Although individual psychological assessment is one of the most widely offered services provided by practitioners in psychology, it takes on somewhat distinctive characteristics in the domain of industrial and organizational psychology. These characteristics occur for both the assessment measurements of the individual and the outcomes that are derived from those measurements. From a measurement perspective, the emphasis is on assessing knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics (KSAPs) that are important to functioning in the work setting. These measurements are typically different from those, for example, that would be relevant in mental health or educational settings. With respect to outcomes, individual assessment in industrial and organizational settings is most frequently concerned with selection decision making, including predicting job success/performance and antecedents thereto, such as career ...

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