Barbara Caska

A Psychological Approach to a Happier Holiday Season

Don’t Let Holiday Stress Wear You Out… The holiday season is underway…how’s it going for you? Each year, these weeks present many opportunities for celebrations, surprises, fun and good will. Yet along with the merriment comes something less desirable: stress. All the shopping, preparing and socializing–all the expectations–can take a toll on your psychological well-being. …

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Applying Psychometric Concepts: 7 Tips for Effective Testing in the Classroom

  Psychometric tests offer important advantages in assessment. The following qualities give a test user or administrator some assurance that a psychometric test will measure consistently, accurately and fairly: Evidence for the statistical qualities of validity and reliability will have been examined before test publication. It will be possible to see if test questions reflect …

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The 16pf in Practice: Personality Traits are Crucial to Job Performance

[st_row][st_column][st_text el_title=””] Personality traits have been linked with job performance and satisfaction within occupational roles in a number of psychological studies. When personality is considered in employment selection, individuals are likely to perform at a higher level; they are also more likely to gain greater satisfaction and fulfilment from a job suited to their personality. …

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Selection by Design’s Training – Verified for the New BPS and EFPA Occupational Testing Standards

Selection by Design’s training was successfully verified for the new British Psychological Society and EFPA Occupational testing standards in November, 2011. Our Occupational Test Training now fulfils requirements leading to the qualifications: British Psychological Society (BPS): Assistant Test User, Test User Ability and Test User Personality European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA): European Test User …

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Competencies, Qualifications, the ‘Register (RQTU)’, and Buying Tests

As mentioned in previous Blogs, completion of training with Selection by Design allows you to apply for entry to The Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU). Remember: the RQTU is a publicly accessible Register (accessed via www.psychtesting.org.uk) listing those who have one or more of the BPS’s qualifications in test use. Whilst this is …

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Maintenance of Competence for The Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU)

In a previous post we discussed the introduction of The Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU). One of the requirements of maintaining an entry on the RQTU is that you maintain your professional competence. This post outlines the requirements for ‘Maintenance of Competence’ (MoC). The BPS’s testing qualifications and registration are dependent upon ongoing …

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