Critical Thinking (HVP)
Better Judgment means better decisions. Decisions always precede action. Actions should be focused on using our strengths and minimizing limitations, and our results will be dependent on the critical thinking and decision making skills we harness and apply to a situation.
The Critical Thinking (HVP) assessment, based upon the research of Robert S. Hartman’s formal axiology, is a unique assessment measuring each individual’s problem-solving skills and their ability to avoid the blind spots associated with situational bias. In essence, the assessment measures, with uncanny accuracy, an individual’s critical processing patterns, thinking strengths and abilities, and overall judgment skill.
Why is it important to know our thinking style?
Our capacity to make the best decisions is a direct reflection of our critical thinking capacity leveraged across our knowledge (what we know how to do).
The HVP measures objectively how we uniquely evaluate and define good, and how we apply those definitions when faced with problems, challenges, and opportunities. This critical thinking drives our decisions, which result in our actions and they can create success!
The Hartman Value Profile Assessment and Report make it easy to identify and understand our own thinking style to increase self-awareness. The Hartman Value Profile (HVP) measures a persons capacity to make value judgments about the world and ones self.
Critical Thinking Drives Decisions that Precede Actions, Creating SUCCESS or the Alternative!
HVP IS NOT: a traditional self-assessment / 360 assessment / skills/aptitude test or IQ test behavioral assessment
HVP IS: a forced ranking assessment that objectively examines your thinking ability
There are many benefits of learning about the Hartman Value Profile.
- Understanding our ability to process information and our preferences for thinking can enlighten us regarding our strengths and potential blocks to success.
- Thinking and mental processing, like musical talent or sports talent, can be learned and improved.
- The report reveals any situational bias we may have in the area of people, tasks and/or systems so we can examine our balance of our own thinking styles.
- Through increased awareness of how we think, we can explore the effectiveness of our thinking styles, and evaluate areas of opportunity for increasing our decision making skill.
We should try to be as clear as possible about the differences between values (what we value) and evaluations (how we value).
Better Judgment means Better Decisions
• Over or under biases in judgment can lead to riskier decisions
• Weakness in judgment leaves a risk for making poor decisions which lead to poor performance
• When we understand potential limitation and blind spots, we can account for them to make better decisions consciously.
Decisions always precede actions; actions should be focused on using our strengths and minimizing limitations, and results will be dependent on the critical thinking and decision making skills we harness and apply to a situation.
WHAT IS HVP?
The Hartman Value Profile (HVP) assessment is not a psychological, intelligence, or aptitude test. Unlike many self-report assessments, this assessment objectively captures your thinking pattern.
This thinking style report documents your brain’s natural selection process when making decisions. The HVP measures objectively how we uniquely evaluate and define good, and how we apply those definitions when faced with problems, challenges, and opportunities. Understanding the ability to process information is directly linked to capitalizing our strengths and awareness of potential blocks to performance.
Thinking and mental processing ability, like musical talent or sports talent, can be learned and improved. Some talents can be great assets in some situations, but can become a hindrance in other situations.
WHAT does HVP measure?
The HVP measures your thinking style in terms of Clarity and Attention.
Clarity = Understanding
Clarity explains how we see and understand each aspect. The clearer we are, the better we can see all aspects of the dimension. Our goal here is to be aware of how clear we are, so we can understand the impact our clarity has on our decision making.
Attention (bias) = Importance
Attention explains our ability to pay attention to specific elements. Sometimes we are not attentive at all, or don’t see the importance in a particular dimension. Sometimes we are very attentive or over attentive, placing a great deal of importance on a dimension. Again, our goal here is to be aware of how attentive we are, so we can understand the impact our attention has on our decision making.