Current Research in Royal Navy Officer Selection
ROYAL NAVAL PHYSIOLOGICAL LAB ALVERSTOKE (UNITED KINGDOM)
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The present Royal Navy Officer selection system derives from the World War 2 developments in the British Armed Forces. At that time serious manpower problems, particularly in the Army, led to the experimental and then executive use of extended assessment systems, which embodied many of the elements of the present day assessment centre AC approach. Although the most dramatic innovation was the introduction of group exercises and simulations, it should be emphasized that other applied psychological procedures were adopted, such as psychometric tests and more structured interviews.
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