Psychological tests are tools that allow researchers to measure a particular variable (e.g. memory, intelligence, personality).
Some tests may require you to be professionally trained and accredited in order to use them. Always consult your tutor when considering the use of psychological tests in your work.
All testing tools are considered copyrighted and you must seek permission from the copyright holder before using the tool.
Psychological tests are either commercially available for purchase, or unpublished. You can usually find unpublished tests in journal articles, books or freely available online.
The best starting place is PsycINFO to find tests that have been appended to journal articles. You can also find journal articles about studies where a specific test has been used using the Tests and Measures field. CINAHL also allows you to search for tests or research instruments.
When you look a book up on Library Search or your module resource list, the record will show you a number which tells you where you'll find that book in the library. Other books on the same topic can be found at the same number, or "shelfmark". If you want to browse the library shelves for helpful books for your studies, use the list below to guide you.
Psychology - 150
150.15195 Statistics in Psychology
150.721 Psychology research methods
152 Behaviour and emotions
152.4 Emotional intelligence
153 Cognitive psychology (conscious mental processes and intelligence)
153.43 Memory and reasoning
154 Subconscious and altered states and processes
155 Differential and developmental (child) psychology
155.2 Personality psychology
156 Comparative psychology
158 Applied psychology
158.3 Counselling psychology
158.7 Occupational/organisational psychology
Ethics (Moral philosophy) - 170
Occupational/professional ethics 174
174.2 Clinical/medical ethics
Social Interaction/social psychology - 302
302.35 Workplace psychology
Education - 370
370.15/370.1523 Educational psychology/learning and teaching
Forensic Medicine - 614
614.15 Forensic psychology
Diseases - 616
616.0019 Clinical health psychology
616.85 Mental illness
616.89 Abnormal psychology
Athletic and outdoor sport - 796
796.01 Sport and exercise psychology