New Thinking in Psychology and Psychometrics – Part 1

I recently made mention of Paul Barrett's critique of the current state of psychology and psychometrics, especially with regards to business, industry and organisation. Paul has written an extensive piece which in essence

seeks to offer a sample of several fairly recent major publications and abstracts from a variety of authors which seem to indicate that the current paradigm of psychology and psychometrics is beginning to “dissolve”.

The presentation cites a large number of published papers which collectively, build a very persuasive argument that the current paradigm is under increasing pressure. There are lots of pieces in the blogosphere which mention psychometrics, but over the coming days, I'll extract some of the more salient and digestible points. However, if you can't wait, the presentation can be downloaded here.

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