In my previous role in the UK, I was often confronted by very complex measures of psychological traits. This included the likes
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So often in society, obvious conclusions are drawn for complex interactions. A classic case of this is the supposed rise in violent
In a previous post, I presented arguments for whether traits do exist at all. The leading proponent of this is the likes
Many people are unaware of the big business that is now Organisational Psychology. I have long argued when reporting the myths of
A recent email I received asked why I so openly critique my own discipline. The answer to this is actually simple; because
Today I only have time for a very short blog. This is a tribute blog to one of the areas of psychology
For those who are unfamiliar with I/O psychology, it is often surprising to find out that the US and UK have very
In this final blog, I want to look at the psychometric properties of ipsative measures and also look at the supporting evidence for ipsative tests.
There are two reasons that people recommend ipsative measures for selection. The first is a misbelief that they are less resistant to faking and therefore produce more valid results. The second is that marketing is fundamentally about having a point of difference.
People still continue to overweigh, and therefore over pay, for personality tests. Business leaders still continue to be caught up in the cult of personality and believe that there is a huge array of differences between various measures when they amount to the same thing.