A new study indicates adults who were born prematurely are more likely to display certain signs of autism and be more socially withdrawn than those who were born full term.
Openness, as indicated by a personality trait test, is a predictor of musical ability, researchers report.
Despite popular belief, researchers have found no evidence that personality changes appear prior to the onset of dementia. The findings are published in JAMA Psychiatry.
According to researchers, having high levels of neuroticism may put people at higher risk of mood disorders. However, if the person is also extroverted or conscientious, the combined personality traits may act as a buffer against depression and anxiety.
People who are historically more reliant on the coal industry tend to have more negative personality traits, University of Cambridge researchers report. The researchers believe this could be a lasting effect of the Industrial Revolution.
University of Edinburgh researchers report many genes linked to neuroticism are also linked to depression. The findings may help to develop more personalized treatments with depressive disorders.
Researchers have identified a gene that has evolved through natural selection and is implicated in psychiatric disorders and personality traits. The study suggests natural selection has helped shaped our psychiatric traits and helped to maintain human diversity.
A new, comprehensive data analysis study challenges existing paradigms in psychology relating to personality types. Researchers report there appear to be four major clusters of personality types.