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This study examined the associations between dimensions of personality dysfunction, irrational beliefs, and negative outcomes (depression, social anxiety, anger). Participants consisted of 560 adults. Irrationality partially mediated the association between negative affect and depression, negative affect and social anxiety, and the associations between antagonism and anger, and disinhibition and anger. Our results conform to predictions of cognitive models of disordered personality, except that we did not find strong support for a unique role for specific sub-types of irrational beliefs.
Armata, Casey, "IRRATIONAL BELIEFS, PERSONALITY DYSFUNCTION, AND NEGATIVE EMOTIONAL OUTCOMES" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 31.