Tests and Measures are standardized instruments, including questionnaires, inventories and scales that are used to evaluate populations, individuals or processes.
For a comprehensive overview of testing and assessment, please refer to the APA Handbook of Testing and Assessment in Psychology. For guidance on testing in the United States and other countries, consult Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (a joint product of the American Educational Research Association, the American Psychological Association (APA), and the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME)).
You may want to consult the FAQ: Finding Information About Psychological Tests by the APA prior to using our guide.
Our guide will show you how to search for articles, tests, test reviews, descriptions and reproductions both online and in print.
To get the best search results for your assignment, you need to consider the following questions:
The library offers print resources, databases, and links to online materials to help you locate these tests & measures
However, it is often difficult to find the actual testing instruments because of some or all of the following reasons:
Anyone administering a test has several ethical responsibilities.
Use library databases to find articles about tests and measures, and/or tests on your topic.
These databases are the best places to start:
The following print and online materials provide access to test descriptions.
For even more resources, visit ASU Library's Tests and Psychological Measures guide.
|Tests for certain characteristics/situations||Tests for specific populations|
|psychological tests||minorities -- psychological testing|
|testing||Hispanic Americans -- psychological testing|
|substance abuse detection||family assessment|
|intelligence tests||family -- testing|
|psychometrics||psychotherapy patients -- psychological testing|
|personality tests||handicapped youth -- psychological testing|
|personality assessments||aged -- psychological testing|
|anxiety -- testing||problem youth -- psychological testing|
|attitude (psychology) -- testing||child development -- testing|
|reading -- ability testing||behavioral assessment of teenagers|
|love -- testing||behavioral assessment of children|
|ability -- testing|
aggressiveness (psychology) -- testing
|stress (psychology) -- testing|
The links below point to brief informational guides for creating accurate citations. For more complete information, consult the original books at the library (see call numbers below) or contact a librarian.
Ref. Z 253.U69 2017
Ref. LB2369.G53 2016
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