Keeping The Myers-Briggs Company at the leading edge of assessment products and solutions.

The goal of Research is to keep The Myers-Briggs Company at the leading edge in providing assessment products and solutions. We do this by collaborating with publishing to develop assessments that meet the highest professional standards of accuracy and utility and by leading the development of assessment products and services that address the needs of our customers.

When it comes to making a choice for an assessment, you want to know that it is reliable and valid, backed by volumes of data. The Myers-Briggs Company wants to help make this choice as easy as possible for you. Whether you are currently using these assessments or want to add one to your portfolio, here you will find all the information you need.

Research offers

  • Easy-to-access reliability and validity data for each of our assessments
  • Whitepapers presenting best practices when using an assessment within certain applications
  • Groundbreaking research reports from our research team
  • Updated supplemental data on norms based on demographic data to stay current within the general population

Meet Our Research Team

Why should you rely on our team of educated professionals to provide you with reliable information? Meet the team below to find out:

Dr. Rich Thompson is the Divisional Director of Research and manages the Research Team, leading the company’s research efforts in the U.S. and worldwide. He provides strategic input on cross functional product development efforts. Thompson has authored multiple in-house surveys for customers and represents The Myers-Briggs Company at major conferences such as SIOP, APA, ASTD and SHRM. He earned his Masters and Ph.D. in Psychology, with a minor in management, from Texas Tech University.

Dr. Michael Morris is a Senior Research Scientist, primarily focused on international research and development for The Myers-Briggs Company ’sassessments. He manages large scale research projects, working with internal researchers, clients, international distributors, external academics, and consultants to develop assessments that are appropriate for local populations while retaining consistency to facilitate cross-border use. Morris’ work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals, and he has authored assessment feedback reports that have been translated into several languages and used around the world. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Iowa State University.

Dr. Justin Arneson is a Research Scientist with extensive background in psychological assessment. He has published research in journals such as Psychological Bulletin and Psychological Science, and has presented research findings at multiple professional conferences. Currently, he conducts psychometric research supportive of The Myers-Briggs Company’s assessment offerings. Further, he engages in consulting activities as needed and supports our product development and Professional Service efforts. He earned his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Minnesota.

Nancy Schaubhut, a Senior Research Associate, holds a M.S. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Schaubhut conducts product-related research and development for The Myers-Briggs Company’s assessments and has authored or co-authored numerous publications and technical reports, including the MBTI® Type Tables series.

Craig Johnson leads the data science activities for the development, validation, and deployment of custom client solutions and provides design and data science analysis for product design at the CPP Innovation Labs. Prior to joining The Myers-Briggs Company, he was a Database Manager and Statistical Analyst in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. During his tenure at the University of Nebraska he designed and maintained project databases, wrangled data in a wide variety of formats, and aided in statistical analyses. Craig has a wealth of experience in the personality domain with his background in Industrial/Organization Psychology and has conducted myriad validity generalization and local validation studies, evaluated alternative scoring techniques for personality assessment, designed return-on-investment metrics, and worked on job analysis and competency related projects. He has a strong interest in applying technology and statistics to product development and research. Craig received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Xavier University.

Support for Researchers

To further the science in assessment development and research, The Myers-Briggs Company provides support to selected scholars interested in conducting research that makes use of our assessments as a primary contributor to their study. Qualified researchers and scholars can receive the following support benefits:

  • Reduced-price or free assessments
  • Access to Elevate, The Myers-Briggs Company’s online assessment system
  • Reduced-price or free data extractions and scoring of materials

Other kinds of support may be considered on a case by case basis. Please email questions to research@themyersbriggs.com for more information.

 

Request for Support

Those interested in free or discounted online accounts, materials, or other kinds of support must complete a Request for Support. Supported studies are those conducted by qualified investigators that do the following:

  • Build on and extend existing research
  • Develop new areas of inquiry
  • Extend the use of The Myers-Briggs Company published assessments

Proposals are reviewed within four weeks of receipt. Please email questions to research@themyersbriggs.com for more information.