PsycTESTS is a rich source of structured information about psychological tests and measures reported in scholarly psychological literature, as well as a repository for the content of these test instruments when available.

Using the Browse By menu on the left, you can look for PsycTESTS by Test Name & AcronymConstructTest Author, Year, or Instrument Type. Results include both commercial and non-commercial tests by default, but you can choose to exclude either of these attributes. When browsing by ConstructTest AuthorYear, or Instrument Type, the number of Test Master Profiles is displayed in parentheses. You can view the test Summary from the results list, and when available, follow links to other Test Versions and/or the content of the Test.

Browsing by Test Name & Acronym displays an alphabetized list of the tests and measures indexed in the database. You can use the Jump To field to search for either the full name or acronym of the test.



Browsing by Construct displays a list of test constructs in alphabetical order. Each category has a set of plus/minus icons  (+/-) to expand and collapse the list of tests (including alternate names and acronyms) indexed with that construct. You can also use the Jump To field to narrow your search to the name of the construct specified in the test record.



Browsing by Test Author displays an alphabetical list of authors (individual and institutional). Click on the test author’s name or the plus/minus icons  (+/-) to expand and collapse the list of tests for that author. You can also use the Jump To field to search for a specific author’s last name.



Browsing by Year displays 10-year increments in reverse chronological order, with the range containing the current year expanded by default. Drill down to browse by year and get information about a specific test:

  • Click on the plus icon next to the year range to expand it and display the links for specific years;
  • Click on a year to browse a list of test names published in that year; then
  • Click on the name of a test to open the PsycTESTS test record.

"To display the list of all individual years, click the grid icon to the right of the 'Browse by Year' heading"


You can also directly access the entire list of individual years for records of tests dating back to 1896 by clicking on the grid icon in the upper right corner.

"To toggle the display between individual years and year ranges, click the grid icon to the right of the 'Browse by Year' heading"


Clicking on an individual year allows you to browse the alphabetical list of test records for that year. You can also use the Jump To field to search for a specific test name or acronym.



Browsing by Instrument Type groups the test records according to the controlled list of primary testing categories. Click a category name to browse the related alphabetical list of test records.



Want to learn more? View the related tutorial on our YouTube channel: Browsing Tests on APA PsycNET (closed-captioned).