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Cognify published in the Journal of Applied Psychology

Posted on: 15 November 2021 at 14:12 SAST

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The JVR Africa Group is happy to report that Professor Richard Landers and colleagues have just published their results on Cognify in one of the top journals in psychology, namely the Journal of Applied Psychology! (Link to the study)


The findings highlight that:

  • a general factor of intelligence (g) can be derived from the mini-games,
  • ​g, as measured by Cognify, is highly related to general intelligence, as measured by traditional assessments,
  • g based on Cognify predicts academic performance,
  • g based on Cognify predicts job performance (we were able to replicate this in our context), and
  • reactions to Cognify, including intrinsic motivation and perceptions of justice, is higher than that reported for traditional assessments.


JVR Africa was able to replicate international findings on performance - you can access the case study here.


P.S. On a related note, Dr. Xander van Lill (JVR) recently conducted a podcast Dr. Matthew Neale on Game-based assessments: their transformative possibilities and potential pitfalls



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