Assesses short-term visual memory.
This is the ability to remember visual information in the short term. In everyday life we often need to orientate ourselves using visual cues. Visual short-term memory is a key facet of memory and one that is relevant to various questions that arise in recruitment and traffic psychological assessment. For example, it is relevant to the assessment of various requirements associated with office activities and the assessment of professional drivers in traffic psychological assessments – especially in manufacturing & safety assessments.
A town plan is displayed for a short time. Various symbols, such as a cross for a hospital and a book for a library, are marked on the plan. The respondent must remember the type and position of the symbols. He/she is then asked about the position of particular symbols. The respondent marks the position of the symbol on the town plan and is immediately informed whether the answer is correct.
S1: Short form – screening
S2: Standard form
S3: Long form – increased measurement precision
S11: Traffic psychological short form – similar to S1, but with easier test start to prevent lowering of motivation.
The following main variable is scored:
Visual memory performance: Measure of the ability to remember visual information in the short time and reproduce it.
Confidence interval Profile analysis
Test protocol Item analysis protocol
Progress chart1 Special diagrammatic representation of results Personalized Word report
1 Adaptive chart
The manual contains notes on interpretation in the context of traffic psychological assessment (cut-off scores for drivers in various groups).