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IQ & the International Cognitive Ability Resource Sample Test

  Assessment name:   International Cognitive Ability Resource Sample Test (ICAR) Scale overview: The International Cognitive Ability Resource Sample Test (ICAR-16) is a 16-item assessment of cognitive ability in four domains. Authors: David Condon and William Revelle   Response Type: Items are rated on a scale of agreement from Scale items International Cognitive Ability Resource scale items are protected but available to registered users. The 16-items version includes 4-items per cognitive domain. Following are the 4 domains. LN – Letter number Series MR – Matrix Reasoning VR – Verbal Reasoning R3D – three-dimensional reasoning Psychometric properties Merz et al. (2022) reported a normal distribution of  International Cognitive Ability Resource scale  scores and positive correlations with level of education, income, and a self-estimate of intelligence. There were no gender differences on the total score. Lace and Evans (2021) found an inverse correlation be

Adult Decision Making Competence ADMC

  Measure name: Adult Decision-Making Competence ADMC Overview: The Adult Decision-Making Competence measure consists of a set of seven decision-making tasks designed to assess different aspects of decision-making.   Response Type: The responses vary with the task. Scale items : The Adult Decision-Making Competence measure includes the following seven tasks. The numbers in parentheses are Cronbach alphas and test-retest values. Resistance to Framing (.62, .58) Recognizing Social Norms (.64, .46) Under/Overconfidence (.77, .47) Applying Decision Rules (.73, .77) Consistency in Risk Perception (.72, .51) Resistance to Sunk Costs (.54, .61) Path Independence (.75, .28) See Appendix A of the 2007 article for a lengthy list of sample items for the 7 task categories mentioned above.   Reliability: Cronbach’s Alpha and test-retest values were reported in Table 2 of the 2007 article referenced below. See the values next to the 7 tasks above. Validity: The 200

Big Five Personality Scales

There are a few scales that measure the Big Five Personality Traits. One acronym is the word OCEAN. Each letter refers to the first letter of a Big Five personality trait. Scientific studies by Paul Costa and Robert McCrae (1998) established a basis for the five factors known by the acronym OCEAN , which I refer to below. See Big Five Personality Theory for more details and references.   O- Openness to experience includes curiosity, imagination, and creativity. People high in this trait appreciate complexity and originality and enjoy new experiences.   C- Conscientiousness describes behavior patterns of self-control and acting in socially acceptable ways. People high in conscientiousness are dependable, work within rules, plan and organize effectively, and have a strong degree of gratification.    E- Extroversion   (aka extraversion) is often considered along with introversion. In a sense, the dimension identifies where a person finds their energy. Extroverts thrive in th