History and Analysis of the Wonderlic Personnel Test

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History and Analysis of the Wonderlic Personnel Test
Prior to and during World Wars I and II, some would say that industrialization was booming. Cheap supplies were needed to equip the population as the armed forces used newly produced, more effective weapons in their combat. Because of this, it became necessary to staff large production facilities. In the face of this need, and decimated bank-rolls, factories needed to employ cheap, effective labour. But how would foremen and factory managers find the right staff? Other issues prevalent during this time were sexism and racism, and from them, belief that certain demographics were more or less intelligent, and therefore, equipped to work well. It was with this conundrum that efforts were...
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..... to bolster their openness to experience and therefore give them the advantage of deeper learning – and better grades.
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