Our story began more than 50 years ago with the pairing of two psychology professors, Dr. John Davies Black and Dr. Harrison Gough, who teamed up with a common goal: to use research-based psychological assessments to give people the insight and guidance they need to develop both personally and professionally. Their partnership resulted in the creation of CPP, Inc., the company formerly known as Consulting Psychologists Press.
But our roots reach even deeper than that. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® assessment was originally developed in 1943 by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers. Myers and Briggs were among the most prominent pioneers of personality assessment. In 1975, CPP became the exclusive publisher of the Myers-Briggs instrument, which has since been revised and updated several times. Today, the work of Myers and Briggs continues to have an extensive and lasting impact on organizational psychology, company culture, management development, and employee satisfaction, helping businesses around the world increase productivity.