There have many bright sides to this pandemic, and this is what people need to focus on right now.
MONTREAL (PRWEB) April 02, 2020
PsychTests launches a free test to help people cope with the fallout of the COVID-19 calamity in terms of mental health and psychological well-being. The “Pandemic Resilience Test” evaluates a number of traits and skills that play an important role in people's response to adversity, and offers loads of helpful, down-to-earth advice on how to manage the stress and fear stirred up by the COVID-19 epidemic.
The Pandemic Resilience Test, developed by the psychometric specialists at PsychTests, evaluates nine factors, eight of which can act as a protective psychological “shield” against the emotional upheaval caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
The test offers an overall resilience score, along with scores and narrative results for the following scales:
1. CURRENT STRESS LEVEL: Assesses a person’s stress level as it relates to the current pandemic.
2. DEALING WITH AMBIGUITY: Assesses a person’s ability to cope with the unknown.
3. LOCUS OF CONTROL: Assesses a person’s perceived sense of control over his or her circumstances, and life in general.
4. PERSPECTIVE: Assesses a person’s ability to step back from a situation and see the big picture.
5. CRITICAL THINKING: Assesses a person’s ability to think rationally about a subject.
6. COPING SKILLS: Assesses whether a person makes it a habit of using healthy, adaptive strategies to deal with stress.
7. HARDINESS: Assesses a person’s ability to remain resilient, and to bounce back from hardship.
8. COMMUNITY VALUES: Assesses the degree to which a person shows good will towards his or her fellow human beings during a crisis.
9. COMMON SENSE: Assesses a person’s ability to apply practical and intuitive knowledge that is not necessarily related to formal education.
The Pandemic Resilience Test also offers practical tips that people can apply immediately, including mindfulness and deep breathing techniques, tips on how to avoid making fear-based decisions, and strategies to channel negative emotions.
“Pandemics are not a new phenomenon, but the COVID-19 virus has spread exceptionally quickly, completely blindsiding the general population and medical experts alike,” explains Dr. Jerabek, president of PsychTests. “Many of us still can’t wrap our heads around what’s going on. This generates a lot of confusion, stress, and fear, because we don’t know what to expect, or even what tomorrow will bring. As a result, it’s very easy for people to get caught up in an emotional wave, to lose perspective, and to act out of fear. You need only look at the store shelves where the toilet paper used to sit to understand this. People should absolutely take the current circumstances seriously, but giving way to panic is not the way to go.”
“Thankfully, there are many bright sides to this pandemic, and this is what people need to focus on right now. Look for the silver lining in everything. For example, this time in isolation has compelled us to re-think our priorities, and has reminded us that health is far more valuable than wealth. It has brought people together despite social distancing, and allowed us to reestablish a bond with family and neighbors, and to reconnect with ourselves. Now more than ever, we encourage people to use this time of isolation for personal development. Hone your self-awareness, re-evaluate your values and goals, work on your emotional intelligence, and learn new and more effective coping skills. We have a golden opportunity to come out of this pandemic much wiser and stronger than ever before.”
To schedule an interview with Dr. Jerabek, go here: https://calendly.com/ilonajerabek/15-min-consultation-with-dr-ilona-jerabek (15-minute interview or less) or https://calendly.com/ilonajerabek/30-min-meeting-with-dr-ilona-jerabek (30-min interview).
The free Pandemic Resilience Test can be taken from this link: https://testyourself.psychtests.com/testid/4106
This test is also available free of charge to all ARCH Profile clients (ARCH Profile is a professional psychological testing platform for employers/companies, coaches, and therapists) who can offer it as a screening and personal development tool to employees and clients. Businesses can request a free demo for this or other assessments from ARCH Profile’s extensive battery here: http://hrtests.archprofile.com/testdrive_gen_1
To learn more about psychological testing, download this free eBook: http://hrtests.archprofile.com/personality-tests-in-hr
About PsychTests AIM Inc.
PsychTests AIM Inc. originally appeared on the internet scene in 1996. Since its inception, it has become a pre-eminent provider of psychological assessment products and services to human resource personnel, therapists, academics, researchers and a host of other professionals around the world. PsychTests AIM Inc. staff is comprised of a dedicated team of psychologists, test developers, researchers, statisticians, writers, and artificial intelligence experts (see ARCHProfile.com).