September 16, 2013

PsycTESTS® Surpasses 15,000 Test Records

Since its launch, PsycTESTS has experienced tremendous growth, and recently surpassed 15,000 test records.

WASHINGTON — The American Psychological Association is pleased to announce that PsycTESTS®, a leading database of psychology tests and measures, has recently surpassed 15,000 test records. PsycTESTS has experienced tremendous growth since its launch in 2011, and today, PsycTESTS has become a go-to resource for psychology students, faculty and professionals around the world. APA’s collaboration with the psychology community in creating PsycTESTS has not only aided in the creation of a comprehensive hub for psychological test instruments, but also exposed and connected those working in similar fields of study, further enhancing the database and their work.

PsycTESTS’ expansive collection of tests includes: tests originally developed for research that were not made commercially available; multilingual test instruments; test records of select commercially available tests with a link to the test publisher, and more. Nearly three-fourths of the records in PsycTESTS currently offer full-text test items that are immediately available for download. Each record also benefits from APA’s expert indexing, enabling users to quickly locate the most relevant tests for their research. In addition, PsycTESTS identifies critical development articles for every test, saving users time by presenting the necessary background information within each record. Also included is a summary, the development history, purpose, reliability and validity data (when available), test format, and a citation of the peer-reviewed source document.

PsycTESTS is a one-of-a-kind repository for ready-to-use tests and measures, featuring instruments that are relevant to psychology and related fields, such as psychiatry, education, medicine, business, social work and more.

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world's largest association of psychologists. APA's membership includes more than 137,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.