Psychological tests and measurements are tools which can be used by psychologists to help assess their patients for various conditions, and by researchers for data collection or research purposes
These tabs provide a list of resources to help you:
Further information relating to the appropriate use of psychological tests is available on the American Psychological Association's Testing and Assessment web page and in the Australian Psychological Society's Position Statement on Psychological tests and testing.
Locate critical reviews of individual tests in the following sources:
Print copies of the Mental Measurements Yearbook are also available from 1st edition (1938) to 19th edition (2014) in the Hargrave Andrew Library
Additional test reviews can be located in journal articles
When you are searching for reviews, include the name of the test and relevant search terms such as "validity", "validation", "reliability", or "reviews". You can also consider searching databases using subject headings to increase the precision of your search.
Key library databases to search include:
Tests on the Internet:
Tests can often be found on websites. Search using Google, or follow some of the suggested links on the "Additional online test resources" tab
Browse Library resources:
Requesting permission to use a test:
You are usually required to contact authors or individuals for permission to use their test. The blog site by Jane Friedman provides sample permissions letters students can customize for this purpose.
Browse the Psychological Test Library collection:
Browse the Psychology Department Test Library collection. Direct any enquiries to Catherine Ralston at: email@example.com
Purchase a test
If you cannot find a free copy of a test, you can search the following sources to find out how to purchase a copy of the test. Most of these sources will list the publisher, cost and availability details for specific tests. Publishers usually hold the copyright to tests, and some purchasing restrictions may apply to ensure purchasers are qualified to administer and interpret the tests.
Tip: If the database does not have special search fields to assist in finding studies you can search by keyword and enter additional terms such as "test", "questionnaire", "assessment", "measurement" etc to refine your search.
There are a variety of freely available online resources which can be used to develop and conduct your experiments. Some of the Open Source or Proprietary Software and included Web guides and Platforms are listed below.
Overview and comparisons of available tools:
Free software for Monash students and researchers:
Web based tools:
Study generators and editors: Free/Open source software
Links to online experiments:
(note: sites can include either surveys and/or online experiments)
If you know of a valid (and preferably free) Psychology test, please email your unit coordinator to arrange for it to be added to this library guide. If possible, include an initial description and access details.