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Jul 19, 2022

Who knows why anyone does anything? Well… people who craft psychometrics claim that they can answer this question. And this week on The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Owen and Ross G are going to find out how!

We’re joined by Lucie Ilbury, a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Head of Client Enablement at Sova Assessment.

We discuss:

  • What psychometric assessments are for
  • The characteristics of an effective assessment
  • How psychometric assessments can be linked to an organization’s competency framework.

In ‘What I Learnt This Week’, Owen shared that decisive people are no more accurate than doubters:

Then he cast some doubt of his own on that headline, with the actual paper: Zajkowski, W., Bielecki, M., & Marszał-Wiśniewska, M. (2022). Are you confident enough to act? Individual differences in action control are associated with post-decisional metacognitive bias. PLoS one17(6), e0268501. Available at:

Lucie recommended the The Psychology Podcast, featuring Whitney Goodman on ‘toxic positivity’:

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