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Welcome to our June 2021 Psychometrics Forum virtual seminar.

We are delighted to announce that our speakers for the June event will be Stuart Robertson (CPsychol AFBPsS), Managing Director of Stuart Robertson & Associates talking about his latest assessment tool Quintax and Dr Nigel Guenole (CPsychol AFBPsS), Director of Research at the Institute of Management, Goldsmiths, University of London, who will be discussing his work on maladaptive counterparts.

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Assessing people with Quintax

Stuart Robertson, CPsychol AFBPsS

Stuart will summarise the origins, structure, and psychometric properties of Quintax, along with available reports. What Quintax measures and how it is applied in selection, development, career transition, and workshop design will also be considered.  He will utilise case studies to illustrate the Quintax approach to traits and types – demonstrating as many have before – that you can have your cake and eat it. The use of Quintax Type Tables in workshop situations will be discussed and illustrated, along with suitable exercises for exploring team constitution and dynamics. Stuart is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the BPS.  He started his training once upon a time in Manchester when the Beatles were releasing ‘All you Need is Love’ (you do the maths), then went, via post-grad work at Sussex, to work with Norman Hotopf at LSE for a couple of years. Then spent 15 years teaching psychometrics, statistics, and experimental design to undergrad psychology and postgrad students at Manchester Poly.  Still knows how to decompose a four-way interaction into orthogonal components, but is dismayed by the number of psychologists who have never read Campbell and Stanley.  Anyway.  Left his Principal Lectureship after the Poly became self-validating and went into consulting around occupational assessment and test development – became involved with the newly formed Verifiers’ group with the BPS, began test training at Level A and, later, B.  Formed Stuart Robertson & Associates in 1991 and still works as its semi-retired MD – occasionally with associates. Main interest now is in the application of the psychometric products Quintax, CMi (Career Motivation Indicator) developed in association with Derek Wilkie – a former Director of Stuart Robertson & Associates.


Maladaptive Personality at Work: Exploring the Darkness.

Dr Nigel Guenole, CPsychol AFBPsS

Important changes in how personality is conceptualized and measured are occurring in clinical psychology. Nigel will focus on one aspect of this work that industrial psychologists have been slow to embrace, namely, a new trait model that can be viewed as a maladaptive counterpart to the Big 5.  Deeper understanding is the hallmark of Podium’s next generation darkside assessment: you get precise insights about how you (or your candidates) come across at work, with recommendations to develop in 4 core areas to a) stay out of unnecessary conflict, b) understand people’s perspectives, c) self-regulate for goal achievement d) enhance professional identity. See the article that inspired Podium’s work here: Industrial and Organizational Journal. Nigel is a Senior Lecturer and director of research for the Institute of Management at Goldsmiths, University of London. He specializes in Talent Management and Applied Statistics. Nigel’s work has appeared in leading scientific journals including Industrial Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice and Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology & Measurement, as well as in the popular press including the Sunday Times. He is the current external examiner for organizational behaviour programs at London School of Economics (LSE) and University College London (UCL). He is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), and a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology in the United States (SIOP).






Please note: the seminar will be recorded and we advise attendees, if they prefer not be included, to turn off their video at the start of the session.




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