Selection & Assessment Essay
• Cognitive ability, tests and intelligence: whether people who score higher on CATS r more intelligent than those who score lower. The nature of the argument on what
makes people score higher on CATS than other.
Should be able to answer questions such as
-People who score well on ability tests are not necessarily more intelligent, just better at taking ability tests’. Discuss.
-Critically evaluate the view that people who score higher on cognitive ability tests are more intelligent than those who score lower.
References to include:
Berry, C et al (2011) “Racial/ethnic differences in the criterion-related validity of CATs” Journal of Applied Psychology Vol 96 (5)
Perry, J et al (2008) “Why is there still no study of cultural equivalence in standardised cognitive ability tests?” Journal of Multicultural Counselling &
Development Vol 36 (3)