How can I use the tests I find in PsycTESTS?

Look for the Permissions field. When it reads “May use for Research/Teaching,” the test can be used for non-commercial research or educational purposes. This also permits general use in a clinical setting. However, it is important to note that most tests in the database do not include all the materials you need to administer and score the test.  Although the test text itself is provided, supplemental material such as instructor guides and answer sheets typically are not.

To use a test for commercial gain or to reproduce it for other uses, you are required to contact the copyright owner for permission.  For example, republishing a test or reproducing it on the open internet require copyright owner permission, as does using a test in research intended to support commercial gain.

You can use the information in the records to contact the author or publisher for this permission. Even if you are not using the test in a commercial setting, you may wish to contact the author for additional information about the test that will help you understand how best to administer it and interpret the results.

Can I administer these tests to patients or participants in a study?

Look for the Permissions field. When it reads “May use for Research/Teaching,” the test can be used for non-commercial research or educational purposes. This also permits general use in a clinical setting. To use a test for commercial gain or to reproduce it for other uses, you are required to contact the copyright owner for permission.  For example, republishing a test or reproducing it on the open internet require copyright owner permission, as does using a test in research intended to support commercial gain.

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