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906, 2014

The Myth of Impartiality: Part 2

June 9th, 2014|Categories: Psychometrics|Tags: , |

Last month, I discussed the issue of impartiality with reference to universities and research. This month, I want to look at the myth of impartiality from the perspective of the users and suppliers of psychometrics. With respect to users, my focus is HR professionals and recruiters. The suppliers I refer

1404, 2014

The Myth of Measurement

April 14th, 2014|Categories: Psychometrics|Tags: , |

I would like to begin by apologising for not getting a myth out last month. I was working in the Philippines. Having just arrived back in Singapore I will make sure to get out two myths this month. The first myth for April that I wish to highlight is a

2604, 2011

Never Forget Your Occam’s Razor When Travelling!

April 26th, 2011|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , |

In my previous role in the UK, I was often confronted by very complex measures of psychological traits. This included the likes of multi-faceted competency models, complex appraisal forms, and measures of engagement with more scales than a grand piano. Having factor analysed the results of many of these models,

2311, 2010

The Relevance of I/O Psychology

November 23rd, 2010|Categories: Psychology|

A recent email I received asked why I so openly critique my own discipline. The answer to this is actually simple; because I’m passionate about psychology and psychology applied to work. If psychology is to be relevant to the world of work, it must first be honest with its self.

511, 2010

Divide 2: The UK/US Divide

November 5th, 2010|Categories: Psychology|Tags: , |

For those who are unfamiliar with I/O psychology, it is often surprising to find out that the US and UK have very different histories and philosophies. These differences were discussed in a couple of articles in the June 2006 Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. I share two abstracts with