Hogan to Feature Two Speakers at 2017 ATP Conference

Posted by Hogan Assessments on Wed, Mar 01, 2017

Hogan representatives Dave Winsborough, VP of Innovation and head of Hogan X, and Blaine Gaddis, Sr. Manager of Product Research, will both present at this year’s ATP Innovations in Testing Conference in Scottsdale, AZ next week. The conference, which brings assessment industry professionals together, provides a venue for attendees to learn from and collaborate.

Winsborough will facilitate a Featured Speaker Session titled “Disruption of Traditional Assessment Systems: Are We the Walking Dead?” The session will focus on how digitization has created a fundamentally different testing landscape, and how these changes have enabled significant forces that disrupt traditional assessment. Given the choice between being disruptors or being disrupted, this session also seeks to discuss which kinds of response should be taken. The session will occur at 4:30 pm on Monday, March 6.

Gaddis will participate on a panel presentation on “Psychometric Test Security Approaches to Mitigating Cheating and Faking.” In this session assessment experts within I/O Psychology and Education fields will discuss the impact of faking, psychometric approaches to detecting faking and cheating, the use of response distortion measures and analytics, and the use of both technology and “psychometric forensics” to detect cheating.

Also participating on the panel are John Jones, Kelly Dages, and Andre Allen of General Dynamics Information Technology and Joe Orban of Questar Assessment, Inc. The session will take place at 2:30 pm on Monday, March 6.

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Topics: assessment, technology, personality assessment, Hogan Assessments, Hogan, psychometrics, faking, hogan X

Lying About Lying

Posted by Hogan Assessments on Fri, Dec 05, 2014


There are plenty of morally permissible reasons to lie – complimenting a dreadful haircut, assuring a friend he or she doesn’t look fat, and promising to wear the exceptionally unattractive sweater you got for your birthday are all justifiable deceits by virtue of being polite.

Honesty may be a social virtue, but lying is a social reflex. We don’t flinch when it comes to white lies—especially when we tell them to protect and preserve our relationships. We lie to our friends and family because we care more about them than we care about honesty. But why do we lie to ourselves?

In his article in Forbes, “The Business of Lying (Or Fooling Others to Remain Honest To Yourself),” Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic points out three types of lies we learn as children and carry into adulthood:

1. Lies that enable us to get along with others (white lies)

2. Lies that protect us from punishment (it wasn’t me)

3. Self-deceiving lies (I tried my best, I never lie)

Although the first two are essential to getting along in polite society, the third is potentially harmful. After all, as Dr. Chamorro-Premuzic says, “The more honest you think you are, the more delusional you are likely to be.”

Want to know more? Check out Dr. Chamorro-Premuzic’s article here.

Topics: lying, faking

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