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Recent News and Publications

Bulletins

Bulletin 165 (June 2008) has an article about the experiences of the Payne family, three generations of whom have used our aptitude testing to help them make career and educational choices throughout their lives. There is also an update on the progress of the sMRI study mentioned below.

In Bulletin 164 (June 2007), Maura Sostak discusses how aptitude testing guided her career transition. It also contains an announcement of a new study the Foundation has begun in collaboration with Dr. Richard Haier about using magnetic-resonance imaging to investigate the relationship between brain structure and aptitudes.

We published Bulletin 163 in June 2006. The feature article relates how two adults have used aptitude testing to "fine-tune" their career track.

Our bulletin published in March 2005 has a story about how aptitude testing helped a woman change careers from an oboist to a journalist, From Oboe to News Desk. A Note on Musicians is a brief report on a small sample study of professional musicians. The entire bulletin in print format (pdf) is also available.

In our June 2004 bulletin, Are You Like Tom or Christy tells the story of how a follow-up conference helped two former clients make career choices. William Coker writes about his vocabulary building efforts; a short version appeared in the bulletin, and a longer version of the vocabulary article appears here. We also have a print (pdf format) version of the entire bulletin.

Bulletin 160 (print version), published in June 2003, features an article about mid-life career changers, It's Never Too Late. There is also a description of the Foundation's special testing programs with certain colleges and high schools.

Media coverage

In her column, Work & Family, published in The Wall Street Journal on August 9, 2007, Sue Shellenbarger mentions the Foundation as a resource for students making career choices.

In the May, 2007 issue of DISCOVER magazine, contemporary writer Bruno Maddox, in his regular column Blinded by Science, relates his impressions of taking our battery of aptitude tests.

Steve Greene, Director of our New York office, recently participated in a panel discussion sponsored by JETS, the Junior Engineering Technical Society, about the spatial visualization aptitude in the engineering profession. Click here to listen to a podcast of this session. JETS has also published an article about aptitudes and the engineering profession.

Gary Halbert, on his website Investors Insight, writes about how aptitude testing has helped him and his family to find their paths in life in Greatest Gift For Your Kids Or Grandkids (Or You).

Time Out New York has a short article with amusing questions career seekers might ask themselves when pondering what to do next. They mention our testing to their readers. See their August 3–9, 2006 issue, page 25.

In the September 2005 issue of Outside magazine, page 85, under "Get a Clue About What To Do," the Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation is mentioned as a place for career and educational guidance through aptitude testing. The full article provides fresh information about interesting career paths to explore.

Jobfind.com has an article, Finding your path: There are many sources for career advice, which discusses how aptitude testing can be a good starting point for career changers.

The Junior Engineering Technical Society has a useful article about aptitudes and the engineering profession.

Discover Hidden Talents, Chart New Career Course was produced by WNBC Channel 4 in New York in March 2004.

Time Out New York published an article, Aptitude Adjustment, in March 2004.

Play to Your Strengths, Do What You Do Best, an article by Jim Podolak, director of the Colorado Career Network.

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