Lee Anna Clark

Lee Anna Clark

William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., University of Minnesota

  • Clinical

(574) 631-4515


Corbett Family Hall

Notre Dame, IN 46556

Center for Advanced Measurement of Personality and Psychopathology (CAMPP Lab)

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The assessment of personality disorder, for which she developed the Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality (SNAP), a psychological test that measures personality traits across the normal-abnormal spectrum.


Dr. Clark is a clinical psychologist whose research focuses on the assessment of personality disorder, for which she developed the Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality (SNAP), a psychological test that measures personality traits across the normal-abnormal spectrum. She is widely published and is one of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)'s "most highly cited" psychologists. She is a member of the Personality Disorder Working Group for the upcoming revision of the International Classification of Diseases, the international standard for diagnosis of mental disorders. Professor Clark's current research focus, which was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, aims to identify the core elements of personality pathology that are needed to diagnose personality disorder, and to determine how personality pathology relates to other types of psychopathology and to psychosocial disability. For her work that spans the fields of personality and psychopathology, Dr. Clark was awarded the Society for Personality and Social Psychology's 2017 Jack Block Award for Distinguished Contributions to Personality and the Society for Research in Psychopathology's 2017 Joseph Zubin Award for Lifetime Contributions to Psychopathology.

Recent Publications

(* = my students during data collection / manuscript preparation)

Clark, L. A., Cuthbert, B. N., Lewis-Fernandez, R., Narrow, W., & Reed, G. M. (in press).  ICD-11, DSM-5, and RDoC: Three approaches to understanding and classifying mental disorder. Psychological Science in the Public Interest.

Dindo, L.*, Brock, R. L., Aksan, N., Gamez, W., Kochanska, G., & Clark, L. A.  (in press).  Attachment and effortful control in toddlerhood predict academic success over a decade later.  Psychological Science.

Ro, E., Nuzum, H.*, & Clark, L. A. (in press). Antagonism trait facets and comprehensive psychosocial disability: Comparing information across self, informant, and interviewer reports. Journal of Abnormal Psychology. doi: 10.1037/abn0000298

Vittengl, J. R., Clark, L. A., Thase, M. E., & Jarrett, R. B. (in press).  Relations of shared and unique components of personality and psychosocial functioning to depressive symptoms. Journal of Personality Disorders.

Stanton, K., Daly, E., Stasik-O’Brien, S. M., Ellickson-Larew, S., Clark, L. A., & Watson, D. (1-7-16: online 1st).  An integrative analysis of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory and the Hypomanic Personality Scale: Implications for construct validity.  Assessment.  doi: 10.1177/1073191115625801

Brock, R., *Dindo, L., Clark, L. A., & *Simms, L. J. (2016).  Personality and dyadic adjustment: Who you think your partner is really matters.  Journal of Family Psychology, 30(5), 602-613. doi: 10.1037/fam0000210

Clark, L. A., *Vanderbleek, E., *Shapiro, J., *Nuzum, H., *Allen, X., *Daly, E., Kingsbury, T., Oiler, M., & Ro, E.  (2015).  The brave new world of personality disorder-trait specified: Effects of additional definitions on prevalence and comorbidity. Psychopathology Review, 2(1), 52-82.       doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5127/pr.00

Newton-Howes, G., Chanen, A., & Clark, L. A. (2015).  Personality disorder across the life span. Lancet, 385, 727-734.

Sharp, C., Wright, A. G. C., Fowler, C., Frueh, C., Oldham, J., & Clark, L. A. (2015).  The structure of personality pathology: Both general (‘g’) and specific (s’s) factors? Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 124(2), 387-398.  doi: 10.1037/abn0000033

Clark, L. A., & Ro, E. (2014).  Three-pronged assessment and diagnosis of personality disorder and its consequences: Personality functioning, pathological traits, and psychosocial disability.  Personality Disorder: Theory, Research, & Treatment, 5(1), 55‑69.  doi: 10.1037/per0000063

*Sharma, L., Markon, K. E., & Clark, L. A. (2014).  Toward a theory of distinct types of “impulsive” behaviors: A meta-analysis of self-report and behavioral measures.  Psychological Bulletin, 140(2), 374-408.  doi: 10.1037/a0034418

*Sharma, L., *Kohl, K., *Morgan, T. A., & Clark, L. A. (2013). “Impulsivity”: Relations between self-report and behavior.  Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104(3), 559-575.  doi: 10.1037/a0031181