A study of over 1.5 million people in Europe and the US links the development of less adaptive personalities with childhood lead exposure.
Personality tests function for an employer, intentionally or otherwise, much like diagnostic criteria function for the mental-health system: these labels determine who gets resources that capitalism itself makes scarce — not only basic necessities like food, clothing and shelter, which require money to obtain, but empathy, understanding and support, which are kept in short supply.
From The British Psychological Society: The idea that each of us has a true or authentic self is a very common belief in many different...
This result calls into question popular notions about the correlations between personality and later-life achievement and health outcomes.
A new analysis of the information that the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) publishes for parents about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) concludes that the children’s experiences and contexts are ignored and that medication is presented, misleadingly, as the only solution supported by research evidence.