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One In Seven Prisoners In Western Countries May Need Psychiatric Treatment (p 545)
About 9 million people are imprisoned worldwide, but the number with serious mental disorders-psychosis, major depression, and antisocial personality disorder-is unknown. Seena Fazel from the University of Oxford and John Danesh from the University of Cambridge, UK, did a systematic review of surveys on such disorders in general prison populations in 12 western countries. 62 surveys included... View News Article (2002-02-13)

Personalities judged by physical appearance alone
bservers were able to accurately judge some aspects of a stranger's personality from looking at photographs, according to a study in the current issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (PSBP), the official monthly journal of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. View News Article (2009-12-11)

Personality Disorders Change Over Time
A research letter in this week's issue of THE LANCET challenges the widely held view that personality disorders do not change over a long period of time. Personality disorders, by contrast with other mental disorders, are generally considered to be persistent. Helen Seivewright and Peter Tyrer from Imperial College School of Medicine, London, UK, followed up 88% of 202 individuals with a... View News Article (2002-06-26)

Genes hold the key to how happy we are, scientists say
Happiness in life is as much down to having the right genetic mix as it is to personal circumstances according to a recent study. View News Article (2008-03-05)

Dogs have personalities too!
It might be thought that personality is something that only exists among humans. But this is by no means the case, according to Kenth Svartberg at the Department of Zoology, Stockholm University, who has studied the personalities of dogs in his doctoral dissertation. He has shown that dogs--just like humans--differ when it comes to anxiety, playfulness, and wanting to mingle with unknown people!... View News Article (2003-06-16)

Personality outsmarts intelligence at school
Recent research at Griffith University has found that personality is more important than intelligence when it comes to success in education. View News Article (2014-12-17)

Management of dangerous personality disorder
It is important to balance the protection of individual rights with both public safety and quality care for personality disordered individuals. There are also considerable problems developing a foolproof method of assessing people with dangerous and severe personality disorders. A symposium today, Friday 30 March, at The British Psychological Society’s Centenary Annual Conference, held at... View News Article (2001-03-26)

Chimpanzees with real personality
Just as the issue brews up again of whether and when we should grant our closest cousins - the chimpanzees - 'human' rights, there is now quantifiable proof that individual chimpanzees have different personalities. What's more, the most important underlying dimensions of chimpanzee personality emerge as very similar to some of the 'Big Five' personality factors routinely found in humans. View News Article (1999-03-26)

Hope for those with a depressive disposition
Good news for the 13 per cent of the population with depressive personality traits: their negative outlook does not have to be permanent. This has been shown by psychologist Rachel Maddux in new research from Lund University in Sweden.  View News Article (2012-01-27)

The impact of deleting 5 personality disorders in the new DSM-5
A newly published paper from Rhode Island Hospital reports on the impact to patients if five personality disorders are removed from the upcoming revision to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 5th edition (DSM-5). View News Article (2012-01-25)

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