News

Welcome to the Hogrefe news page. Here you’ll find our archive of news articles exploring contemporary themes in the fields of psychology and psychometrics – as well as updates on our ever-growing range of assessments and training courses.

Championing wellness in the workplace

Research shows that the healthier employees are in terms of wellbeing, the higher the levels of engagement, and the higher the engagement, the healthier the workforce. So, what can organisations do to help employees feel more engaged and, in turn, help them with their wellbeing?

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The rise of global dementia and the new SPANS-X assessment

In a recent article from The Lancet, it has been predicted that population ageing and population growth will drive enormous increases in the number of individuals affected by dementia both regionally and globally. In their study it was estimated that the number of people with dementia would increase…

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SPANS-X: Extended norms, extra modality, and exceptional utility

Publishing early 2022, the Short Parallel Assessments of Neuropsychological Status – Extended (SPANS-X) is a battery of neuropsychological tests for accurate cognitive analysis. With extended norms and extended use, it is a bigger, bolder, and more precise assessment.

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Assessing leadership in the post-Covid workplace

Recent thinking and discussions in organisational psychology and HR circles have led to a strong desire to find out what good leadership looks like in the post-Covid workplace. There is now a golden opportunity to address, or perhaps re-dress, leadership failings of the past and create healthier,…

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Identifying the dark triad of personality at work – is it more important than ever?

The increased unpredictability of the workplace since the start of the pandemic has significantly intensified the need for effective leadership, and the importance of being able to identify effective leaders.

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The whole child: The myriad of applications with the IDS-2

The IDS-2 provides in-depth information on the child’s strengths and developmental needs, enabling testers to identify with precision where support is needed to help them achieve their full potential. With 30 subtests across six cognitive and general development domains and an extensive age range of…

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Hogrefe Publishing Group introduces ‘whole child’ intelligence and development assessment as academic and mental health needs soar

Hogrefe Publishing Group today announced the launch of its Intelligence and Development Scales – 2nd Edition (IDS-2) diagnostic assessment – a timely release as children head back to school and adolescents look to their futures post-lockdown.

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Hogrefe Publishing exhibit at the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention

Our colleagues at Hogrefe Publishing recently hosted a packed program of virtual symposia and meet-the-author sessions at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (APA). Read on to hear our highlights.

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Unpacking the IDS-2 with Dr Selma Ruiter (Q&A)

Anticipation is mounting for the forthcoming Intelligence and Development Scales – Second Edition (IDS-2) – a ground-breaking new assessment coming next month. Whilst awaiting these brand-new kits fresh from the printer, we spoke with one of the authors of the Dutch version of the IDS-2, Dr Selma…

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Measuring success in post-Covid recruitment, selection and development

Although Covid-19 continues its global hold, some industries are showing signs of recovery, growth and recruitment, and already the HR world is scrambling to guess how recruitment and selection processes will adapt to meet a new employment market. With the number of vacant positions and applicants…

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The Intelligence and Development Scales – 2nd Edition (IDS-2): tackling the complexities of post-pandemic assessment

The spread of the novel Covid-19 virus has shaped our lives for the past year and a half; in our educational and professional lives, we were suddenly affected by distance learning, remote working, flexible working arrangements and more. And in our personal lives, social distancing and contact…

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Building back better: accessing communication support

As the UK gradually eases out of lockdown restrictions, a growing number of professional associations and charities are calling for increased resourcing around speech, language and communication therapy.

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Why now is the time to understand management and leadership competencies

As we start to see a light at the end of the tunnel for a life post-pandemic, the challenges facing our business leaders are not quite over yet. Here we consider the hurdles that await and argue why now is the right time for leaders to gain an understanding of their competencies.

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Hogrefe says farewell to Jackie Wagner

When Jackie Wagner joined Hogrefe in 2006, it was in response to a flyer dropped through her door – a company called The Test Agency had recently been acquired by Hogrefe and was seeking a German-speaking office administrator...

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Promoting good mental health

During the last 12 months, globally, we have experienced levels of worry, stress, uncertainty, fear, disruption and challenge which has been more than enough to test the average human. Some people have faced greater significant challenges through illness, bereavement, job loss and financial…

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