when and where did personality testing originate

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A historical overview of personality testing in hiring decisions.

-- h campbell (chickhead@msn.com), August 15, 2002


Thsi is a complicated question. You should have a look at a textbook in psychometrics or psychological testing. Tests of mental *abilities* date back to the late 19th century (Cattell, James McKeen. (1890). Mental tests and measurements. Mind, 15, 373-381).

-- Christopher Green (christo@yorku.ca), August 16, 2002.

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