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The Thinking Pattern ProfileTM
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Thinking Pattern Profile (based on Hartman Value Profile)
Identify thinking and decision-making style, and resulting strengths and development areas
USEFUL IN WHAT TYPE OF ORGANIZATIONS: BUSINESS, ACADEMIC, OTHER? Business, Family, Relationships, Academic
Unlike self-report instruments, this instrument measures, not what a person reports they are like, but how they actually think. Not what they think, but how they think. It has the respondent perform a thinking task and then, using complex mathematics, produces a detailed picture of the person's preferred thinking process. It provides objective information regarding such variables as one's strategic thinking ability, attention to concrete detail, intuitive insight, persistence, consistency, systems orientation, sensitivity to others, confidence, optimism, self-regard, emotional control and drive level. In addition to its validity and reliability, the instrument has been tested according to EEOC criteria and found to be nondiscriminatory toward race, sex, or gender.
The advantages of the assessment include the following: administration takes about 15-20 minutes, it is objective and cannot be biased, it is simple in that it consists of the rank ordering of 18 items and 18 statements, it is nonobtrusive in that respondents are not asked to describe themselves or their experience, it is available in multiple languages including pictograph, it is supported by research, and its users report very high face validity. It has been very successfully used for recruitment, professional development, teambuilding, succession planning, self-esteem building and relationship building.
The original profile was developed by Robert Hartman, Nobel nominee. (The Hartman Institute at the University of Tennessee was named after him and is devoted to research on his work.)
WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR:
Since its basis is symbolic logic, it does not fit into the traditional psychological testing mode. Even though a top psychometrician at one of the leading big four consulting firms has given it a very positive review, some trained only in psychological metrics are uncomfortable when faced with its unusual accuracy and simple format.
CERTIFICATION NECESSARY? Yes
CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION: K. T. Connor, Ph.D.
REVIEW CONTRIBUTED BY: K. T. Connor, Ph.D.
*The above represent the key validations and reviews conducted by and for the psychometric and legal specialists within client companies. The results, while theoretically rigorous, are also targeted toward actual organizational usage. Since they involve internal data, privacy concerns require that the studies remain proprietary. There have been numerous tests done on original Hartman material as well. These are available on request. Email email@example.com to request a copy.
Additional Validity Studies
View this PDF report to see additional validity studies performed on the Thinking Pattern Profile.
To bring the Thinking Pattern Profile to your organization, call or email Dr. Connor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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