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Emergenetics tools and workshops deliver research-backed results that matter.

Emergenetics is a measurable, proven way to recognise and apply, thinking and behaviour patterns that people use regularly. These patterns were identified by reviewing research from a wide body of academic literature covering personality, psychology, and neuroscience. The results were then subjected to rigorous statistical analysis.

On a practical level, the Emergenetics Profile represents a clear framework of seven easily recognisable and useful factors that apply to work, communication, and interpersonal relationships. These include:

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Because the Emergenetics Profile can be easily applied within any context, the seven Emergenetics principles can be used as a framework for understanding the self and others in the contexts of work, family, school and the community.

Find out more about the Profile and the Emergenetics model.

How We Developed the Profile

Dr. Geil Browning and Wendell Williams developed the Emergenetics tool to combine the core principals of effective learning, communication styles, and team interaction. The 100-item questionnaire may appear simple, but is actually the product of extensive social research proven to reliably capture the major thinking and behavioural preferences people commonly use.

Pyschometric Standards
Emergenetics meets professional test development criteria defined by the 1999 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing. The Emergenetics Profile:

  • Has been validated for both its content (e.g., r= .43 to r=.67, using independent 3rd party observers); and its construct (e.g., using a Big-Five universally accepted measure of personality).
  • Meets inter-item reliability standards (e.g., between r=.76 and r=.83, depending on the factor).
  • Is test-retest reliable (e.g., r= .68 and r=.77 based on 415 people over ten years).
  • Periodically undergoes a re-norming of its scoring guide to ensure reporting accuracy.

While no psychometric tool can truly capture the complexity and richness of the human mind-brain-body, the Emergenetics model is grounded firmly in professional psychological survey design and provides a practical and effective tool for successful individual and team communication within virtually any situation.

See our Technical Manual for more information.

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