Psychological Testing

In the field of Psychology, there are many different ways to assess clients or patients. Many psychologists use multiple tests and interviews to help patients. Below are categories of each assessment instrument or method, as well as examples:

  • Clinical Interviews
  • Personality Tests
    • Minnesota Multiphase Personality Inventory (MMPI)
    • The Million Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI)
  • Projective Tests
    • Rorschach Inkblot Test
    • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
  • General Tests
    • General Health Questionnaire (GHQ)
  • Neuropsychological tests
    • Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST)
    • Halstead-Reitman Neuropsychological Battery
    • Visual Motor Gestalt Test
  • Intelligence Tests
    • Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale
    • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
    • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
  • Tests for Different Symptoms
    • Beck Depression Scale
    • Beck Anxiety Inventory
  • Behavioral Observation
  • Psychophysiological Tests
    • Electroencephalography (EEG)
    • Biofeedback

Below are some additional resources and more information about some of the assessments above.

Additional Resources and Citations:

  • Beidel, D. C., Bulik, C. M., & Stanley, M. A. (2014). Abnormal psychology. New Jersey, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
  • http://www.pearsonclinical.com/psychology/products/100000461/minnesota-multiphasic-personality-inventory-2-mmpi-2.html
  • https://psychcentral.com/lib/rorschach-inkblot-test/
  • http://www.utpsyc.org/TATintro/
  • https://www.gl-assessment.co.uk/products/general-health-questionnaire-ghq/
  • http://www.psytoolkit.org/experiment-library/wcst.html
  • https://www.stanfordbinet.net
  • http://www.apa.org/pi/about/publications/caregivers/practice-settings/assessment/tools/beck-depression.aspx
  • http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/biofeedback/home/ovc-20169724