The United States Army announced its plans to initiate psychological testing with all active duty, national guard, and reserve soldiers in an effort to identify those with possible mental health issues, as well as to strengthen psychological functioning among our brave warriors. A newly developed 170-item test that appears to have a biopsychosocial approach to […]
The Big Five Inventory (BFI), which is based on the classic “big five” dimensions of personality, was released into the public domain. All healthcare professionals may now use the BFI for free, and the author offers a free online scoring program. Oliver P. John, Ph.D. and V. Benet-Martinez developed the BFI in 1998, and in case you forgot, the big five consist of Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Emotional Stability, Extroversion, and Intellect or Openness. Emotional Stability was previously referred to as “neuroticism.” Check the end of this report for a link to download the PDF version, as well links to the online version and scoring program.