WorkPlace Products

WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ Products—Sharing our expertise

Based on more than twenty years of brain and personality research, the Center for Applied Cognitive Studies has developed a suite of state-of-the-art products focused on the Five-Factor Model of Personality. All of our books, assessments and training programs are applied to work and educational settings.

Our Books:

Pierce J. Howard, Ph.D. is Managing Director, Research and Development for the Center for Applied Cognitive Studies. Since starting the company in 1986 with his wife Jane Mitchell Howard, M.B.A., Managing Director, Programs, the couple has specialized in organizational development, consulting, and assessment.

Our books, written by Jane and Pierce Howard, cover the WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ supertraits, subtraits and competencies that describe how people respond to stress, adjust to their environments, determine interests, work with others and establish their roles and goals. You’ll find our products useful in areas such as:

  • Leadership
  • Job profiling and selection
  • Education and training
  • Coaching
  • Career planning
  • Teamwork
  • After-hours applications
The Owner's Manual for Personality at Work

The Owner’s Manual for Personality at Work

The Owner's Manual for Personality From 12 to 22

The Owner’s Manual for Personality From 12 to 22

The Owner's Manual for the Brain, 4th edition

The Owner’s Manual for the Brain, 4th edition