Psychological testing — also called psychological assessment — is the foundation of how psychologists better understand a person and their behaviour. Psychological testing measures an individual’s performance at a specific point in time — right now. Psychological assessment is something that’s typically done in a formal manner only by a licensed psychologist.
Psychological testing at Brainstation include:
- IQ Tests: Your IQ — intellectual quotient — is a theoretical construct of a measure of general intelligence. The most commonly administered IQ test is called the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale—Fifth Edition (WAIS-V). It generally takes anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half to administer, and is appropriate for any individual aged 16 or older to take. (Children can be administered an IQ test especially designed for them called the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition, or the WISC-V.)
- Personality Tests: This type of assessment might be administered so that a person can better understand themselves, and it can also help a professional better understand what type of approach or strategy to employ in treatment to best help the person (MMPI-2-RF, 16PF..)
- Psychometric Tests:
Ability (BPS Level A): test designed to measure an individual's cognitive function in a specific area, such as verbal reasoning, spatial awareness or mathematics. It might be used by organisations in the recruitment process to help predict a candidate's future aptitude for the position.
Personality Style (MBTI, BPS Level B): test designed to measure an individual's work personality style. It is also used by organisation to recognise and work with interpersonal differences using personality differences and emotional intelligence.