Tests, Measures, and Scales
Adult Attachment Phillip R. Shaver, University of California, Davis and R.Chris Fraley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have written this extensive overview of concepts, measures, and measurement issues. Includes PDFs of various scales and research articles using the scales.
Attachment: Relationship Scales Questionnaire (RSQ) The RSQ is a 30-item questionnaire requiring participants to rate, on a 7-point scale, the extent to which each statement describes their characteristic style in close relationships (1 = not at all like me, 7 = very much like me). Items are summed to create two subscales, corresponding to the dimensions of avoidance and anxiety. Developed by Griffin, D., & Bartholomew, K. (1994).
Attachment Style Questionnaire This on line test is based on the Close Relationships Questionnaire. From Fraley, R. C., Waller, N. G., & Brennan, K. G. (2000). An item response theory analysis of self-report measures of adult attachment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 78, 350-365. According to Fraley on the website: This interactive survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. The questionnaire is designed to measure your "attachment style"--the way you relate to others in the context of intimate relationships. When completed, the site will reveal your attachment style, and provide a brief summary of what is known about your attachment style on the basis of contemporary scientific research.
Attributional Styles Test and Locus of Control Discovery Health presents this online version of a 10-item locus of control scale with scoring and feedback. However, the real fun begins when you are asked to take the 47-item long version including scales measuring optimistic and pessimistic explanatory style, the three dimensions of internal-external, stable-unstable, global-specific, career and academic locus of control, belief in luck, health locus of control and more. All scales are scored automatically and feedback is provided.
Authoritarian Personality The F-Scale measure of the authoritarian personality from T. W. Adorno et al. (1950), The Authoritarian Personality. New York: Harper & Brothers.
Authoritarianism-Rebellion Scale Ron Okada, at York University, Toronto maintains this collection of tests that students can use in research including the Authoritarianism-Rebellion Scale, Survey of Recent Life Experiences, The Body Esteem Scale, The Body Awareness Scale, Personal Attribute Questionnaire, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Current Thoughts Scale, Trust Scale and much, much more.
The Barnum Effect Pierre Ysewijn created this on-line personality test which gives false feedback. Despite the obviously invalid questions people still rate the feedback as accurate, illustrating the Barnum Effect.
The Barnum Effect Take this test to remind yourself why good personality tests should provide specific feedback...and why horoscopes are so much fun! This online test of 47 questions plus some background demographics gives the appearance of a legitimate personality test. Respondents receive the typical Barnum feedback and rate how accurate it is. The beauty of this on-line version is that students can change some of their answers and see that their description never changes. In the words of Prof. Birnbaum at Fullerton State who developed this page, Self-validation is no validation according to the explanation given here
Bem Sex Role Inventory According to the site: The Bem Sex Role Inventory was developed in 1971 by Dr. Sandra Lipsitz Bem. It characterizes your personality as masculine, feminine, androgynous, or undifferentiated. The BSRI is based on gender stereotypes, so what it's actually measuring is how well you fit into your traditional sex role. Thus, your score may say as much about how our cultural expectations have changed over the last 35 years as it does about your personality. You can take the original 60-item scale and receive your scores automatically online here.
BIS and BAS Scales from Carver, C. S., & White, T. L. (1994). Behavioral inhibition, behavioral activation, and affective responses to impending reward and punishment: The BIS/BAS scales. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 67, 319-333. For the Spanish translation, click here and scroll down. For the French translation click here.
Black Identity Robert Sellers, director of the African American Racial Identity Lab at the University of Michigan, provides measures used in their research including The Multidimensional Model of Racial Identity (MMRI), The Multidimensional Inventory of Black Identity (MIBI) and The Multidimensional Inventory of Black Identity-teen (MIBI-t).
Blushing Propensity From Leary, M. R., & Meadows, S. (1991). Predictors, elicitors, and concomitants of social blushing. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 60, 254-262.
Body Esteem Scale Ron Okada, at York University, Toronto maintains this collection of tests that students can use in research including the Authoritarianism-Rebellion Scale, Survey of Recent Life Experiences, The Body Esteem Scale, The Body Awareness Scale, Personal Attribute Questionnaire, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Current Thoughts Scale, Trust Scale and much, much more.
California Child Q-set (CCQ) The Personality Lab website, by Chris Soto and colleagues, features three versions of the California Child Q-set: The Understand Your Child Test, The Understand Yourself Test, and The Find Your Hogwarts House Test. In this latter test Harry Potter fans can discover which house of Hogwarts the famous Sorting Hat would place them. Each test takes about 15 minutes and the results are tallied instantly.
CHIPTS: Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services maintains this extensive list of links to 203 questionnaires for practitioners and researchers, many of them related to personality including: Sub-Categories: Attachment, Coping Strategies, Health Efficacy, Life Outcomes, Mental Health, Perceived Vulnerability/Susceptibility, Personal Traits, Quality of Life, Religious/Spiritual, Self-efficacy, Sexual Attitudes, Social and much, much more.
Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ) The CERQ by Nadia Garnefski and Vivian Kraaij is a 36-item multidimensional questionnaire constructed in order to identify the cognitive emotion regulation strategies (or cognitive coping strategies) someone uses after having experienced negative events or situations. Contrary to other coping questionnaires that do not explicitly differentiate between an individual's thoughts and his or her actual actions, the present questionnaire refers exclusively to an individual's thoughts after having experienced a negative event.
Collective Self-Esteem Scale From Luhtanen, R., & Crocker, J. (1992). A collective self-esteem scale: Self-evaluation of one's social identity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 18, 302-318. (Opens in PDF format).
Contingencies of Self-Worth Scale From Crocker, J., Luhtanen, R. K., Cooper, M. L., & Bouvrette, A. (2003). Contingencies of self-worth in college students: Theory and measurement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 85, 894-908. Includes background information, limitations, scale validity, scoring instructions and links to the scale in English, Japanese, Spanish, German, Dutch, French, and Turkish.
Cultural Intelligence Scale Linn Van Dyne at Michigan State University does research on Cultural Intelligence: the capability to function effectively in situations characterized by cultural diversity. This page includes an overview of cultural intelligence, a description of the four factors of cultural intelligence, recent research, results, and the 20-item, four-factor Cultural Intelligence Scale (CQS).
Culture and the Self Find measures here related to: Asian-American Identity, Racial Identity, Racial Ethnic Identity Scale, Possible Selves, Plausible Possible Selves, Individualism and Collectivism, and the Spanish Translation of Possible Selves and Racial Ethnic Identity Questions.
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Defense Mechanism Manual According to researcher Phebe Cramer: The Defense Mechanism Manual was developed to assess the use of three defenses—denial, projection, and identification—as revealed in stories told to standard TAT and CAT cards. Opens in PDF format.
Desirability of Control Scale From Burger, J. M., & Cooper, H. M. (1979). The desirability of control. Motivation and Emotion, 3, 381‑393, this 20-item scales measures individual differences in the general desire for control over events in one's life. Opens in Microsoft Word (doc) format. See Burger & Cooper (1979). Opens in PDF format.
What’s Your Explanatory Style? The ASQ and other measures of Explanatory Style are not freely available to use with your class, but Oprah magazine ran this 12-item quiz to give readers a sense of their attributional style in August of 2004. Each of the possible responses tap the three dimensions of internal-external, stable-unstable, and global-specific. While not a psychometrically sound measure of explanatory style, it will give students a sense of their own tendencies and a concrete illustration of optimistic and pessimistic explanatory styles.
Eysenck Personality Mini Test See where you fall on Extroversion, Neuroticism, and Psychoticism in this test posted by George Boeree of Shippensburg University.
Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation From Leary, M. R. (1983). A brief version of the Fear of Negative Evaluation Scale. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 9, 371-376.
The Fear of Missing Out Are you of those people who need to check social media constantly to see what their friends are up to? Take this brief test to see how you compare to others in this new fear that others may be having more fun and rewarding experiences than we are. Read more about this new construct in this summary from Science Daily, April 29, 2013 here.
Five Factor Model Sanjay Srivastava at the University of Oregon compiled this helpful overview page of the Big Five and the various ways researcher measure them including links to many different on-line measures.
Five Factor Model The Big Five Personality Test Site by Oliver P. John at UC Berkeley. Find out how you score on the Five Factor Model and participate in on-line research at the same time! This site includes a special section for twins and for friends to rate each other.
Five Factor Model Based on the International Personality Item Pool, you can participate in this project by William Revelle of Northwestern University on An Internet Study of the Basic Dimensions of Personality.
Five Factor Model and Politics From the site: This interactive survey is designed to assess your personality within the framework of the Big Five personality traits. It also assesses your perception of George W. Bush's and John Kerry's personalities. The page will summarize your personality, as well as the personalities of these political candidates. The survey takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Maintained by R. Chris Fraley at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as part of YourPersonality.Net.
The Five Factor Model: The Newcastle Personality Assessor (NPA) David Nettle, writing for The Guardian, March 7, 2009, describes the Five factor model and presents his Newcastle Personality Assessor (NPA), a 10-item measure of the traits of extroversion, neuroticism, conscientiousness, agreeableness, and openness. Scoring instructions and interpretation are provided.
Flourishing Scale The Flourishing Scale by Diener, et al. (2009), is a brief 8-item summary measure of the respondent's self-perceived success in important areas such as relationships, self-esteem, purpose, and optimism. The scale provides a single psychological well-being score. The scale is available for downloading in English, Chinese, Hungarian, and Turkish.
F-Scale The F-Scale measure of the authoritarian personality from T. W. Adorno et al. (1950), The Authoritarian Personality. New York: Harper & Brothers.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered Alliance in Social and Personality From the website: GASP (GLBT Alliance in Social and Personality) is a nonprofit organization affiliated with (but independent of) the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. GASP provides support and professional information to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) students and faculty in social and personality psychology and their hetorosexual allies. The site includes information on research and funding; links to teaching resources; a GLBT resources and mentor page and an extensive data base of GLBT measures.
The Gratitude Questionnaire — Six Item Form (GQ-6) The GQ-6 is a short, self-report measure of the disposition to experience gratitude. Participants answer 6 items on a 1 to 7 scale (1 = strongly disagree, 7 = strongly agree). Two items are reverse-scored to inhibit response bias. The GQ-6 has good internal reliability, with alphas between .82 and .87, and there is evidence that the GQ-6 is positively related to optimism, life satisfaction, hope, spirituality and religiousness, forgiveness, empathy and prosocial behavior, and negatively related to depression, anxiety, materialism and envy. The GQ-6 takes less than 5 minutes to complete, but there is no time limit. From McCullough, M. E., Emmons, R. A., & Tsang, J. (2002). The Grateful Disposition: A conceptual and Empirical Topography. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 82, 112-127, available in PDF format here. The questionnaire itself also opens in PDF format.
Gratitude Resentment and Appreciation Test (GRAT) Revised and Short Forms According to Watkins et al. (2003), A grateful person would not feel deprived in life, they would have a sense of abundance […] acknowledge the contribution of others to their success and well-being, […] appreciate life's simple pleasures, and […] acknowledge the importance of experiencing and expressing gratitude. Their conceptualisation of gratitude was shown to correlate with measures of subjective well-being and positive affect. The revised GRAT consists of 44 items measuring these characteristics. The short-form GRAT consists of 16 items. Both scales are rated on a nine point scale from I strongly disagree to I strongly agree with the statement. From Watkins, P. C., Woodward, K., Stone, T., & Kolts, R. L. (2003). Gratitude and happiness: Development of a measure of gratitude, and relationship with subjective well-being. Social Behavior & Personality: An International Journal, 31, 431-452.
Grit Scale According to psychologist Angela Duckworth, Grit is the tendency to sustain interest in and effort toward very long-term goals. The idea is that determination, persistence, and resilience are the keys to success. Take this short quiz and see how much grit you have compared to others.
Happiness This website, developed by Martin Seligman as companion site to his book Authentic Happiness, provides a chance for people to develop insights into yourself and the world around you through these scientifically tested questionnaires, surveys, and scales. The site provides registrants with the chance to take numerous personality tests to understand authentic happiness in their own lives. Registration is free, and extensive feedback is provided for various tests including meaning in life, optimism, personal strengths, and many others.
Health Locus of Control scale and theory based on the theories of Julian Rotter. From Barbara S. Wallston, Kenneth A. Wallston, Gordon D. Kaplan, and Shirley A. Maides (1976). See for background information.
HEXACO Personality Inventory Revised Learn about Kibeom Lee and Michael Ashton's 6-factor model of personality: Honesty-Humility, Emotionality, Extraversion, Agreeableness, Conscientiousness, and Openness to Experience. Includes descriptions, history, references, books, and a downloadable version for research.
The Highly Sensitive Person: A Self-test Based on the work of Elaine Aron, this self-test helps people to see if they are one of the 15-20% of the population who are particularly sensitive to sensory input related to BAS and BIS functioning.
State Hostility Scale The scale and scoring instructions for the State Hostility Scale as well as the Aggressive Motives Scale are available from Craig A. Anderson's web site at Iowa State University. Anderson's research is on the impact of violence in the media including violent songs and violent video games.
Hurt Feelings From Leary, M. R., & Springer, C. (2001). Hurt feelings: The neglected emotion. In R. M. Kowalski (Ed.), Aversive behaviors and relational transgressions. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Hypersensitive Narcissism Scale This 23-item scale was recently presented by Jonathan Cheek, Holly Hendin, and Paul Wink at the 2013 Association for Research in Personality conference.
Impostorism From Leary, M. R., Patton, K., Orlando, A., & Funk, W. W. (2000). The impostor phenomenon: Self-perceptions, reflected appraisals, and interpersonal strategies. Journal of Personality, 68, 725-756.
Interaction Anxiousness From Leary, M. R. (1983). Social anxiousness: The construct and its measurement. Journal of Personality Assessment, 47, 66-75.
International Personality Item Pool According to their mission statement: The IPIP Website is intended to provide rapid access to measures of individual differences, all in the public domain, to be developed conjointly among scientists worldwide.
Janis Self-Esteem Scale From Jannis, I. L., & Field, P. B. (1959). The Jannis and Field personality questionnaire. In C. I. Hovland & I. L. Jannis (Eds), Personality and Persuasibility (pp. 300). New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
Leary's Interpersonal Behavior Circle Personal Inventory This page includes the full 128-item scale as well as scoring instructions for the Leary Interpersonal circumplex model of personality. The model uses the two dimensions of dominant-submissive and love-hate to form 16 categories. Find the full text of Leary's original 1957 paper here.
Life Story Interview The Foley Center for the study of lives at Northwestern University maintains a collection of scales related to development and narrative across the life span. The Life Story Interview is one qualitative measure used by Dan McAdams and his research team.
Locus of Control Here is a link to the 29-item Locus of Control Scale by Julian Rotter. The site includes a scoring key.
On-line Locus of Control Scale Here is a link to the 13-item Locus of Control Scale by Julian Rotter. This version provides a total score and discusses what high or low scores mean, but does not include a scoring key.
Locus of Control and Attributional Styles Test Discovery Health presents this online version of a 10-item locus of control scale with scoring and feedback. However, the real fun begins when you are asked to take the 47-item long version including scales measuring optimistic and pessimistic explanatory style, the three dimensions of internal-external, stable-unstable, global-specific, career and academic locus of control, belief in luck, health locus of control and more. All scales are scored automatically and feedback is provided.
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Machiavellianism Scale Is it better to be loved than feared? Or is it better to be feared than loved? Find out the extent to which you think like Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527), a diplomat from Florence, who gave advice to rulers of Italy. Based on Christie, R., & Geis, F. L. (1970). Studies in Machiavellianism. Academic Press.
Meaning in Life Questionnaire Michael F. Steger, director of the Laboratory for the Study of Meaning and Quality of Life explains The Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ) is a 10-item measure of the Presence of Meaning in Life, and the Search for Meaning in Life.
Mindset Scale When it comes to your own level of intelligence and other basic qualities, do you have more of a fixed mindset or more of a growth mindset? Take this 16-item quiz to find out your attitude toward basic abilities.
Morningness-Eveningness According to the website: Our questionnaire serves two main purposes: (1) to give you advice about your "circadian rhythm type," and (2) to pool your information (anonymously) with other users, which will help us understand how circadian rhythm types vary throughout the population.
Morningness-Eveningness Scale Horne, J. A. & Ostberg, O., (1976). A Self Assessment Questionnaire to Determine Morningness-Eveningness in Human Circadian Rhythms, International Journal of Chronobiology, 4, 97-110. Opens in PDF format.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Extroverted or Introverted? Thinking or Feeling? Check out this test based on the theories of Carl Jung.
Need to Belong From Leary, M. R., Kelly, K. M., Cottrell, C. A., & Schreindorfer, L. S. (2007). Individual differences in the need to belong: Mapping the nomological network. Unpublished manuscript, Duke University.
NEO Personality Inventory an online version of the IPIP representation of the NEO personality inventory. Includes both the original and a short version.
NPA Personality Test This test -- which measures Narcissism, Perfectionism, and Aggression -- is from the work of A.M. Benis who developed the NPA theory of personality based on the theories of Karen Horney.
Optimism-Pessimism: The LOT-R As Charles S. Carver explains, The Life Orientation Test (LOT) was developed to assess individual differences in generalized optimism versus pessimism. From Scheier, M. F., Carver, C. S., & Bridges, M. W. (1994). Distinguishing optimism from neuroticism (and trait anxiety, self-mastery, and self-esteem): A re-evaluation of the Life Orientation Test. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 67, 1063-1078. Click here for the Spanish and French versions.
The Positive and Negative Affect Scale (PANAS) The PANAS is based upon research demonstrating that self-reported mood states can be effectively classified on two dimensions. Each PANAS scale comprises ten specific mood-related adjectives rated on five-point scales of frequency over a two-week period.
The Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS-X) The PANAS-X, contains 60-items measuring general positive and negative affect and 11 specific affects including fear, sadness, guilt, hostility, shyness, fatigue, surprise, joviality, self-assurance, attentiveness, and serenity. This link is to the manual by David Watson and Lee Anna Clark (1994). Opens in PDF format. Also available in a Japanese version here
Perfectionism This 35-item online Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale was developed Randy Frost of Smith College, and appears on the BBC website. Individual results are reported on 6 subscales (concern over mistakes personal standards, parent expectations, parental criticism, doubting of actions, and organization and are compared to how other visitors scored.
Personal Attributes Questionnaire Characterizes gender in terms of agency (masculinity) and communion (femininity). From Spence, J.T., & Helmreich, R.L. (1978). Masculinity and femininity: Their psychological dimensions, correlates, and antecedents. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
Personal Attributes Questionnaire Ron Okada, at York University, Toronto maintains this collection of tests that students can use in research including the Authoritarianism-Rebellion Scale, Survey of Recent Life Experiences, The Body Esteem Scale, The Body Awareness Scale, Personal Attribute Questionnaire, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Current Thoughts Scale, Trust Scale and much, much more.
Positive Psychology Questionnaires The Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania maintains an extensive website on Positive Psychology. On their questionnaires page find background information and links to over 15 surveys used in positive psychology research including the Gratitude Questionnaire, Adult Hope Scale, Gratitude Scale, and more.
Preference for Solitude Scale From Burger, J. M. (1995). Individual differences in preference for solitude. Journal of Research in Personality, 29, 85-108, this 12-item scale measures individual differences in solitude, whether being away from others has a positive or negative on a person's well-being. Opens in Microsoft Word (doc) format. See Burger (1995) for a PDF of the original article.
Procrastination Scale (Lay, 1986) Ron Okada, York University, Toronto, maintains this handy page for his students conducting research. It contains scales and scoring instructions for many tests relevant for both social and personality psychology. The tests are available in PDF or Word 2002 formats for the downloading.
Procrastination Survey You can sign up here to take the procrastination survey of researchers Piers Steel, Rosa Hendijani and Chris Morin of the University of Calgary and to participate in their ongoing research on procrastination.
Prosocial Personality Battery 56 and 30 item from Penner, L. A., Fritzsche, B. A., Craiger, J. P., & Freifeld, T. S. (1995). Measuring the prosocial personality. In J. N. Butcher, & C. D. Spielberger (Eds.) Advances in personality assessment, (Vol. 12). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. Includes subscales measuring Social Responsibility (SR), Empathic Concern (EC), Perspective Taking (PT), Personal Distress (PD), Other-Oriented Moral Reasoning (O), Mutual Concerns moral reasoning (M), Self-reported altruism (SRA), Other-oriented empathy (sum of scores on SR, EC, PT, O, M) and Helpfulness (sum of PD (reversed) and SRA).
Q-Sort The entire book by Jack Block is available here in PDF format: Block, J. (1961). The Q-Sort Method in Personality Assessment and Psychiatric Research, Springfield, Ill.: Charles C.Thomas Publisher. See page 8, Table 1 for the original 100 California Q-Sort items.
Repertory Grid Technique The WebGrid V is a web-based implementation of Kelly's Rep Test.
Rorschach Ink Blots From Wikimedia Commons, a media file repository: The Rorschach inkblot test is a method of psychological evaluation. It is a projective test associated with the Freudian school of thought. Psychologists use this test to try to probe the unconscious minds of their patients. Check out the complete set of cards reproduced here. Scoring and interpretation not included.
Herman Rorschach’s 129 Birthday Google Doodle On November 8, 2013, Google honored Swiss psychologist Hermann Rorschach with a shape-changing doodle reminiscent of the famous personality test with his name (and controversial validity and reliability).
Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale From Rosenberg, M. (1989). Society and the Adolescent Self-Image. Revised edition. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press. An overview, background, references, questions and scoring for the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale are provided by the Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale Ron Okada, at York University, Toronto maintains this collection of tests that students can use in research including the Authoritarianism-Rebellion Scale, Survey of Recent Life Experiences, The Body Esteem Scale, The Body Awareness Scale, Personal Attribute Questionnaire, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Current Thoughts Scale, Trust Scale and much, much more.
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Satisfaction with Life Scale (Diener, Emmons, Larsen and Griffin, 1985) Ron Okada, York University, Toronto, maintains this handy page for his students conducting research. It contains scales and scoring instructions for many tests relevant for both social and personality psychology. The tests are available in PDF or Word 2002 formats for the downloading.
Scale of Positive and Negative Experience (SPANE) The Scale of Positive and Negative Experience by Diener et al. (2009) is a 12-item questionnaire includes six items to assess positive feelings and six items to assess negative feelings. For both the positive and negative items, three of the items are general (e.g., positive, negative) and three per subscale are more specific (e.g., joyful, sad).
Self-Assessment Library Prentice Hall Business Publishing sponsors this site edited by Stephen P. Robbins: This Web site contains online surveys, which allow you to assess your knowledge, beliefs, feelings, and actions in regard to a wide range of personal skills, abilities, and interests. The assessments are automatically graded, self-scoring exercises that generate individual analysis, which you can print out.
Self-Consciousness Scale from Scheier, M. F., & Carver, C. S. (1955). The Self-consciousness scale: A Revised version for use with general populations. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 15(8), 687-699.
Self-Control Scale Both the short and the long version of this scale, and scoring instructions, are available here. From Tangney, J. P., Baumeister, R. F., & Boone, A. L. (2004). High Self-Control Predicts Good Adjustment, Less Pathology, Better Grades, and Interpersonal Success. Journal of Personality, 72(2), 271-322.
Self-Efficacy Scale Perceived self-efficacy scale by Matthias Jerusalem and Ralf Schwarzer in 1981. According to the developers: The Generalized Self-Efficacy Scale is a 10-item psychometric scale that is designed to assess optimistic self-beliefs to cope with a variety of difficult demands in life. In contrast to other scales that were designed to assess optimism, this one explicitly refers to personal agency, i.e., the belief that one's actions are responsible for successful outcomes. Available in 30 different languages including Arabic, Korean, Spanish, Japanese and others.
Janis Self-Esteem Scale From Jannis, I. L., & Field, P. B. (1959). The Jannis and Field personality questionnaire. In C. I. Hovland & I. L. Jannis (Eds), Personality and Persuasibility (pp. 300). New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
Self-Monitoring Scale from Snyder, M. (1974). Self Monitoring of expressive behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 30, 526-537. This scale measures the extent to which people regulate their expressiveness to fit the cues of the situation.
Sensation Seeking Scale Do you seek thrills or play safe? Find out with the sensation-seeking questionnaire by Marvin Zuckerman, University of Delaware.
Sensation Seeking: Thrill Seeker or Chill Seeker? Ken Carter designed this online version of the Zuckerman's Sensation Seeking Scale. You can take the 40-item test and the site will tell you how you score overall and on the individual subscales of Boredom Susceptibility, Disinhibition, Experience Seeking, and Thrill & Adventure Seeking. Bonus: respondents’ results are combined to draw a map of sensation seeking scores around the world and within the United States.
Sex and the Brain From the BBC sponsored website: Find out more about "brain sex" differences by taking the Sex ID test, a series of visual challenges and questions used by psychologists in the BBC One television series Secrets of the Sexes. Get a brain sex profile and find out if you think like a man or a woman, see if you can gaze into someone's eyes and know what they're thinking, find out why scientists are interested in the length of your fingers, see how your results relate to theories about brain sex.
Sexual Attitudes Links to 8 measures of sexual attitudes including attitudes towards abstinence, sexual risks scale, sexual self-concept questionnaire and more.
Sexual Behavior Scales. The Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) at the University of California, San Francisco, provides various surveys designed and tested by CAPS scientists for use by HIV prevention program planners and designers. Topics include condom use, sexual attitudes, the National Sexual Health Survey, and much, much more. Many instruments are designed for multicultural populations and are available in Spanish and English.
Sexual Orientation Worksheet Based on the work of Fritz Klein taken from the original Kinsey Scale.
Shyness Scale The revised version of the original scale by Cheek, J.M., & Buss, A.H. (1981). Shyness and sociability. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 41, 330-339.
Social Physique Anxiety From Hart, E. A., Leary, M. R., & Rejeski, W. J. (1989). The measurement of social physique anxiety. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 11, 94-104.
State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) The STAI is a validated 20 item self report assessment device which includes separate measures of state and trait anxiety. Recommended for studying anxiety in research and clinical settings.
Temperament An on-line self-test for adults.
Ten Item Personality Measure (TIPI) The measure itself, as well as the original article is available here in PDF format. Gosling, S. D., Rentfrow, P. J., & Swann, W. B., Jr. (2003). A Very Brief Measure of the Big Five Personality Domains. Journal of Research in Personality, 37, 504-528.
Tests for Student Use Ron Okada, at York University, Toronto maintains this collection of tests that students can use in research including the Authoritarianism-Rebellion Scale, Survey of Recent Life Experiences, The Body Esteem Scale, The Body Awareness Scale, Personal Attribute Questionnaire, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Current Thoughts Scale, Trust Scale and much, much more.
Thematic Apperception Test While this blogger suggests that we use these images for a writing assignment, astute visitors will recognize these as 7 cards from the original Thematic Apperception Test by Henry A. Murray and Christiana D. Morgan.
Trust Scale Ron Okada, at York University, Toronto maintains this collection of tests that students can use in research including the Authoritarianism-Rebellion Scale, Survey of Recent Life Experiences, The Body Esteem Scale, The Body Awareness Scale, Personal Attribute Questionnaire, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Current Thoughts Scale, Trust Scale and much, much more.
Twenty Statements Test The TST is a long-standing psychological and social psychological "test" for use in regards to one's sense of self. In particular, it helps identify those self-designations which may be due more to our roles than who we really are or could be. It's very simple to administer...just ask someone to write the question, Who am I? at the top of a page and then have them answer it 20 times. [Includes] guidelines to help assess the answers given.
Values in Action Survey Register to take and receive feedback for the 240-item self-report VIA Inventory of Strengths, or just click to see the VIA Classification of six virtues and 24 character strengths. Registration is free.
Values Test George Boeree of Shippensburg University adapted the following test from A Study of Values, by Allport, Vernon, and Lindzey to provide insight into the theories of Gordon Allport's. Boeree warns that due to the brevity of the test the results should not be taken too seriously.
What I Am I Like? The BBC developed this brief personality test modeled after the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator for fun to illustrate how personality type theory works. Through a series of 20 questions participants find out whether they are a planner or spontaneous, more into fact or ideas, lead with their heads or hearts, or an Extravert or an Introvert. The result is one of 16 personality types.
Your Personality Maintained by R. Chris Fraley at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who explains this page hosts questionnaires and quizzes on relationships, personality, personality types, dependency, attachment, intimacy, intimate relationships, personality types, attachment styles, attachment patterns, relationship types, relationship patterns, closeness, relationships, marriage, love, love tests, love styles, politics, George Bush, and John Kerry.
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