The ECPA are from the department "Applied Psychology" of an organization in engineering company founded during the Second World War by the Ecole Polytechnique, André Vidal. Very early one associates with his team of consulting engineers, psychologists and psychiatrists, aware of the importance of human factors in the smooth running of businesses, and convinced of the interest of objective, rigorous tools, such as tests to recruit quickly and well in France in reconstruction. In 1948 exclusive contracts adaptation and dissemination are signed with major publishers and authors who make history of scientific measurement testing methods D. Wechsler, RB Cattell, P. Guilford, Grace Arthur, C.Kohs, , L. Thurstone, J. Crawford, L. Gordon, S. Porteus, S. Rosenzweig, H. Murray, L. Bellak, H. Rorschach ... These tests such as WISC and the MMPI, are still considered references in the field of . clinical evaluation with the support of Professor and Doctor Lepez Pichot, the "Applied Psychology review" is based; it then becomes the European Journal of Applied Psychology, which is the term applied research of high level.In 1968, the Publishing Centre of Applied Psychology take their autonomy and become the first French publisher of tools assessment of people.From their origins, the ECPA have a Research Department and Corporate Development. Composed of psychologists, statisticians and field practitioners, the department makes the main international tests in the French population, publishes French and euopéens author tools, and creates custom tests to meet specific requirements. Over the ECPA years develop a complete range of tools, recognized nationally and internationally for their practical interest and their psychometric qualities: Wechsler scales (WPPSI, WISC), those of McCarthy, but also European authors tools such as Piaget, A. Gesell, J. Berges, I. Lézine, I. Casati, Mr. Auzias, N. Stambak, etc. in 1990, ECPA become members ETPG (European Test Publisher Group) working on quality instruments and services available to users of tests to reinforce the responsible use and competent testing, protect copyrights in the interest of authors, users and people evaluated. from the 90s, the ECPA gradually expand their scope of action by developing tools available to other professional psychologists. HR professionals, speech therapists, psychomotor therapists, occupational therapists in accordance with its founding principles, the ECPA ensure the training of Purchasers of testing. to enable HR professionals to completely control their tools, their ECPA offer training seminars, a prerequisite to the purchase of tests. Thus the ECPA welcomes over 1,700 professionals each year in training. In 2004, the ECPA and EAP Publishing and Psychological Applications, well known professional evaluation, merge. The test catalog are thus enriched events created by leading authors such as R. Zazzo, A. Binet, T. Simon, R. Bonnardel. The pooling of expertise of these two publishers to better meet user needs. In 2012, the ECPA continue to be the leader in the publishing sector in France tests. During their sixty years of experience, they have always kept the spirit of innovation and exigency scientist their debut. They also managed to adapt to the emerging needs of healthcare professionals, Children, Education and Human Resources. They now offer these professionals a choice of over 200 tests, novelties each year and the guarantee to use reliable tools.
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