CentACS Research

Research Driven for Innovative Products

CentACS began as a vision to integrate the latest in Big Five research and cognitive science with the human resource consulting work that Jane M. Howard, M.B.A. and Pierce J. Howard, Ph.D., company founders, had already been doing for over a decade. Dr. Howard’s research for his book, Owner’s Manual for the Brain: Everday Applications from Mind-Brain Research, provided the launching pad for this concept. Our applied research focus allows us to offer an innovative product suite that can improve productivity, self-awareness and bottom line results.

Research Projects

The Center for Applied Cognitive Studies is actively engaged in ongoing research in brain research, cognition and personality. Research projects in conjunction with our research partners and interns include:

Grit Values
Risk Assessment in the Five-Factor Model Risk
Female executives and the Five-Factor Model Flexibility
The Five-Factor Model and software engineers Mexican Norms
Volunteerism and the Five-Factor Model Originality and strategic ability
Caffeine and memory Congruence
Working under pressure Age norms in workplace versus at-large
Global career model Team behavior and the Five-Factor Model
Polarities Teams – meta-review
Happiness Contextual performance and the Five-Factor Model
Tribal leadership Leadership
Five-Factor Model family history Competency model
Brain research Consolidation and autonomy
Roomate assignment