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PSY453 Psychometrics and Psychological Testing

A Study Guide for PSY453 Psychometrics and Psychological Testing

Getting Started

Getting Started

This library guide serves as a resource list for students of PSY453 Psychometrics and Psychological Testing (or if you would simply like to learn more about this topic).

Learn how to search for the materials you need, discover some keywords and key phrases you could use, and check out our suggested journals and databases.

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Sample Keywords

When you find appropriate items, use keywords and subject headings from the records to improve your subsequent searches.

Sample keywords and key phrases in Psychometrics and Psychological Testing might include the following.

  • Psychological testing
  • Research and data convergence
  • Validation strategies
  • Neurological testing
  • Testing ethics
  • Test standardisations
  • Screening tools
​Also, consider combining your topic with these terms:
  • Psychological Testing AND ethics
  • Psychological Testing AND effectiveness
  • Psychological Testing AND theory
  • Psychological Testing AND bias


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Some eBook Recommendations

Here are some eBooks we've picked out for you, which we believe to be relevant for your course.

While these resources are here to support your research and learning, do check with your lecturer(s) on the required/necessary readings for your course.

This list is sorted alphabetically by the author(s)'s last name.

(Hover your mouse over the 'i' for descriptions of the books!)


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Relevant Journals


Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment  Journal of Counseling Psychology  Cover of Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science  Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research & Perspective

Cover of International Journal of Testing Cover of Statistics 


(from top right to bottom left, horizontally:)

  1. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment
  2. Journal of Counseling Psychology
  3. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science
  4. Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research & Perspective 
  5. International Journal of Testing
  6. Journal of Interpretation Research
  7. Journal of Official Statistics

Suggested Readings

(Once again, these are readings to supplement your research and learning. Do check with your lecturer(s) for the required readings for your course.)

  • Social Cognition Psychometric Evaluation: Results of the Initial Psychometric Study from Schizophrenia Bulletin, 2016-03, Vol.42 (2), p.494-504
    "The BLERT and Hinting task showed the strongest psychometric properties across all evaluation criteria and are recommended for use in clinical trials. The ER-40, Eyes Task, and TASIT showed somewhat weaker psychometric properties and require further study. The AIHQ, RAD, and Trustworthiness Task showed poorer psychometric properties that suggest caution for their use in clinical trials."


  • The Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5): Development and Initial Psychometric Evaluation from Journal of Traumatic Stress, 2015-12, Vol.28 (6), p.489-498
    "The Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist (PCL) is a widely used DSM-correspondent self-report measure of PTSD symptoms. The PCL was recently revised to reflect DSM-5 changes to the PTSD criteria. In this article, the authors describe the development and initial psychometric evaluation of the PCL for DSM-5 (PCL-5). Psychometric properties of the PCL-5 were examined in 2 studies involving trauma-exposed college students".


Relevant Databases

Here are some databases we believe would be most relevant

Should you be looking for a more interdisciplinary approach, we would recommend you expand your search to other databases, too.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform with over 13,000 courses. A few relevant examples might include:

Databases: Newspapers & Magazines