Paul A Pilkonis, PhD

Paul A Pilkonis, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Clinical and Translational Science

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Psychology, Stanford University

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
Member, American Psychological Association
Member, International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders

Selected Honors & Awards

Walter Klopfer Award, Society for Personality Assessment
Outstanding Clinical Educator Award, Society of Clinical Psychology (Division 12), American Psychological Association
Early Career Contribution Award, Society for Psychotherapy Research

Research Interests

Personality disorders; Psychometrics; Treatment outcome research
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Meyer, B., & Pilkonis, P. A. (2005). An attachment model of personality disorders. In M. Lenzenweger & J. F. Clarkin (Eds.), Major theories of personality disorders (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press.
  2. Pilkonis, P. A., Hallquist, M. N., Morse, J. Q., & Stepp, S. D. (2011). Striking the (im)proper balance between scientific advances and clinical utility: Commentary on the DSM-5 proposal for personality disorders. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 2, 68-82. PMID: 21804929 PMCID: PMC3143499
  3. Pilkonis, P. A., Choi, S. W., Reise, S. P., Stover, A. M., Riley, W. T., & Cella, D. (2011). Item banks for measuring emotional distress from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS): Depression, anxiety, and anger. Assessment, 18, 263-283. PMID: 21697139 PMCID: PMC3153635
  4. Ross, J. M., Girard, J. M., Wright, A. G. C., Beeney, J. E., Scott, L. N., Hallquist, M. N., Lazarus, S. A., Stepp, S. D., & Pilkonis, P. A. (2017). Momentary patterns of covariation between specific affects and interpersonal behavior: Linking relationship science and personality assessment. Psychological Assessment, 29, 123-134. PMID: 27148786 PMCID: PMC5097701
  5. Pilkonis, P. A., Kim, Y., Proietti, J. M., & Barkham, M. (1996). Scales for personality disorders developed from the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems. Journal of Personality Disorders, 10, 355-369.

Clinical Interests

Treatment of personality disorders

Education Interests

Research mentorship; Faculty career development
Selected Education Publications & Products
  1. Reynolds, C. F., III, Pilkonis, P. A., Kupfer, D. J., Dunn, L. O., & Pincus, H. A. (2007). Training future generations of mental health researchers: Devising strategies for tough times. Academic Psychiatry, 31, 152-159. PMID: 17344458, PMCID: PMC2746642
  2. Kupfer, D. J., Murphree, A., Pilkonis, P. A., Cameron, J., Giang, R. T., Dodds, N., & Godard, K. (2014). Using peer review to improve research and promote collaboration. Academic Psychiatry, 38, 5-10. PMID: 24449224 PMCID: PMC3944074