Cognitive Ability in Personnel Selection Decisions

Deniz S. Ones, Chockalingam Viswesvaran, Stephan Dilchert

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Cognitive ability (CA) or intelligence testing has been hailed "as the most practical contribution made to humanity by all of psychology" (Roberts, Markham, Matthews, & Zeidner, in press). Spearman's paper from 100 years ago, "General Intelligence, Objectively Determined and Measured," was the initial turning point in directing attention to the construct of CA. Fascinating, detailed historical reviews of CA testing may be found in Carroll (1993) and Roberts et al.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Blackwell Handbook of Personnel Selection
EditorsA. Evers, O. Voskuijl, N. Anderson
Place of PublicationOxford, UK
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781405164221
ISBN (Print)9781405117029
StatePublished - Feb 26 2008


  • Acceptance
  • Cognitive ability validities
  • Criterion-related validity
  • Current and new directions
  • Group differences
  • Predicting job performance


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