Below are links to some examples of recent research articles of general interest.
Theatre artists as a whole scored higher than our general testing population on many of our aptitude tests. Read more.
We test three auditory abilities: Tonal Memory, Pitch Discrimination, and Rhythm Memory. We did a study that showed that scores on these tests are indeed high for musicians, but also for people in a range of other occupations. Read more.
Auditory aptitudes correlate with other aptitude measures. Read more.
Past examinees were asked about their satisfaction with our aptitude testing. Read more.
For a number of years, we have been studying the long-term stability of our tests. In 2013, David Schroeder carried out a study on Pitch Discrimination and Rhythm Memory and reported his findings in Statistical Bulletin 2013-12, Long-Term Stability for Pitch Discrimination and Rhythm Memory. Read more.
We also studied the long-term stability of English Vocabulary. Read more.
Studies of twins suggest a genetic component to aptitudes. Read more.
The Foundation’s founder and namesake, Johnson O’Connor, had an abiding interest in the biological substrate of individual differences in aptitudes. Read more.
Two-dimensional occupational plots show simultaneously the mean performance of various occupational groups on two of our standard battery tests. Read more.
Aptitude test scores for examinees in writing occupations. Read more.
Students were tested when they began their studies at the University of Texas. Read more.
As part of the Research Department's mission to communicate our research findings to the public, we continue to make presentations at professional conferences, write articles published in scholarly journals, and collaborate with other researchers. Read more.
Ideaphoria scores and occupations. Read more.
Memory for Design shows many relationships with vocational and educational criteria that cannot be accounted for by the general intelligence factor, g. Read more.
Research at Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation suggests that spatial ability is the primary explanation for the Flynn effect. Read more.