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SANCHEZ, Roberto Oscar. Theodore Millon, a theory of the personality and its pathology. PsicoUSF [online]. 2003, vol.8, n.2, pp. 163-173. ISSN 1413-8271.

From its seminal work of 1976, Psicopatología moderna: un enfoque biosocial de los aprendizajes erróneos y de los disfuncionalismos, and by more than 30 years Theodore Millon has developed a complex science of the personality and its pathology. In his model, the author postulates the existence of three basic polarities, pleasure-pain, active-passive and I-other, to explain the differences between the different types from personality. The original model of biosocial learning was reformulated in 1990 to the light of the evolutionary concepts. Throughout all this time, Millon next to their followers has established a paradigm to understand the personality. At the same time, it has argued repeatedly that a comprehensive clinical science of the personality needs to integrate four basic components: explanatory theory or conceptual schemes, a formal nosology, suitable tools of evaluation, and therapeutic interventions. In this work, the fundamental aspects of the Model of Millon are transformed in which it does to those different components.

Keywords : Personality; Personality disorder; Millon; MCMI; MIPS.

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