Research is a bit like praying: it’s private, respectable but pointless.
The greatest American superstition is a belief in fact.
All generalizations are dangerous, even this one.
He is no wise man that will quit a certainty for an uncertainty.
Some of our weaknesses are born in us, others are the result of education, it is a question which of the two gives us most trouble.
I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.
One obvious way to understand the relationship of individual differences to work-related behaviour is to examine the applied literature on personality testing in the workplace. Psychological tests, attempting to measure individual differences related to occupational behaviours, have been used for over 60 years, and there now exist nearly 80,000 occupational-related tests. Both world wars, particularly the second, were particularly important for the ‘testing business’ and most armed services are still active users of psychological tests for selection and training.
In 1869, Galton expressed an interest in intelligence testing with his book Hereditary Genius, which presented a classification scheme based on abilities. Wundt in the 1870s began using reaction time measures and tests of