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Psychology: Tests & Measurement

About Measurement Tools

Swisher Library  has resources for identifying testing and measurement tools. Most tests are copyrighted and can only be purchased from the publisher. Sometimes you can view a test because it has been published in a journal article or dissertation. Researchers and students may not photocopy and use proprietary tests from these sources. If you are looking for a measurement tool to use it is recommended to consider the cost.


  •  Use PsycTESTS a research database that provides access to psychologicaltests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well asdescriptive information about the test and its development andadministration.



 The measurement books we have are listed below:

Books on Measurement

Free Online tests

This following list is for informational purposes only.

The Swisher Library  does not endorse, evaluate, or support any of the following tests or websites.

Use the PsycTESTS s link for standard tests published by the American Psychological Association

  • Addictiveness: Phelps-Nourse Addictiveness Test
    Starts out asking about sugar intake and moves on to signs of depression of alcohol abuse, ends up giving you a score which indicates your addictive potential.
  • Alienation Test
    By C. George Boeree. 30-item test measures a person's sense of meaninglessness and estrangement from work and society.
  • Attachment Style Questionnaire
    "Experiences in Close Relationships" questionnaire diagnoses your attachment style. After completing the test you get a good discussion of its implications with links for finding out more.
  • Defensive Pessimism Questionnaire
    "Defensive pessimists lower their expectations to help prepare themselves for the worst. Then they mentally play through all the bad things that might happen. Though it sounds as if it might be depressing, defensive pessimism actually helps anxious people focus away from their emotions so that they can plan and act effectively."
  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance:Mental Health Screening Center
  • Emotional Intelligence: Turknett Leadership Group Emotional Intelligence Quiz
    Asks about how you relate to others and your organization, then gives you feedback about your virtues or how you might have to adjust your behavior in leadership situations. Compares your results to group averages.
  • Goldberg Depression Inventory
    "This scale is not designed to make a diagnosis of depression or take the place of a professional diagnosis." But it does tell you the extent to which you report symptoms typical of depression.
  • Goldberg Mania Quiz
    Use this brief, time-saving questionnaire to help you determine
    if you may need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis
    and treatment of mania or manic-depression or bipolar disorder,
    or for tracking your mania on a regular basis.
  • Jasper/Goldberg Adult ADD Questionnaire
    Use this questionnaire to help determine if you need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of ADD or ADHD in an adult.
  • Mental Health -Psychology Tests
    Mental Health Today's list of online tests.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Screening Quiz
    Use this brief screening measure to help you determine
    if you might need to see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder).
  • State Anxiety Inventory
    Aimed at assessing a person's current state, not a lasting trait, therefore ostensibly it is more useful for before-and-after comparisons in therapy research.
  • The Computer Anxiety Scale
    The Computer Anxiety Scale is a 16 item questionnaire that measures amount of computer anxiety.
  • The Henderson/Zimbardo Shyness Questionnaire
    Find your "ShyQ" or how shy you are. Results are provided immediately and compared with aggregated data from web participants.
  • The Locus of Control
    The Locus of Control is a 13 item questionnaire developed by Rotter (1966). It measures generalized expectancies for internal versus external control of reinforcement. People with an internal locus of control believe that their own actions determine the rewards that they obtain, while those with an external locus of control believe that their own behavior doesn't matter much and that rewards in life are generally outside of their control.