Dr. Barbara Oakley continues to threaten the Holy Narrative. "Phenomics—the Phinal Phrontier (Part 1)" introduces an interesting series that could, I speculate, do for psychologists what O'Keefe and Giles did for ACORN. OK, so the psychologists aren't ACORN, and the article is far less dramatic. Well worth your time, though:
Bob Bilder and his group are doing the unthinkable. They are boldly pointing out that not only is the current system of psychiatric diagnoses inaccurate, unreliable, and subjective—-it actually prevents the research necessary to understand the basic causes and treatments of mental illness. In fact, trying to research personality-related syndromes and dysfunction using the officially recognized DSM diagnostic categories is a major reason why the era of personalized medicine—that is, the ability to use a person’s genetics to tell which therapies might be most effective—still seems so far in the future.