Psychological Assessments in Employee Selection: Application & Interpretation


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Why might a company use a psychological assessment in the selection process?

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1. Why might a selection process include a personality or stress-related test?

2. In what ways are psychological assessments beneficial?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this brief multiple-choice quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of psychological testing in employee selection. You should be familiar with both the benefits of using psychological assessments and why caution is necessary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Why psychological assessments are used during the hiring process
  • Why a selection process might include a personality or stress-related test
  • How psychological assessments are beneficial
  • Why these types of tests should be interpreted with caution
  • The psychological assessment that categorizes people based on their instincts

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about psychological testing in employee selection
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about using a stress-related test during the employee recruitment process and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the psychological assessment that categorizes people based on their instinct as opposed to their personality or skill level

Additional Learning

Continue learning about this topic with the lesson titled Psychological Assessments in Employee Selection: Application & Interpretation. Here are examples of the information you'll find in this lesson:

  • Industries that can benefit form psychological assessments
  • The margin of error
  • A list of different types of tests