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Psychological Tests in the Workplace

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Describe psychological tests. Provide examples of three different types of psychological tests, describing what they measure. Give an example of a job context in which each of these might be "job-related."

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Discusses a few psychological tests that may be used in job screening.

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Psychologist tests measure many aspects of psychological functioning including personality, cognitive functioning, moods, academic achievement, intelligence, thought process, and screen for mental health disorders. The results give us insight on people's psychological functioning and capabilities in order to to understand psychological strengths, ways of processing, areas of need, and disorders. They also help us understand how people's moods, personality, ways of thinking, and abilities (or lack thereof) impact daily living including interactions with others, internal and external behaviors, performance, coping with stress, etc.

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