Psychological Testing

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Poverty erects material barriers, but psychological ones too, from the conditions that exacerbate mental health problems, to inculcating children with the sense that they are second-rate. A stream of recent research has suggested that financial concerns can also tax your mind and prevent you from thinking clearly.

But a new study reported on our Research Digest blog suggests having money problems on the mind doesn’t always impair cognitive ability. In fact, it can even enhance it.

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This year marks the final year of grandparenting for the BPS forensic contexts testing qualifications, which have been developed for practitioners who use tests in forensic settings such as prisons, secure hospitals, courts or probation services.

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Chartered Psychologists with expertise in psychological testing are invited to apply for the position of Ordinary Member of the Committee on Test Standards (CTS).

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Dr Pat Lindley will give an insider's insight into the development of the British Psychological Society's new Assessment Centres Standard.  Assessment Centres are widely used by organisations for the selection and development of staff.

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The British Psychological Society has issued its first forensic testing qualifications to Chartered members who applied via a ‘grandparenting’ route.

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The British Psychological Society’s Psychological Testing Centre (PTC) will be attending the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) Learning and Development Show, which is taking place at London Olympia on 30 April to 1 May 2014.

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This two-day workshop aims to assist those psychologists who often work therapeutically with clients but wish to consider the impact of changes in brain function due to illness (physical-mental) or injury.

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This page contains information about vacancies for contract for services and consultancy posts. 

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You may have been asked to complete a test or questionnaire and wondered where these exercises come from, why they are used and whether they are used properly.

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Recently there has been controversy over a psychological test that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been using with jobseekers.

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This event is fully booked.

Talent Management is not something typically taught in OP programmes, but many of its elements can be found in selection, development, and motivational theories and practices.

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This workshop provides  participants with the knowledge needed to use and provide expert testimony that incorporates the use of psychometric assessments.

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Personality tests are an effective recruitment tool: higher scorers on conscientiousness and lower scorers on neuroticism tend to perform better in the job. But a major weakness of such tests is people's tendency to answer dishonestly.

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Psychological testing is used in many walks of life to assess ability, personality and behaviour.

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Psychologists have provided a dramatic demonstration of how childhood levels of self-control are linked with outcomes later on in life.

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This workshop will explore the issues around the use of personality tests and focus on giving a practical training in their clinical use with clients. The meaning of results obtained and their reliability will be discussed.

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This workshop will explore the issues in the area of psychometric testing, particularly around the social construction of tests and their use as an aid to diagnosis.

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The Society’s Psychological Testing Centre (PTC) provides information and services relating to standards in tests and testing for test takers, users, developers and members of the public.