Aptitude Testing and Research since 1922


Welcome to Johnson O'Connor Research FoundationJohnson O'Connor Research Foundation

The Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation is a nonprofit scientific research and educational organization with two primary commitments: to study human abilities and to provide people with a knowledge of their aptitudes that will help them in making decisions about school and work. Since 1922, hundreds of thousands of people have used our aptitude testing service to learn more about themselves and to derive more satisfaction from their lives. Learn more


What are Aptitudes and why are they important to you?What Are Aptitudes?
Why Are They Important To You?

Aptitudes are natural talents, special abilities for doing, or learning to do, certain kinds of things. Manual dexterity, musical ability, spatial visualization, and memory for numbers are examples of such aptitudes. In a comprehensive battery of tests available only through the Foundation, these and many other aptitudes are measured. These measured traits are highly stable over long-term periods. Learn more

Client Experiences

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Read our clients' stories

Our clients often write to let us know how aptitude testing has enriched their lives. For example one mother wrote, "A few friends had recommended the testing for our 14-year-old daughter, who we homeschooled until fifth grade. She’s always been very smart and very very creative—I couldn't wait to see what kinds of things she could be!"

Read more of her story as well as many other client stories.

Current Research

Relationships Between Aptitudes and Brain Areas

Research Projects at Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation

One of our ongoing research projects involves studying the relationship between brain structure and aptitudes

Learn more about our other research projects.