Perfectionism Social Disconnection Model

The Perfectionism Social Disconnection Model (Hewitt et al., 2006) posits that interpersonal dysfunctions associated with perfectionism such as over-sensitivity and hostility results in perceived social disconnection.

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  • Hewitt, P. L., Flett, G. L., Sherry, S. B., & Caelian, C. (2006). Trait Perfectionism Dimensions and Suicidal Behavior. In T. E. Ellis (Ed.), Cognition and suicide: Theory, research, and therapy (pp. 215-235). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/11377-010
  • Chen, C., Hewitt, P.L., & Flett, G.L. (2015). Preoccupied attachment, need to belong, shame, and interpersonal perfectionism: An investigation of the Perfectionism Social Disconnection Model. Personality and Individual Differences, 76, 177-182.
  • Chen, C., Hewitt, P. L., Flett, G. L., Cassels, T. G., Birch, S., & Blasberg, J. S. (2012). Insecure attachment, perfectionistic self-presentation, and social disconnection in adolescents. Personality And Individual Differences, 52(8), 936-941. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2012.02.009