04 Jun 2018

Personality Assessment
In the world of personality assessment there are numerous tools that are used to measure and understand personality. A trait approach to personality has been in existence since the early 1900's, and it has been the aim of many researchers to identify which are the most useful underlying factors to consider - with numerous studies dedicated to this topic.Many of the largest and most r...

13 Aug 2009

Personality Assesment
This paper examines and summarises the big five-factor model, a tool used for studying personality.One of the long-held goals of psychology has been to establish a model that can conveniently describe human personality, with the intent to use this model in improving the general understanding of personality.Currently, a handful of models have risen to prominence, and have thus far...

24 Jul 2009

Psychometric Testing

As published in Computer Weekly

More than 70% of top companies now use psychometric tests – and there is no way to trick them in order to get a job says job agency body the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. They also warn that trying to guess the “right” answer to test questions is not only impossible but will probably reveal someone as a liar.

22 Jul 2009

Emotional Intelligence
How It Affects Learning, Work, Relationships, and Our Mental HealthEmotional intelligence (or EI) — the ability to perceive, regulate, and communicate emotions, and to understand emotions in ourselves and others — has been the subject of best-selling books, magazine cover stories, and countless media mentions.It has been touted as a solution for problems ranging from relationship...

21 Jan 2008

Job Performance
An independent study investigating the relation of the "Big Five" personality dimensions (Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism) to three job performance criteria (job proficiency, training proficiency, and personnel data) for five occupational groups (professionals, police, managers, sales, and skilled/semi-skilled) is summarised below....