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Considering the numerous problems in doing the assessments and conducting the follow-up research, the results should be viewed favorably. , people who would have been successful if they had been selected for service). S. ) undertook a large-scale program to support the training of clinical psychologists (Kelly & Fiske, 1951).

His adaptation to the situation, the performance itself, and the total behavior may be described. Each of these categories is subdivided into three or four parts relating to such topics as security of conduct, efficiency of movements, facial expressions, etc. [Ansbacher, 1 9 4 1 , p. 3 8 2 ] . Initiative, willpower, and physical performance were observed in the command series exercise. The person was given elaborate instructions for carrying out a series of assignments over a complex and strenuous obstacle course.

Teachers, army officers, and former employers), interviews, results of a qualifying examination, and individual and group situational exercises. In the group discussion exercises, the 21 candidates at each session were divided into three leaderless groups of seven to discuss problems resembling those faced by a highlevel civil servant. In other simulation exercises, the candidates gave speeches or wrote reports. These exercises dealt with problems encountered in complex government work in an imaginary community.

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