Digital Badges

Digital Badges

Digital badges are virtual emblems that recognize, legitimize and professionalize your aptitude testing achievement with the Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation. … Continued

Six Ways JOCRF Examinees Use Their Rapid Flow of Ideas

Six Ways JOCRF Examinees Use Their Rapid Flow of Ideas

Our examinees are often curious about how other people use their aptitudes. We set out to answer that question beginning … Continued

Make Your College Application Stand Out with Aptitude Testing

Make Your College Application Stand Out with Aptitude Testing

Almost twenty million students enroll in American colleges and universities every year, and competition for acceptance can be fierce. Admissions officers want … Continued

Johnson O’Connor: Aptitude Testing Pioneer

Johnson O’Connor: Aptitude Testing Pioneer

Our founder, Johnson O’Connor, was a pioneer in the field of aptitude and intelligence testing. Join us for a visual … Continued

Johnson O’Connor: A Portrait from Memory

Johnson O’Connor: A Portrait from Memory

By George Wyatt, President of the Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation from 1978-1993 The central conviction of Johnson O’Connor’s creed was … Continued

What makes a word difficult?

What makes a word difficult?

Part of our task in developing the Wordbook vocabulary building program was to determine the difficulty level of more than a thousand … Continued

Familiar Words are Sometimes Strangers

Familiar Words are Sometimes Strangers

Here’s a quick quiz to start with: Does venial mean excusable or immoral?Is prodigal a synonym for extravagant or wandering?If … Continued

WORDBOOK

WORDBOOK

What is a WORDBOOK? WORDBOOK is a unique vocabulary building program created by the Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit … Continued

Fun Vocabulary Resources

Fun Vocabulary Resources

Try our WORDBOOK web application! Online Etymology Dictionary What is it and where did we get it – tenterhook, gimlet, cordwainer? The … Continued

Effective Ways to Build Your Vocabulary

Effective Ways to Build Your Vocabulary

Building vocabulary is a powerful way to enhance your life and career Learning how to build a better vocabulary can … Continued

Aptitude Testing: The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Career

Aptitude Testing: The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Career

Mark Palmer writes on his blog, Techno Sapien, about how his aptitude testing experience has not only guided his career, but has … Continued

In Memoriam: Linda Houser-Marko (1970-2020)

In Memoriam: Linda Houser-Marko (1970-2020)

It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce that our friend and colleague, Linda Houser-Marko, passed away on … Continued

Research as a Process

Research as a Process

JOCRF is in a unique position as a research organization because our clients are our research participants. The majority of … Continued

School Aptitude Testing Program in Sterling, IL

School Aptitude Testing Program in Sterling, IL

Chicago’s WGN aired a cover story about a unique testing program in our Chicago office. For over a decade, the Dillon … Continued

Two-dimensional Occupational Plots: Structural Visualization & Ideaphoria

Two-dimensional Occupational Plots: Structural Visualization & Ideaphoria

Two-dimensional occupational plots show simultaneously the mean performance of various occupational groups on two of our standard battery tests. The … Continued

Initial Steps for Job Changers

Initial Steps for Job Changers

The people who come in to take our aptitude tests are often at turning points of various types. Some are … Continued

Finding Your Purpose with Thoughtful Money’s Adam Taggart

Finding Your Purpose with Thoughtful Money’s Adam Taggart

Adam Taggart is the founder and former president of Wealthion, a financial advising and literacy platform. He interviewed the director … Continued

Spatial ability and the STEM majors

Spatial ability and the STEM majors

Spatial ability and the STEM majors: Where do females with high spatial ability go?Linda S. Houser-Marko, PhD Poster presented to … Continued

Aptitudes in Action: Green Architecture and VR

Aptitudes in Action: Green Architecture and VR

I finally got my first job in a new field. I will be working as an office manager and in-house … Continued

Aptitudes inspire entrepreneurial success!

Aptitudes inspire entrepreneurial success!

When people ask me how I had the courage to quit my law firm job to create a word game … Continued

Aptitudes In Action: Sarah Gorsky

Aptitudes In Action: Sarah Gorsky

When she took the Johnson O’Connor aptitude tests in 2012, Sara Gorsky was working as a project manager for a … Continued

Work: Appearance and Reality

Work: Appearance and Reality

 by Richard Brehler What people want from a career isn’t necessarily just what the work is about. Understanding what you … Continued

Aptitude testing & college majors

Aptitude testing & college majors

Reports in the media note the difficulties of parents today who are trying to find the best value of higher … Continued

Are Theatre Artists Hardwired?

Are Theatre Artists Hardwired?

by S. Thomasin Barsotti This article first appeared on HowlRound, a knowledge commons by and for the theatre community. “The mission of Johnson … Continued

Foresight as a measure of fluency, creativity, and “future thinking.”

Foresight as a measure of fluency, creativity, and “future thinking.”

Rex E. Jung, Ph.D. Are you more likely to come up with a creative idea if you produce many ideas? … Continued

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