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Psychological Testing

Resources for psychological testing and assessment. Includes standards, guidelines, test for professional use, online tests for self-knowledge, and a glossary of psychological testing terms. Learn more about different psychological tests such as intelligence tests, aptitude tests, and personality tests. Read profiles of specific testing instruments such as the MMPI, WISC, Stanford-Binet, and many more. Find information on testing issues such as validity, reliability, and test use.

Test Reliability
Reliability is a vital component of any good psychological test. Discover what reliability is and the different types that exist.

Test Validity
When you are looking at the usefulness and merit of a test, validity is one of the most important qualities. Learn more about the types of validity and why this factor is so essential.

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is one of the most widely use personality assessments in the world. Learn more about how the test came about and what the results mean.

The GRE Psychology Subject Test
Get the information you need to know about the GRE Psychology Subject Test. Discover what the GRE Psychology test is, what the test covers, what you need to do to prepare and when the test is offered.

The AP Psychology Test
Get the information you need to know about the AP Psychology test. Discover what the AP Psychology test is, what the test covers and what you need to do to prepare for the exam.

What Is a Self Report Inventory?
A self-report inventory is a type of psychological test often used in personality assessment. This type of test is often presented in a paper-and-pencil format or may even be administered on a computer. Learn more about self-report inventories.

What Is a Projective Test?
In psychology, a projective test is a type of personality test in which the individual offers responses to ambiguous scenes, words or images. Learn more about different types of projective tests and how these tests are used.

What Is the Rorschach Inkblot Test?
The Rorschach inkblot test is a type of projective assessment of personality and emotional functioning.

What Is a Genius IQ Score?
What exactly is considered a genius IQ score? Learn more about how IQ test scores are assessed and how many people identify genius IQ scores.

How Are Scores on IQ Tests Calculated?
While people often talk about test scores, many people are confused about exactly what these test scores mean. Learn more about how IQ tests are scored and how these results are interpreted.

History of Intelligence Testing
Interest in intelligence dates back thousands of years, but it wasn't until psychologist Alfred Binet was commissioned over 100 years ago to identify students who needed educational assistance that the first IQ test was born.

The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory - MMPI-2
The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) is the most widely used and researched clinical assessment instrument used by mental health professionals. Learn more in this overview of the MMPI-2.

The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) is one of the most popularly used psychological tests in existence. Learn more about history and uses of this test.

What Is Personality Testing?
Personality tests can be used for a number of purposes including diagnosing psychological problems, screening potential employees, and helping people understand themselves better. Learn more about personality testing.

What Is an Achievement Test?
Achievement tests serve a specific purpose in psychological testing and differ in important ways from aptitude tests. Learn more about achievement tests and how they work.

What Is an Aptitude Test?
Aptitude tests play an important role in psychological testing and differ from achievement tests. Learn more about how aptitude tests work and how they are used.

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