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Hewitt, Paul
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Core Area(s): Clinical

Research Interests
Perfectionism, personality vulnerability, depression, and suicide in adults and children.

Representative Publications
Hewitt, P. L., & Flett, G. L (in press). Perfectionism. In I. Weiner, & E. Craighead (Eds). Corsiniís Encyclopedia of Psychology. New York: Wiley.

Hewitt, P. L., Habke, A. M., Lee-Baggley, D. L., Sherry, S. B., Flett, G. L. (2008). The impact of perfectionistic self-presentation on the cognitive, affective, and physiological experience of a clinical interview. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 71, 93- 122.

Hewitt, P.L., & Flett, G. L. (2007). Diagnosing the perfectionistic personality. Current Psychiatry, 6, 53-64.

Hewitt, P. L., Flett, G. L., Sherry, S. B., Habke, M., Parkin, M., Lam, R.W., et al. (2003). The interpersonal expression of perfectionism: Perfectionistic self-presentation and psychological distress. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 1303-1325.

Hewitt, P. L., Sherry, S. B., Flett, G. L., & Shick, R. (2003). Perfectionism and cosmetic surgery. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 112(1), 346.

Hewitt, P. L., Flett, G L., Besser, A., Sherry, S. B., & McGee, B. (in press). Perfectionism Is Multidimensional: A Reply to Shafran, Cooper, and Fairburn (2002). Behaviour Research and Therapy.

Hewitt, P. L., Caelian, C., Flett, G. L., Collins, L., & Flynn, C. (2002). Perfectionism in Children and Adolescents: Associations with Depression, Anxiety, and Anger. Personality and Individual Differences, 32, 1049-1061.

Hewitt, P. L., Coren, S., & Steel, D. G. (2001). Death from Anorexia Nervosa: Age span and gender differences. Aging and Mental Health,5, 41-46.

Hewitt, P. L, Norton, G. R., Flett, G. L., Callander, L., & Cowan, T. (1998). Dimensions of Perfectionism, Hopelessness, and Attempted Suicide in a Sample of Alcoholics. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 28, 395-406.

Coren, S. & Hewitt, P. L. (1998). Is Anorexia Nervosa associated with elevated rates of suicide? American Journal of Public Health, 88, 1206-1207.

Hewitt, P. L., Newton, J., Flett, G. L., & Callander, L. (1997). Suicide ideation in adolescent psychiatric patients: Perfectionism and hopelessness. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 25, 95-101.

Hewitt, P. L., Flett, G. L., & Ediger, E. (1996). Perfectionism and depression: Longitudinal assessment of a specific vulnerability hypothesis. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 105., 276-280.
Norton, G. R., McLeod, L., Guertin, J., Hewitt, P. L., Walker, J. R., & Stein, M.

Hewitt, P. L., Flett, G. L., & Ediger, E. (1995). Perfectionism traits and perfectionistic self-presentation in eating disorder attitudes, characteristics, and symptoms. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 18, 317-326.

Hewitt, P. L., Flett, G. L., & Mikail, S. (1995). Perfectionism and relationship maladjustment in chronic pain patients and their spouses. Journal of Family Psychology, 9, 335-347.

Hewitt, P. L., Flett, G. L., & Weber, C. (1994). Perfectionism and suicide ideation. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 18, 439-460.

Hewitt, P. L., & Flett, G. L. (1993). Perfectionism, hassles, and depression: A test of the vulnerability hypothesis. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 102, 58-65.

Hewitt, P. L., Flett, G. L., & Turnbull-Donovan, W. (1992). Perfectionism and suicide potential. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 31, 181-190.

Hewitt, P. L., & Flett, G. L. (1991). Dimensions of perfectionism in unipolar depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 100, 98-101.

Hewitt, P. L. & Flett, G. L. (1991). Perfectionism in the self and social contexts: Conceptualization, assessment, and association with psycho-pathology. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 60, 456-470.

Hewitt, P. L., Flett, G. L., Turnbull-Donovan, W., & Mikail, S. (1991). The Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale: Reliability, validity, and psychometric properties in psychiatric samples. Psychological Assessment, 3, 464-468.

Hewitt, P. L. & Genest, M. (1990). Ideal-self: Schematic processing of perfectionistic content in dysphoric university students. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 59, 802-808.

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