TITLE

Survival of the fit test

AUTHOR(S)
Sternberg, Robert
PUB. DATE
December 1998
SOURCE
People Management;12/10/98, Vol. 4 Issue 24, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on psychometrics as an indicator of performance in a job. Origin of psychometric tests; Concept of successful intelligence; Tests devised to measure the abilities of employees.
ACCESSION #
1742533

 

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