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Landmark Clinical Study of Use of Testosterone Patch

28 August 2013

Earlier this month, Procter and Gamble announced the results of a safety and efficacy study of treatment with Intrinsa , a female testosterone patch. The study showed increased satisfying sexual activity and desire in patients with Hypoactive Desire Sexual Disorder (lack of sexual desire causing a woman personal distress)...

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CELF-IV UK - A Major Test Adaptation

28 August 2013

The new 4th Edition of the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals (CELF-4) and the 2nd Edition of CELF Preschool are to be standardised in the UK . The Psychometrics Centre at the University of Cambridge is pleased to announce that it has won a new contract to adapt and re-standardise a major American language...

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Recruiting and Keeping Older Workers

28 August 2013

Ian Florance Since the 1960s business thinking has emphasised youth and what youth supposedly carries with it: vitality, energy, creativity. Remember the dot.com bust and you'll question whether youth knows what it's doing. Older workers are going to matter in the future but they're not as easy to recruit or manage as...

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Creativity in an Organisation

28 August 2013

Ian Florance "We have too many good ideas but never actually make them happen" There's a lot of talk about creativity in business at the moment. Large corporations hire poets and theatre-groups to break the mould. Teams are asked to 'think the unthinkable'. The dot.com boom and crash illustrated the dangers of unfettered...

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Tangled up in the net

28 August 2013

Some of the key issues in web-based assessment "Writing on parchment will last a thousand years, while printing on paper will only survive a couple of centuries" Abbot Johannes Trithemius, 1492 Spend on on-line recruitment advertising has just passed spend on its print equivalent. Organisations are realising that training...

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City Insights Lecture - People Who Need People

28 August 2013

Professor John Rust, Director of The Psychometrics Centre, delivered his lecture "People Who Need People: Does Psychometrics Have A Place in Staff Selection?" on 26th February 2004 in the Oliver Thomson Lecture Theatre at City University . The University holds six Insight Lectures each year, featuring key academics talking...

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The Psychology of Online Influence

6 July 2013

Commercial indexes of influence such as Peer Index, Klout, KRED are surging in popularity as big data and algorithms are put to work providing predictive analysis and business insight. At the intersection of the worlds of psychology and marketing, a new discipline is emerging that analyses behaviour and provides actionable...

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The Psychometrics Centre visits Beijing

5 July 2013

The Concerto Team recently visited Beijing to give a presentation at the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications focused on the history of psychometrics and future developments in the age of big data. It was attended by more than 200 staff and students from local universities. After the talk, a three day...

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Malaysia moves into the adaptive testing era

3 July 2013

In January 2013 The Psychometrics Centre at the University of Cambridge sent a contingent to MIMOS in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to discuss collaboration and to run a training course on Computer Adaptive Testing for interested participants in South East Asia. MIMOS is a research and development organisation that functions as...

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You say more than you know: Forensic social networks

3 July 2013

A study by Michal Kosinski, David Stillwell and Thore Grapel published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) demonstrates what a plethora of data is available for those who trawl social network databases using machine intelligence or Item Response Theory (IRT) approaches to data analysis...

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