Psychological tests

You can use this dossier to consult the collection of psychology tests and manuals available at the UOC Library, and also access a selection of electronic journals on the subject.

Data de publicació: 
11.16.16

"Tests are part of the usual practice of professionals, educators and researchers who are interested in the indirect measurement of psychological phenomena. Used in psychological assessments, and in conjunction with other instruments such as observation or interview, the main goal pursued by the tests is to provide the necessary evidence that enables psychologists and other professionals working in social and behavioural sciences to make decisions or guide their interventions in the different contexts in which they carry out their activity."


Meneses, Julio; Barrios, Maite; Bonillo, Albert, et al. (2014). Psychometrics [e-learning material]. UOC. [Date accessed: 28 October 2016].
<http://0-materials.cv.uoc.edu.cataleg.uoc.edu/daisy/Materials/PID_00216177/html5/index.html>

 

What are psychological tests?

Wikipedia - Psychological testing
A definition of "psychological testing" in Wikipedia, explaining the different types of psychological tests.
Psychological tests (Definition)
A definition of "psychological testing" in the Dictionary of Human Resource Management, 2nd ed. revised (2008).
Psychological tests in clinical research
An article published in the Journal of Consulting Psychology on the use of psychological tests in clinical research
How should psychological assessment be considered?
An article which discusses evidence and problems associated with psychological assessment.
Psychometrics (Learning material)
Access to the learning material for the Psychometrics course for the Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.
Psychological assessment guide (Learning material)
Access to the learning material for the Psychological Assessment course for the Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.

Below is a list of the subjects in which you can find tests from different subject areas (psychology, learning difficulties, language disorders, education, etc.). You can request the texts on loan or view them online.

Psychological tests in the Library
Pre-configured search of psychological tests in the Library's search engine.
Psychological tests in the Medline database
Search for "Psychological testing" in the Medline database.

Journals on psychological assessment

A selection of e-journals available in the Library on psychological tests and assessment.

 

Assessment
A peer-reviewed academic journal on applied clinical assessment, use of assessment measures, test development.
International Journal of Educational & Psychological Assessment
An open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal focused on assessment and measurement studies.
Educational Measurement
A peer-reviewed academic journal specialized in assessment, tests and other aspects of educational measurement.
Journal of Personality Assessment
A peer-reviewed academic journal specialized in the application of personality assessment methods.
Language Testing
A peer-reviewed academic journal specialized in the assessment of language acquisition by children.
European Journal of Psychological Assessment
A peer-reviewed academic journal that provides basic information on theoretical and applied developments.

Bodies and institutions

International Test Commission (ITC)
Association of national psychologists’ associations and organizations that promote the correct development.
A search of psychological tests in the Library of the Official Association of Psychologists of Catalonia (COPC)
Pre-configured search in the catalogue of the Library of the Official Association of Psychologists of Catalonia.

Regulations and standards

The Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing
Regulations for psychological and educational tests.
International Test Commission (ITC) Guidelines
Access to the guidelines on the development and use of psychological tests.