Theoretical Explanations for the Development of Personality Disorders [WLOs: 1, 2] [CLOs: 1, 3, 4]Prior to beginning work on this discussion forum, read Chapter 10 in the Lecci (2015) book, and pay close attention to the case illustrations at the end of the chapter. Also read “Difficult” Patient? Or is it a Personality Disorder? (Links to an external site.), Pathological Personality Traits can Capture DSM–IV Personality Disorder Types (Links to an external site.), and watch the film Personality Disorders (Links to an external site.).
For this discussion, select one of the personality disorders discussed in Chapter 10 of the Lecci text that you find interesting. Then choose two of the theories covered in this course to explain how that personality disorder might develop. The primary focus here should be on the theoretical explanation of how your chosen disorder may have developed and should not be a detailed description of the disorder.