Types of Assessments Used in Psychology


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A psychological assessment provides information about:

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1. Which psychological assessment should be used when looking for patterns, subconscious themes, or feelings?

2. A researcher is looking for standardized, objective information found in a personality assessment. Which psychological assessment is the best fit?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand psychological assessments in this quiz and worksheet combo. Quiz questions can be used to find out what you know about what psychological assessments are and the different types that are used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you take the quiz, you'll be tested on the following:

  • What category of test the SAT and ACT fit under
  • Characteristics of different types of psychological assessments
  • Types of aptitude tests

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychological assessments lesson
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant concepts to view the SAT and ACT exams from a new perspective
  • Information recall- access what you know about the purpose and process of various assessments

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to psychological assessments, read through the brief lesson entitled Types of Assessments Used in Psychology. This lesson will help you:

  • Define psychological assessment
  • Recall projective tests and what they can tell about a person's subconscious
  • Learn about the use of inventory-type tests that measure a person's characteristics and/or attitudes
  • Understand what an aptitude test is and the different kinds: speed tests and power tests