Finding Psychological Tests and Measures

This guide provides information on locating psychology tests and measures.

Psychological tests and measures

This guide will provide information about types of psychological tests and how to find them.

The definition of a psychological test from the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine is:

"Psychological tests are are written, visual, or verbal evaluations administered to assess the cognitive and emotional functioning of children and adults."

Ford-Martin, P.A. (2002). Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Detroit, USA: The Gale Group Inc.

CQUniversity Library does not collect psychological tests, scales, measures, inventories and surveys. Tests available through the Library have been published in a book or a journal which has been acquired for another purpose.

Additional resources on psychological testing are available through the Library, e.g. books and e-books on the topic "psychological tests". (Some may include individual tests.

Additional resources available online are listed below.

Types of tests and measures

Published tests
These are psychological tests which are available from commercial publishers for a fee. These tests are usually listed in a psychological test directory.

Unpublished tests
These tests are not available from commercial publishers. Some may be freely available on the Internet; others may have been included as an appendix to a scholarly article reporting on a particular study.