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February 10, 2008
Error on tax bill causes approximately 70,000 property owners to be overcharged. This error involved three different departments and will require numerous pieces of communication with taxpayers to correct the fallout from this error ripple effect according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.
November 21, 2007
Twins given 1,000 times the dosage of blood thinner. Instead of receiving 10 units per milliliter, the victims were given 10,000 units per milliliter. Additional drugs were administered to counteract the overdose of blood thinner. Want to learn more?
August 1, 2006
The 16 P-F is an objective personality test developed by Dr. Raymond Cattell. Using factor analysis, Cattell categorized 170 adjectives that described human behavior into sixteen dimensions or factors. These 16 source traits were then used to form his personality questionnaire. Factor Analysis – Cattell divided his data up into three categories for the factor analysis: L-data (information regarding the individual’s life history according to school and work records) Q-data (responses to questionnaires and individuals given to either the individual […]
June 2, 2006
The NEO inventories were developed by Dr. Paul Costa, Jr., and Dr. Robert McCrae to measure five broad dimensions of personality. Neuroticism (N) Extraversion (E) Openness (O) Agreeableness (A) Conscientiousness (C) Note: These broad categories were based on analysis of trait adjectives collected over the years and included in research by theorists such as Cattell and Norman. NEO4 & NEO PR-I Traits Domain Factor Description Neuroticism Looks at different forms of emotional distress and how individuals react by measuring factors such […]
June 2, 2006
The Personal Profile System® was first developed in 1972 based on William Moulton Marston’s two-axis, four-dimensional model that divides behavior into four distinct dimensions (abbreviated DiSC). Dominance Influence Steadiness Conscientiousness Note: Marston first published his book, Emotions of Normal People in the 1920s. Unlike his contemporaries, Marston focused on how normal people interacted in the world around them. Marston’s Model Marston’s Model was based on two perceptions: The environment as favorable or unfavorable. The person himself/herself as more or less powerful […]