This guide includes and describes resources for finding tests and instruments and for finding information about them. Finding this information can take a little digging. Please contact the library if you need help navigating the databases and journal articles!
In 2 volumes, includes more than 400"rapid assessment instruments" (RAIs), including many questionnaires and scales, which assess virtually any problem commonly encountered in clinical practice. They include new scales and materials in areas such as assessment in culturally diverse populations and measurement in managed care systems, as well as the best instruments updated from the previous editions.
Includes 23 of tests and measures related to family resiliency. topics include stress, family health issues, celebration traditions, communication, attachment, regenerative qualities and more. Validity and Reliability issues are discussed.
150 measures of attitude and personality are reviewed by subject experts and arranged within 11 chapters: Response Bias, Well-Being, Self-Esteem, Anxiety, Depression, Alienation, Trust, Locus of Control, Authoritarianism, Sex Roles, and Values. Each chapter has a research overview, information about general measurement development for the topic, and the selected measures, presented chronologically. Each entry contains: Test Title, Test Author and Publication Date, Variable, Description, Sample(s), Reliability, Validity, Location (where the measure has been published), and Results and Comments. Scale items/scoring instructions included if allowed by the copyright holder. No indexes
This sourcebook contains more than 70 widely used scales for measuring psychopathology. Adult functioning measures are presented by broad diagnostic categories (e.g., Mood Disorders or Anxiety Disorders) derived from and paralleling the structure of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV).
Information about each scale includes sections on purpose and development, administration and scoring, sample and cutoff scores, reliability, validity, and the actual scale items.
A list of references follows each chapter. Test Title/Subject Index
This volume is a primer for practitioners and researchers striving to incorporate assessment of human strengths, resources, and fulfillments into their work. Contributors aptly examine the scientific underpinnings and practical applications of measures of hope, optimism, self-efficacy, problem-solving, locus of control, creativity, wisdom, courage, positive emotion, self-esteem, love, emotional intelligence, empathy, attachment, forgiveness, humor, gratitude, faith, morality, coping, well-being, and quality of life. Vocational and multicultural applications of positive psychological assessment are also discussed, as is the measurement of contextual variables that may facilitate the development or enhancement of human strength. The variety of perspectives offered will be immensely helpful to readers who wish to incorporate balance into their assessments and research through the integration of theoretically grounded positive measures.
The gold standard in guides to instruments and surveys, MMY/TIP includes information about over 2,700 published contemporary testing instruments. Covers the areas of psychology, education, business, and leadership. Note: does NOT include actual tests or questions questions...lists reviews, article citations, validity and reliability information, publisher contact and cost info.
The newest electronic source of information about test & Instruments, PsycTests includes descriptive summaries, full text, and relevant citations. Validity and reliability information. Note: in many cases, the ACTUAL TEST QUESTIONS ARE INCLUDED.
PsycTESTS is an electronic database providing descriptive summaries, full text, and relevant citations on the development and assessment of tests and measures that can be used in research and teaching. Updated monthly, PsycTESTS includes a wide variety of test types: achievement and aptitude tests, intelligence tests, tests of cognitive functioning, occupational tests, personality tests, and more. These include previously unpublished measures, tests developed by psychologists for which no source document has been located, and information about published tests available from commercial publishers.
An important source for scholarly articles offering reviews of test, validity & reliability information, and empirical research using specific test. Note: RARELY INCLUDES ACTUAL INSTRUMENT or test questions For more information about searching PsycINFO for tests, see box below.
MANY dissertations INCLUDE THE SURVEY INSTRUMENTused for the study in an appendix. Search for a dissertation with a topic and method that resembles yours, and look at the appendices. If the instrument used was published or proprietary, the student would probably not be allowed to include the actual questions by the publisher or author.
Tests availabe in GSEP office, 5th floor
the Graduate Psychology department maintains nearly 100 published tests and instruments for use by Pepperdine graduate students. To inquire about the tests and appropriate uses, call the West LA Testing Desk at 310-568-562, or email graduate assistants that staff the desk at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
APA Information on tests & Instruments
This website provides the American Psychological Association's explanations and definitions about published and unpublished tests and offers a list of steps for researchers to follow in obtaining permission for the use of unpublished tests.
Resources for finding informaton about tests (reviews and applications) are also included.
This website is divided into the following sections: Introduction Section 1: Published Psychological Tests Section 2: Unpublished Psychological Tests and Measures Section 3: A Final Word and Responsibilities of Test Users