14 Psychological Assessment in Industrial/Organizational Settings

Assessment Psychology


  1. Richard J. Klimoski PhD1,
  2. Torrey R. Wilkinson2

Published Online: 26 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118133880.hop210014

Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition

Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Klimoski, R. J. and Wilkinson, T. R. 2012. Psychological Assessment in Industrial/Organizational Settings. Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition. 10:II:14.

Author Information

  1. 1

    George Mason University, School of Management, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

  2. 2

    Booz, Allen Hamilton, Herndon, Virginia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 SEP 2012


All work organizations must manage its employees well in order to be successful. Scientifically developed and professionally administered psychological assessments are critical tools to use in accomplishing this goal. This chapter provides both the historical context and a contemporary framework with which to view the numerous approaches to conducting such assessments. We pay special attention to both the challenges involved and the assessment-practice solutions that appear to meet the needs of the many stakeholders involved.


  • assessment;
  • instrument;
  • measurement;
  • performance;
  • test