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Peter Honey Learning Style Questionnaires - Indepth

This page details the history of Peter Honey Publications Ltd and takes a look at the man behind the Learning Styles Questionnaires, Dr Peter Honey.


Peter Honey Publications Ltd was founded in 1982 by Dr Peter Honey - one of the world's leading gurus on learning and behaviour. One of Peter's key drivers has always been to help people become more effective at work.

Since 1982, the 80 item and over the last decade, the 40 item LSQ have been used by thousands of organisations around the world when attempting to determine preferred styles of learning. In the early 21st century, they have gone on to establish themselves as the market leading measurements of learning styles.

The LSQ is accompanied by a range of manuals and books, designed to assist organisational learning and development.


Acquired by Pearson TalentLens

TalentLens acquired Peter Honey Publications in 2012.

We are very lucky that Peter remains involved through writing a column on the TalentLens blog and by hosting the annual 'A morning with Peter Honey' seminar. In it's 4th year - this great event continues to be extremely popular with L&D practitioners. 

The LSQ continues to be used globally - It's main markets are the UK, US, Australia and Europe. We offer three different types of resources:

  • Online LSQ
  • Print LSQ
  • Manuals and Books for trainers


About Dr Peter Honey

Peter Honey - Learning Style QuestionnaireDr Peter Honey is a chartered psychologist who founded Peter Honey Publications in 1982.

His career has encompassed permanent positions at Ford and British Airways, in addition to vast experience as consultant to organisations such as the Bank of England, AstraZeneca, the Automobile Association, ICI and ICL.

He is a Fellow of the RSA, the CIPD, the Institute of Management Consultants and the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning.

Peter remains a Patron of the Campaign for Learning and a Trustee of the Lifelong Learning Foundation and the Prisoners’ Education Trust.

Peter Honey is a self confessed 'lifelong learner' and has written over 20 books, articles, a regular column in the TalentLens blog and Training Journal and hosts the highly successful annual seminar ‘A morning with Peter Honey’ at TalentLens' offices at 80 The Strand.

Peter Honey is married, has four children and lives in London. In his down time he paints, cooks and writes music. 



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