Chapter 23. Personnel Selection and Testing

  1. Francis T. Durso3,
  2. Raymond S. Nickerson Associate Editor4,
  3. Susan T. Dumais Associate Editor5,
  4. Stephan Lewandowsky Associate Editor6 and
  5. Timothy J. Perfect Associate Editor7
  1. Margaret E. Beier1 and
  2. Phillip L. Ackerman2

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713181.ch23

Handbook of Applied Cognition, Second Edition

Handbook of Applied Cognition, Second Edition

How to Cite

Beier, M. E. and Ackerman, P. L. (2007) Personnel Selection and Testing, in Handbook of Applied Cognition, Second Edition (eds F. T. Durso, R. S. Nickerson, S. T. Dumais, S. Lewandowsky and T. J. Perfect), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713181.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Texas Tech University, USA

  2. 4

    Tufts University, USA

  3. 5

    Microsoft Corporation, USA

  4. 6

    University of Western Australia, Australia

  5. 7

    University of Plymouth, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Rice University, USA

  2. 2

    Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470015346

Online ISBN: 9780470713181



  • cognitive abilities;
  • personnel selection;
  • vocational interests;
  • inter-individual differences;
  • cognitive psychology


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Cognitive Abilities in Personnel Selection and Testing

  • Skills, Abilities, and Individual Differences

  • History of Ability Testing in Industrial Psychology

  • Assessment in Personnel Selection

  • Reliability and Validity

  • Cognitive Abilities and Job Performance

  • Additional Considerations for the Use of Ability Tests in Selection

  • Conclusions

  • References