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Concise History of Psychological Measurement Instruments


This paper presents a concise history of psychometrics. It is an important field of Psychology concerned with the psychological measurement. Psychometrics can help, practitioners, students, managers, and other professionals in general, stimulating the reflection on their social and workplace behaviors,  in order to deepen their self-awareness and thus provide an opportunity self-learning, behavior changes and development. It encompasses also intelligence, achievement, aptitudes, and the personality traits test. This research addressed the history of such tests, such as social value orientation tests, IQ, 16-PF, Big Five personality traits tests, among others. This literature review is part of my doctoral thesis, and is helpful to managers, practitioners, educators, among others. Discussion and future research recommendations complete the present article

Keywords: Psychological Instruments, Psychometrics

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