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.

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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Leadership in a VUCA world

The VUCA acronym has been adopted by business since the 1980’s to help leaders and organisations understand and manage volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Today, it is easy to argue that the Covid-19 pandemic has produced the most novel VUCA situation that leaders have had to navigate…

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Emotional processing in the workplace: why we need to focus on employee wellbeing

The link between productivity and employee wellbeing is clear and the role that organisations play – and are expected to play – in supporting the wellbeing of its employees has increased sharply over the past year. Yet wellbeing has been difficult to quantify until now...

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The impact of lockdown on children’s speech and language development: what can we do to help?

A recent article published by the BBC highlighted the negative impact that the lockdown has had on children’s speech and language development. Although the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions has no doubt been a contributing factor, a lack of access to speech and language services was a…

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Make a difference with Paediatric Autism Communication Therapy (PACT)

PACT is an evidence-based, adult-mediated and video-aided intervention proven to enhance social communication competencies in children aged 2 to 10 years with ASD. It is the first autism intervention proven to significantly and sustainably reduce autism symptoms.

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Autism in the UK: prevalence, assessment and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

In this article by Hogrefe Ltd's Principal Psychologist, Liz Hey, we take a snapshot of autism in this country – examining the current prevalence levels and what recent research tells us about how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting those with autism and their families.

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Meet the Author: Richard Hossiep, co-author of the BIP-6F Second Edition

Hogrefe Ltd is delighted to be publishing the Business-focused Inventory of Personality – 6 Factors (BIP-6F) Second Edition, the latest edition of the BIP-6F, and based on the BIP, a pioneering measure which has contributed significantly to the overall acceptance of personality testing in the…

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Personality and the pandemic: what the research says about effective remote working

While some of you may be relishing the opportunity to work from home, others may be desperate to return to the office. Our personalities have and will continue to play a major role in how we both perceive and react to the changes brought on by the pandemic.

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Now available: the Integrative Childhood Temperament Inventory (ICTI) online test

In an October 2020 article we talked about the importance of focusing on children’s mental health and the growing need for assessment and intervention, including important areas such as children’s behaviour and temperament. With the increased amount of time many young children have now spent away…

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Our range of autism assessment products

Autism is not a single disorder, but a spectrum of disorders with a common core of symptoms. This core is characterised by widespread irregularities in social interaction and communication, as well as severely restricted interests and highly repetitive behaviour. Our range can help with autism…

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Temperament rising: focusing on children’s mental health, behaviour and temperament

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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