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1940s
1941-

Cattell joins the Harvard University faculty working with pre-eminent theorists such as Henry Murray, Robert White and Gordon Allport.


1942-

Cattell establishes his theory
of fluid versus crystallized
intelligence at the APA convention

1945-

Cattell accepts a research
professorship at the University of Illinois where he founded the Laboratory of Personality Assessment and Group Behavior and worked with Ledyard Tucker, Lee Cronbach, O. Hobart Mowrer, Paul Horst, and Henry Kaiser.


1948-

Cattell completes his factor analysis work with Allport's lexical database of personality adjectives, resulting in the first trait-based measure of normal personality: the 16 Personality Factor (16PF) Questionnaire.

1949-

The Institute for Personality and Ability Testing (IPAT) is founded by Raymond Cattell and A. Karen Cattell, who served as director and chairperson of IPAT until 1992.

The 16PF Questionnaire, 1st Edition is released.


1950s
1956-

16PF 2nd Edition is released.



1960s
1962-

16PF 3rd Edition is released.

1968-

16PF 4th Edition is released.



1970s
1972-

IPAT pioneered the first
computer-based narrative test
interpretation by providing
accurate computer scoring along with individualized narrative reports which describe the test takers’ strengths and limitations.

 

1980s
1987-

IPAT released TeleTest, a concept well ahead of its time. This dialup service enabled customers to transmit item data to IPAT and then receive a report online, leading the way in Internet-based technology.

   

1990s
1992-

IPAT introduced the OnSite
system software, enabling
customers to administer, score, and generate interpretive reports on their personal computers.


1993-

16PF 5th Edition is released,
which includes a combination
of previous test forms, streamlined administration, modernization of the content, and a major normative update.

1995-

IPAT introduces the OnFax
service, allowing clients to fax answer sheets to IPAT and receive a scored and interpreted report by return fax, in just minutes.


1997-

American Psychological
Association and the American
Psychological Foundation
nominate Cattell for the Gold
Medal for Lifetime Achievement, an accolade awarded only 12 times before.

1999-

IPAT releases NetAssess,
introducing online assessment
administration, as well as
immediate scoring, interpretation, and emailing of an interpretive report.


2000s
2003-

 

 



2003-

OPP Ltd purchases IPAT, Inc., bringing together IPAT's prestigious brands and decades of research with the comprehensive service and product expertise of OPP.

IPAT releases the PsychEval Personality Questionnaire (PEPQ), which measures both normal and clinical aspects of behavior and provides a broad assessment of overall functioning. This assessment also culminates major research work in the use of both the 16PFQ and the PEPQ for evaluating performance and evaluating fitness-for-duty in the protective services industry.


2007-

IPAT acquires Hilson Research, Inc. and expands work with forensic psychologists who use the Inwald Personality Inventory (IPI) in screening and evaluation.

2008-

Two new 16PF reports released - the 16PF Practitioner Report and the 16PF Profile and Manager Feedback Report.

2011-

IPAT launches the Inwald Personality-2 (IPI-2) with updated items and psychometrics, available via IPAT's Internet platform, NetAssess, or the new customer software, OnSite Pro.

 

2012-

IPAT begins offering the new college 16PF Career Success Report and universities begin to participate in research designed to help predict student success in their first year of college.

 

2013-

IPAT expands the 16PF Competency Report options with introduction of the 16PF Competency Selector, allowing HR professionals to customize the report for use in their organizations.

 

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