Hilary DeShong

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Assistant Professor

E: hld166@msstate.edu
P: 662-325-7771

Clinical Psychology

Personality pathology, Impulsive Behaviors, Five Factor Model of personality

Personality, Emotion, and Treatment Lab

Ph.D. Oklahoma State University 2017

Curriculum Vitae



  • 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.