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PSYC 2320: Research Methods in Psychology (Woolley)
The PsycINFO database can be used to search for all things related to the field of psychology, including tests and measures.
PsycINFO is a good place to start if you are looking for studies that have utilized a particular test. Simply enter the test name (e.g., "Beck Depression Inventory") and select "TM Tests & Measures" from the drop-down list.
Finding Tests in PsycInfo
If you are looking for the actual test questions, follow these steps:
Enter the construct (e.g., "depression") into the first search bar
Type "appended" into the second search bar and select "TM Tests & Measures" from the drop-down list. All of the search results will include the full text of a test or measurement for that particular construct.
Published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the DSM-5 is the current classification system of psychiatric illnesses. This handbook serves "as a template to estimate the incidence (new cases) and prevalence (existing cases) of mental disorders in the general population."
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This three-volume handbook is a comprehensive presentation of the theory and application of tests in psychology and education. It begins with an in-depth portrayal of psychometrics: the quantitative underpinning of testing. It then provides thorough, up-to-date and informative chapters related to five general application areas of testing: industrial/organisational psychology clinical psychology (including health psychology) counselling psychology school psychology educational testing In each of these five areas, this handbook is probably the most comprehensive review of the use of testing and assessment in the subfield.
This resource is a good place to start when you are trying to find a specific test or if you are trying to identify a measurement tool for a psychological construct. Each test entry typically includes descriptive information, professional reviews, and reviewer references.
Be aware that you might not find the test you are looking for in the MMY. According to the Buros Centre for Testing, in order for a test to be included in the MMY, it "must be commercially available, be published in the English language, and be new, revised, or widely used since it last appeared in the MMY series." If you are unable to find the test you are looking for, try one of the other resources described below.
235 entries, organized alphabetically, which include a general conceptual and methodological overview, a section on relevant assessment devices, and covering issues pertaining to methodology (validity, reliability, item response theory) and modes of assessment (tests, instruments and equipment for measuring behavioral operations).