ruchensky, J., Morey, L.C., & Edens, J.F. (2018). Using the Personality Assessment Inventory Antisocial and Borderline Features scales to predict behavior change: A multi‐site longitudinal study of youthful offenders. Assessment, 25, 858‐866.

Vanwoerden, S., Steinberg, L., Coffman, A.D., Paulus, D.J., Morey, L.C., & Sharp, C. (2018). Evaluation of the PAI‐A Anxiety and Depression scales: Evidence of construct validity. Journal of Personality Assessment, 100, 313‐320.

Hopwood, C. J., Kotov, R., Krueger, R. F., Watson, D., Widiger, T. A., Altoff, R. R., Ansell, E. B., Bach, B., Bagby, R. M., Bornovalova, M. A., Blais, M. A., Chmielewski, M., Cicero, D. C., Clark, L. A., Conway, C., De Clerq, B., De Fruyt, F., Docherty, A. R., Eaton, N. R., Edens, J. F., Forbes, M. K., Forbush, K. T., Hengartner, M. P., Ivanova, M. Y., Leising, D., Livesley, W. J., Lukowitsky, M. R., Lynam, D. R., Markon, K. E., Miller, J. D., Morey, L. C., Mullins‐ Sweatt, S. N., Ormel, J. H., Patrick, C. J., Pincus, A. L, Ruggero, C., Samuel, D. B., Sellbom, M., Slade, T., Tackett, J. L., Thomas, K. M., Trull, T. J., Vachon, D. D., Waldman, I. D., Waszczuk, M. A., Waugh, M. H., Wright, A. G. C., Yalch, M. M., Zald, D. H., & Zimmerman, J. (2018). The time has come for dimensional personality disorder diagnosis. Personality and Mental Health, 12, 82‐86.

Pinto, A., Ansell, E., Wheaton, M.G., Krueger, R.F., Morey, L., Skodol, A.E., & Clark, L.A. (2018). Obsessive‐compulsive personality disorder and component personality traits. In W.J. Livesley & R. Larstone (eds.), Handbook of Personality Disorders, Second Edition: Theory, Research, and Treatment, pp. 459‐480. New York: Guilford Press.

Krueger, R. F., Kotov, R., Watson, D., Forbes, M. K., Eaton, N. R., Ruggero C. J., Simms, L. J., Widiger, T. A., Achenbach, T. M., Bach, B., Bagby, M., Bornovalova, M.A., Carpenter, W. T., Chmielewski, M., Cicero, D., Clark, L. A., Conway, C., DeClercq, B., DeYoung, C.G., Docherty, A.R., Drislane, L.E., First, M.B., Forbush, K. T., Hallquist, M., Haltigan, J.D., Hopwood, C.J., Ivanova, M.Y., Jonas, K.G., Latzman, R.D., Markon, K., Miller, J. D., Morey, L. C., Mullins‐Sweatt, S.N., Ormel, J., Patalay, P., Patrick, C. J., Pincus, A.L., Regier, D.A., Reininghaus, U., Rescorla, L., Samuel, D. B., Sellbom, M., Shackman, A., Skodol, A. E., Slade, T., South, S. C., Sunderland, M., Tackett, J. L., Venables, N.C., Waldman, I. D., Waszczuk, M.A., Waugh, M.H., Wright, A. G. C., Zald, D.H., & Zimmerman, J. (2018). Progress in achieving quantitative classification of psychopathology. World Psychiatry, 17, 282‐293.

McCredie, M.N., & Morey, L.C. (2018). Evaluating new supplemental indicators for the Personality Assessment Inventory: Standardization and cross‐validation. Psychological Assessment, 30, 1292‐1299.

Morey, L.C. (2018). Application of the DSM‐5 Level of Personality Functioning Scale by lay raters. Journal of Personality Disorders, 32(5), 709‐720.

Ruiz, M.A., Hopwood, C.J., Edens, J.F., Morey, L.C., & Cox, J.M. (2018). Initial development of pathological personality trait domain measures using the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI). Personality Disorders Theory, Research and Treatment, 9(6), 564‐573.

Conway, C.C., Hopwood, C.J., Morey, L.C., & Skodol, A.E. (2018). Borderline Personality Disorder is equally trait‐like and state‐like over ten years in adult psychiatric patients. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 127(6), 590‐601.

Benson, K.T., Donnellan, M.B., & Morey, L.C. (2017). Gender-related differential item functioning in DSM-IV/DSM-5-III (Alternative Model) diagnostic criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 8, 87-93.

Waugh, M.H., Hopwood, C.J., Krueger, R.F., Morey, L.C., Pincus, A.L., & Wright, A.G.C. (2017). Psychological assessment with the DSM-5 Alternative Model for Personality Disorders: Tradition and innovation. Professional Psychology Research and Practice, 48(2), 79-89.

Busch, A.J., Morey, L.C., & Hopwood, C.J. (2017). Exploring the assessment of the DSM-5 Alternative Model for Personality Disorders with the Personality Assessment Inventory. Journal of Personality Assessment, 99(2), 211-218.

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., Ormel, J., Patrick, C. J., Regier, D. A., Rescorla, L., Robinson, E., 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., 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, 126(4), 454-477.

Morey, L.C. (2017). Development and initial evaluation of a self-report form of the DSM-5 Level of Personality Functioning Scale. Psychological Assessment, 29, 1302- 1308.

Kelley, S.E., Edens, J.F., & Morey, L.C. (2017). Convergence of self- and informant reports on the Personality Assessment Screener. Assessment, 24, 999-1007.

Timoney, L.R., Walsh, Z., Shea, M.T., Yen, S., Ansell, E.B., Crilo, C.M., McGlashan, T.H., Stout, R.L., Bender, D.S., Skodol, A.E., Sanislow, C.A., Morey, L.C., & Gunderson, J.G. (2017).  Personality and life events in a personality disorder sample. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 8, 376-382.


Affiliated Research Cluster

Personality Processes. Clinical assessment of personality and psychopathology; personality disorders.