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A New Award For Professor James Flynn

28 August 2013

Professor James Flynn, Distinguished Associate of the Psychometrics Centre, was elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Society of New Zealand on 7th November 2007. Fellowship of the Royal Society of New Zealand (FRSNZ) is an honour conferred for distinction in research or the advancement of science or technology. The Society...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Psychometrics

28 August 2013

Every UK school, most UK hospitals and around 70% of UK companies with over 50 employees use psychometric tests. Yet 'psychometrics' still sounds like a black art and 'testing' gives people flashbacks to sweating over exam papers. Let's clear away some of the mystery and misunderstanding, using business to illustrate what...

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Tips on Taking A Test

28 August 2013

Ian Florance When I was 12 I bought a copy of a paperback called 'TEST YOUR OWN IQ'. The answers to the questions were included at the back of the book. It seemed to me the most intelligent thing to do would be to look up the answers. I turned out to be a genius. Later events have shown the weakness of this 'cheating'...

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Innocence and Experience

28 August 2013

The law on age discrimination in organisations came into effect on 1st October. It joins legislation on gender, ethnicity, disability, religious belief and sexual orientation and, like these, applies to how people are treated by a variety of organisations when they apply for a job or are in employment. This legislation...

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Shortage of Psychometricians Reported Across America

28 August 2013

The following article by David M. Herszenhorn appeared in the New York Times on the 4th May 2006, and also in the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Amhurst Times on the 5th May. "Sz-Shyan Wu is not a Cuban baseball star or a dissident musician. But in urging the United States government to grant him a work visa, the New York...

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The Psychometrics Centre moves to Cambridge

28 August 2013

On 1st November 2005 The Psychometrics Centre moved from City University, London to its new home at the University of Cambridge. Our move enables The Psychometrics Centre to: develop new postgraduate programmes in association with Cambridge University. strengthen our existing agenda to build a dialogue between human...

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Launch of The UK's First pan Online Testing Centre

28 August 2013

The official launch of the UK's first pan Online Testing Centre, a partnership between pan testing and the Psychometrics Centre took place on 19th October 2004. Over 120 people attended the launch, which gave participants a chance to network with key authors, users, publishers and academics in an area that is impacting...

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Feeling Good or Doing Better?

28 August 2013

Professor John Rust was invited to lead a Masterclass aimed at experienced psychologists and HR practitioners for the British Psychological Society's Learning a Living Programme. It took place at the Royal Society. The day was stimulating and interactive; the audience comprised test publishers as well as well-versed end...

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A Spoonfull of Sugar

28 August 2013

Ian Florance The US hit television series 'The Apprentice' pitted a series of candidates against flamboyant entrepreneur Donald Trump. They were given a series of tasks which weeded them out until a winner was offered a job in Trump's organisation. The UK adaptation of the series hasalso been a great success, with the 2nd...

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Work/Life or Work/Work - How Do We Strike The Balance

28 August 2013

Almuth McDowall The term 'work/life balance' refers to how we meet the often conflicting demands of work and home. The best analogy is that of a juggler: some of us happily juggle many balls at any one time, others prefer to juggle fewer. Occasionally, all of us will drop some balls. Whether we are happy or unhappy about...

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