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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.

Temperament rising

Dr Marcel Zentner developed the Integrative Child Temperament Inventory (ICTI) at a time when there was an increased focus on children's mental health in the UK. Now in a world where most of us are struggling with the everyday challenges of living, learning, and working during the Covid-19 pandemic,…

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Now available: new extended norms for the d2 Test of Attention – Revised (d2-R)

In its newest iteration, the d2-R has become one of the most widely-used measures of attention – particularly visual attention – throughout Europe. Now, following our latest update, both new and existing users of the d2-R will automatically gain access to additional sets of norms for the measure.

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Teachers’ wellbeing: How can this be managed as schools reopen?

The Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 has resulted in many complex problems[1]. One of these is how the re-opening of schools will be managed, following a long period of lockdown, and what the effect on both teachers and their students will be. Teachers are facing the unprecedented challenge of managing…

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A new way to assess cognitive ability, with the DESIGMA®-A

Cognitive ability or intelligence testing has been hailed “as the most practical contribution made to humanity by all of psychology”. Cognitive ability testing predicts a diverse range of behaviours and outcomes including academic achievement, job occupation, economic prosperity and health.

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Leading in a Crisis - The Implications of Dark Triad Behaviours

We spoke with Dominik Schwarzinger, one author of the Dark Triad of Personality at Work (TOP), about the nature of the dark triad in leadership, the importance of ensuring we have the right personalities in positions of authority, and how dark traits can impact business performance and employee…

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The Management Development Questionnaire: why it has never been so important to understand management and leadership competencies

Over the past few months, managers across industries have been faced with considerable and unprecedented challenges. From adjusting to remote working – to contingency planning – to tough decision-making – the list can seem endless and often changes from one to day to the next.

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Mental health and wellbeing: coming out of the crisis

An earlier article from Hogrefe talked about maintaining psychological wellbeing during the COVID-19 crisis, with an emphasis on caring for carers (psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, clinicians, HR advisors). Now, as we approach the lifting of the lockdown in some countries and, in others,…

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Breaking away from the ‘stiff upper lip’: the importance of emotional processing during Covid-19

It is estimated that one in every four of us in the UK will experience a mental health problem at some point each year[1], and as the country continues to grapple with the long-term challenges brought by Covid-19, there is no doubt that our collective mental wellbeing is facing fresh challenges.

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The importance of the business-focused personality: why self-awareness is key during COVID-19

Five questions with Business-focused Inventory of Personality 6 Factors, Second Edition co-author Richard Hossiep Jr.

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Personality and remote working: what the Big Five can tell us about how we cope

There has been an abundance of media content and psychology articles published recently about how to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic to remote working. Many of us are now full-time home workers and some people are experiencing this for the very first time. Remote working will affect how we work,…

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Assessing the emotional impact of a pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it a raft of stresses and trauma that will only fully become apparent as the months and years go by.

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The fundamentals of leadership judgement remain

Our inboxes are being flooded with a multitude of articles about how to lead in times of uncertainty. This is understandable as we as leaders and practitioners work to create order from chaos for ourselves and those around us; as organisations grapple with the significant changes for employers; and…

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Caring for the carers

Maintaining psychological wellbeing during crisis

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The Early Sociocognitive Battery training day – City, University of London

Our Principal Psychologist, Liz Hey, attends training in the new Early Sociocognitive Battery in London.

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