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Book Club – Psychological Assessment in the Workplace: a Manager’s Guide

May 13 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Speaker: Dr. Barry Cripps, Psychologist and Author

In technical terms, psychometrics is an aspect of psychology that looks at the design, administration, and interpretation of quantitative tests so that specific psychological variables such as intelligence, aptitude, motivation and personality can be measured.

Measurement, however, indicates some kind of correlation against a standard. As profile assessments in sports have shown, these can be notoriously unreliable predictors of behaviour, mainly because under pressure aspects of personality can change significantly, as can the effects of team working. The concept of working to and even comparing with a standard is therefore without foundation. Are the results then simply hypotheses, and how much care need we take in their analysis, and, crucially, how can correlations, and hence credibility, in the techniques be improved? These are all crucial questions for managers addressed in this book, the title of which us the subject of this book club event.

Dr. Barry Cripps is a Chartered Psychologist and Registered Psychologist and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He provides support to clients in the performing arts, stage screen, TV, industry, the public sector, education, sport, equestrianism and the self-employed. Winner of the Distinguished Contribution to the field of Sport and Exercise Psychology Award 2008, Barry helps athletes, riders and actors enhance their performance specialising in Performance Psychology, supporting people and teams in all sectors. In addition to “Psychometric Assessment in the Workplace, a Manager’s Guide”, Barry’s publications include “Psychometric Pocket Book” and “Psychometric Testing: a Critical Perspective”.

It is expected that the presentation will last 45 minutes followed by approximately 30 minutes of Q&A and networking will as usual be encouraged at this event.

We look forward to welcoming you!


May 13
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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