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IQ testing in the workplace

Select a psychological test and describe how it is used in the workplace. What are the pros and cons of using this particular test? What ethical issues arise when using psychological testing?

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Psychological assessment is basically a test given by a psychologist, therapist, or psychiatrist to assess the behavior, IQ (intelligence Quotient), functioning, or personality of an individual. These types of tests can be given either in a psychologist's office, or even in the workplace. Many companies now have Industrial/organizational psychologists on staff to assist with a staff depression, burnout, anger issues, and many more areas. There are a variety of tools and techniques that these professionals can use to perform these tests such as the Myers-Briggs Test, which is commonly used to ascertain personality type; the Halstead-Reitan Battery, which usually consists of a series of eight tests to evaluates a person's brain and nervous system functioning; and the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS), which assesses the IQ of a person over the age of sixteen. The WAIS uses tools such as puzzles, printed pictures, questions and patterns that involve the math, reading, and reading comprehension skills of the ...

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Discusses the pros and cons of using IQ testing in the workplace.