Hilary DeShong

Hilary DeShong

Assistant Professor
110 Magruder
(662) 325-7771

Dr. DeShong will be accepting a graduate student for Fall 2018 admissions.


B.S., Psychology, West Virginia University, 2009

M.S., Psychology, Villanova University, 2011

M.S., Clinical Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 2013

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Oklahoma State University, 2017

Doctoral Internship, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, 2017

 Research Interests

Assessment of general personality traits and personality disorders

Maladaptive behaviors (nonsuicidal self-injury, substance use)

Personality-related constructs (psychopathy, narcissism, machiavellianism)

Adaptive behaviors (positive workplace behaviors)

Suicide, suicide ideation, protective and risk factors for suicide

Representative Recent Publications

Helle, A. C., DeShong, H. L., Baraldi, A. N., & Mullins-Sweatt, S. N. (in press). The Five Factor Borderline Inventory: Behavioral outcomes over time. Psychological Assessment.

DeShong, H. L., Helle, A. C., Lengel, G. J., Meyer, N., & Mullins-Sweatt, S. N. (2017). Facets of the Dark Triad: Utilizing the five factor model to describe Machiavellianism. Personality and Individual Differences, 105, 218-223.

DeShong, H.L., Helle, A.C., & Mullins-Sweatt, S.N. (2016). Unmasking Cleckley’s psychopathy: Assessing historical case studies. Personality and Mental Health, 10, 141-151

DeShong, H. L., Lengel, G. J., Sauer-Zavala, S. E., O’Meara, M. & Mullins-Sweatt, S. N. (2015). Construct validity of the Five Factor Borderline Inventory. Assessment, 22, 319-331.

DeShong, H. L., Tucker, R. P., O’Keefe, V. M., Mullins-Sweatt, S. N., & Wingate, L. R. (2015). Five factor model traits as a predictor of suicidal ideation and interpersonal suicide risk in a college sample. Psychiatry Research, 226, 217-223.

DeShong, H.L., Grant, D., & Mullins-Sweatt, S. N. (2015). Comparing models of counterproductive workplace behaviors: The Five Factor Model and the Dark Triad. Personality and Individual Differences, 74, 55-60.