Psychological Tests and Measurements

Image of a man with writing imposed on his headThe Library holds books about testing, some of which contain the actual tests themselves. For a list of useful books and web sites see below.

The Psychology department has a database of tests, you will need to consult with one of the Psychology Technicians in order to gain access.

Using PsycNET to trace tests published in journal articles

You can use PsycNET to find tests and questionnaires on a particular subject:

For tests used in research since 2005, put in your search term, e.g. personality then use the ‘Tests and Measures’ field to identify whether an article mentions a test. The article may contain some or all of the test.

The Psychology team also have an online database of tests that are available for your use, you can search here. Speak to the Psychology technician to access print copies, if available.

Books in the Library

Loewenthal, K.M. (2001). An introduction to psychological tests and scales. Hove: Psychology Press. Shelfmark 153.93/LOE

Salkind, N.J. (2006). Tests and measurements for people who think they hate tests and measurements. California, CA, Sage Publications. Shelfmark 153.93/SAL

Jonson, J. L., Carlson, J. F., & Geisinger, K.F. (2014). The nineteenth mental measurements yearbook. Nebraska: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements. Shelfmark 153.93/MEN (Reference)

Web sites

American Psychological Association – Finding information about psychological tests

British Psychological Society’s Psychological Testing Centre

Directory of Test Publishers and Test Distributors