Psychological Tests

Please find below links to many organizations, websites, and tools that provide access to tests; information about tests; and other resources.

PsycTESTS [electronic resource] / American Psychological Association – “PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales and other assessments as well as descriptive and administrative information.” – Access via the York University library website. See the “Psychology” Subject Research Guide here

Also see this APA guide: “Getting Started with PsycTESTS”


FAQ/Finding Information About Psychological Tests – The APA provides guidance and answers to frequently asked questions on using and finding psychological tests.

Links to Other Testing-Related Sites


Useful tools for quick calculations when doing psychological assessments. examples: age calculator, conversions from standard scores.


The Test Collection at ETS is a library of more than 25,000 tests and other measurement devices that makes information on standardized tests and research instruments available to researchers, graduate students, and teachers. Collected from the early 1900s to the present, the Test Collection at ETS is the largest such compilation in the world.

ERICAE.NET is a clearinghouse for educational assessment, evaluation and research methodology.


Access test reviews online via

Mental Measurements Yearbook (N.B. MMYB database is available via York University’s library)print or on-line. Newer editions of MMYB do not supersede older editions, but supplement and expand on them.

Tests in Print   provides a listing of “commercially available tets that are currently in print”.

Search both Alphabetically or by Category as well as by Author, Title; Publisher; Purpose; Scores; Acronym

PROF. R. OKADA  “PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS FOR STUDENT USE” – purpose of this York professor’s web page is to provide student researchers with easy access to a number of psychological tests. These tests are copyrighted but the test authors have given their permission to have these tests downloaded and used by student researchers. In general, the name of the test gives a good idea of what the test measures. In instances where this is not obvious, a short description is provided.


Caveat lector: Let the reader beware – Links provided below are not intended to be an endorsement of the content or tests. Users must use their judgment in establishing the validity, authorship, currency, and integrity of what you find and ultimately use. 4170 and 4000 students should always get the approval and / or authorization from their course director, supervisor or TA before using or administering any test(s).

  • Psych Central is the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health social network created and run by mental health professionals for over 13 years. Psych Central has its roots in indexing online support groups, starting in the summer of 1991. Launched in January 1995 as Psych Central: John Grohol’s Mental Health Page. Regularly maintained by Dr. Grohol and a staff of contributing editors, it is one of the Net’s best information sources for mental health information, as well as providing annotated guides to the most useful websites, newsgroups, and mailing lists online today in mental health, psychology, social work, and psychiatry
  • Psychological Tests and Quizzes /by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. – All of the quizzes offered are free and most have been scientifically reviewed. They are instantly and automatically scored once completed, giving you immediate results. You can also store your scores, to help you track your progress over time.
  • Top Ten On-line Psychology Experiments – a list of the best online psychology tests. Some of these are used to collect data for research experiments, while others are skill tests or quizzes that offer personal insights.
  • Face Recognition Homepage – aims to provide scientists with the relevant information in the area of face recognition. This page is intended to be an information pool for the face recognition community. Its goal is to provide an entry point for novices as well as a centralized information resource to concentrate face recognition and related scientific efforts.
  • Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania provides information on and downloadable copies of a number of questionnaires. “Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive.
    •  The Positive Psychology Center promotes research, training, education, and the dissemination of Positive Psychology. This field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play.”
    •  e.g. Attributional Style Questionnaire (ASQ) ; Curiosity and Exploration Inventory (CEI); Gratitude Questionnaire – 6 (GQ-6) ; Hope Scale (HS) ; Inspiration Scale (IS); Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ); Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS); Older Adults’ Attributional Style Questionnaire (OAASQ) ; Personal Growth Initiative Scale (PGIS); Psychological Well-Being Scales; Quality of Life Inventory (QOLI); Satisfaction with Life Scale; Silver Lining Questionnaire (SLQ) ; State-Trait-Cheerfulness Inventory (STCI); Subjective Happiness Scale (SHS); Transgression-Related Interpersonal Motivations Inventory (TRIM); VIA Inventory of Strengths (VIA-IS)

  • PSYCHOLOGY TODAY – Test yourself – “fun” type tests on:

    Career / Health / IQPersonality / Relationships

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