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Alexandra Hines, M.S.

Research Interests:
Diagnosis and classification of psychopathology
  • University of Kentucky: Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program (2021-present)
  • University of Kentucky: M.S. in Clinical Psychology (2023)
  • University of Georgia Honors Program: B.S. in Psychology & Criminal Justice minor (2017-2021)

I am primarily interested in research on personality and individual differences. During my time at the University of Georgia, I worked in the Personality Studies Lab studying the general and pathological personality correlates of precipitants to sexual misconduct with Dr. Josh Miller and Dr. Courtland Hyatt. I also conducted research on the relations between personality, executive function, and impulsivity in older adults in Dr. L. Stephen Miller's Neuropsychology and Memory Assessment Lab. I am currently studying the DSM-5 Alternative Model of Personality Disorders with Dr. Tom Widiger and conducting assessments for the BPD Compass clinical trial with Dr. Shannon Sauer-Zavala.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading thrillers, painting, doing jigsaw puzzles, watching scary movies, and spending time with my cat Meredith! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about graduate school or the research I'm involved in.

Selected Publications:

Widiger, T. A., Hines, A., & Crego, C. (in press). Evidence-based assessment of personality disorder. Assessment.

Widiger, T. A., & Hines, A. (in press). Personality disorders. In H. Friedman (Ed.). Encyclopedia of mental health (3rd ed.). Kidlington, Oxford: Elsevier.

Widiger, T. A., & Hines, A. (2022). The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition alternative model of personality disorder. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 13(4), 347–355.