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Psychology: Tests & Measurements

Tests, Assessments, and Surveys

If your project or assignment requires that you find a simple assessment instrument, survey or evaluation tool, these are a great resource.  The assessment appears in full in these volumes.     COPYRIGHT NOTE:   If test says "May be copied from this volume" you are allowed to copy and use without getting permission of the author (you should still cite your source).  If you do not see this phrase, you will be provided with contact information for the author so that you can request and obtain permission before using. 

READ THIS FIRST:  The library does not own an e-book edition of this title.  We only own the print edition and you can access it in the library's reference collection at Ref   BF176 .C66 2013. 

Therefore, if you are an online student please use the link below to view the table of contents and request pages by sending the name of the test to and we'll email to you for the purposes of doing your assignment or project.

Links to tables of contents via AMAZON preview:

Volume I - Couples, Families & Children

Volume II - Adults

"...more than 400"rapid assessment instruments" (RAIs), including many questionnaires and scales, which assess virtually any problem commonly encountered in clinical practice...All instruments are actually reprinted in the book, and are carefully introduced and evaluated to aid in their selection. Corcoran and Fischer explain the principles of measurement and how to apply them in practice. They explore the range of assessment techniques available, including behavioral observations, rating scales, and client logs, as well as unobtrusive, electromechanical, and standardized measures. And after examining the advantages and disadvantages of rapid assessment instruments, they show practitioners how to effectively select and administer these measures as part of the treatment process.

To CITE see example number 8 on the Writing Tab under "APA Examples"

DSM-5 Assessments

From the APA DSM-5 website:

"For further clinical evaluation and research, the APA is offering a number of “emerging measures” in Section III of DSM-5. These patient assessment measures were developed to be administered at the initial patient interview and to monitor treatment progress, thus serving to advance the use of initial symptomatic status and patient reported outcome (PRO) information, as well as the use of “anchored” severity assessment instruments. Instructions, scoring information, and interpretation guidelines are included. Clinicians and researchers may provide APA with feedback on the instruments’ usefulness in characterizing patient status and improving patient care.

Level 1 Cross-Cutting Symptom Measures
Level 2 Cross-Cutting Symptom Measures
Disorder-Specific Severity Measures
Disability Measures
Personality Inventories
Early Development and Home Background
Cultural Formulation Interviews 

These measures should be used to enhance clinical decision-making and not as the sole basis for making a clinical diagnosis. Further information on these measures can be found in DSM-5. The measures can be broadly classified into four types"

Finding Reviews of Testing Instruments

Search by both the test name and the test acronym in the resources listed below to find reviews of the instrument you're considering

Finding Reviews

Trying to track down a review found in the MMY or list of references?

Look carefully at the reference and determine whether the reference is for a journal or a book. Not sure what the difference is between a book and journal citation? Scroll to the bottom of the page for help.

To find a book:

Use the search box below to search NNU library & other libraries worldwide. Request via Interlibrary Loan if NNU does not own it.


To find a journal:

Search Journals A-Z (link below) or use the search box above to determine whether the journal is available in any of NNU's databases..

Note: it is easier to search by the whole journal title rather than the specific article title.

Tools for Creating a Survey

Qualtrics is accessible to NNU students, staff, & faculty. Use the link below to get all the perks and benefits of a paid Qualtrics account. Benefits include:

  • Downloading data to SPSS
  • Tutorials and how-to's
  • Support

Google Forms is also available.

  • Easily email surveys
  • responses are compiled in a spreadsheet

Need help with Google Forms?? Click the link below to go to the Google Help Center.