Personality Assessment: Overview [chapter]

Adrian Furnham
2015 International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences  
This article looks at different essential methods to assess personality and individual differences. It considers a simple but robust selection model, which includes selecting out and selecting in people at work. It then goes on to consider current trends and recent developments in the area. The main part of this article considers, in more detail, the advantages and disadvantages of the standard methods like interviews, references, biodata, and tests. The final part of the article concerns
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doi:10.1016/b978-0-08-097086-8.25027-7 fatcat:jn7gmidibjgodoiarpqyc6a4sq