Date of Submission
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Robert A DiTomasso, PhD, ABPP, Chair, Department of Psychology
Bruce Zahn, EdD, ABPP, Chairperson
Donald Masey, PsyD
John Grisbacher, PsyD
This study examined whether behavioral disturbances in obsessive compulsive personality disorder and borderline personality disorder were related to executive functioning. An archival database was used; this consisted of 104 subjects who had been given the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III (MCMI-III) and the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST) at a local neuropsychology practice. Comparisons in executive functioning abilities were made between groups of subjects identified as reporting obsessive compulsive personality disorder traits or borderline personality disorder traits, and also between groups of subjects identified as reporting both obsessive compulsive personality traits and borderline personality traits. Findings concluded that a relationship does not exist between personality traits and executive functioning. Although the study‟s findings revealed no statistically significant results, the study generated significant discussion points pertinent to future research.
Rivenburg, Stacey, "An Exploration of the Relationship Between Personality Traits and Cognitive Functioning in Neuropschological Outpatients in Community Based Treatment" (2011). PCOM Psychology Dissertations. 246.