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Green, M. J., Boyle, G. J., & Raine, A. (2008). Schizotypal personality models. In G. J. Boyle, G. Matthews & D. H. Saklofske (Eds.), The Sage handbook of personality theory and assessment: Vol. 1 personality theories and models (pp. 399-419). Los Angeles, United States: Sage Publications. ISBN: 9781412946513

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Chapter 19 © Copyright Melissa J. Green, Gregory J. Boyle and Adrian Raine, 2008.


This chapter will provide an outline of the historical development of the schizotypy construct, highlighting subtle theoretical differences in its conceptualisation, and related issues of measurement, factor structure, and the association with other dimensions of personality. The development of schizotypal personality models and their relationship with clinical disorders will be discussed in light of several decades of research in neurocognition, psychophysiology, and psychosocial risk factors, from which the current conceptualisation of schizotypy within a biosocial neurodevelopmental framework has emerged.



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