Psychology Tools is a free to use website dedicated to providing psychology professionals, students, and the general public with transparent access to academically validated psychological assessment tools. We strive to provide test, questionnaires, and assessments in the most streamlined format possible, through a simple interface coupled with automatic scoring.
We only use assessments derived from scholarly psychological journals which have a history of practical application. Our automatic scoring system is designed to save time, prevent human error, and demystify the scoring process. Our results include both raw scores and indicative score ranges wherever possible.
We take the digital privacy of our users very seriously and strive to minimize the intrusiveness of our site.
We retain absolutely no direct records of test results, neither specific nor generalized. Your results will never been seen by anyone other than yourself unless you actively choose to share it. By default, all of the integrated social media widgets on our site share only a link and description of a particular test, never your particular test results. The only way your results will be shared by social media is if you modify the default message and manually input your score data. While we encourage visitors to share our tests with each other, we urge you exercise caution when sharing such personal information in such a permanent and public medium.
Contact and personal information contained in emails or other communications will only be used for the limited purpose responding to such messages.
Our expenses are offset by displaying content-aware advertising on some of our pages, which we hope to keep as unobtrusive as possible. Our contextual ads are served through the Google AdSense service. The advertising displayed on our site offers useful, relevant products and services which we hope enrich, not detract from, the user experience.
We attempt to minimize the specificity of the data we retain; we will never sell this information to third parties; we share user data (to the extent we have such data) with law enforcement or other government entities only when compelled to do so by court order.
While we do not collect any information for the purposes of personally identifying individuals, we do use some third-party statistics programs to monitor our site and permit voluntary sharing via social media:
- Google Analytics - We use Google Analytics to discover generalized statistics about traffic on our pages in order to diagnose technical problems and improve resource allocation.
- Google Plus - We implement the Google Plus API to permit users to share tests and results. Any data shared over Google Plus is solely done on an opt-in basis and by a direct request from a user. In short, nothing is shared unless you click "+1" and confirm the content to be posted.
- Facebook - We implement the Facebook API to permit users to share tests and results. Any data shared over Facebook is solely done on an opt-in basis and by a direct request from a user. In short, nothing is shared unless you click "Share" and confirm the content to be posted.
- Twitter - We implement the Twitter API to permit users to tweet about tests and results. Any data shared over Twitter is solely done on an opt-in basis and by a direct request from a user. In short, nothing is shared unless you click "Tweet" and confirm the content to be posted.
Psychology Tools implements a number of technologies designed to protect the privacy and integrity of your data when visiting our site.
- TLS/SSL Encryption (HTTPS) - TLS encryption protects your privacy when browsing online. The standard HTTP protocol transmits requests for pages, and the content of those pages, in clear text. This means that information can be intercepted by any of the many computers between you and Psychology Tools' servers. Optional SSL encryption was enabled for the entire site in . Due to the possible sensitive nature of the results of our tests, and in general support of a more secure internet, we have decided to turn on SSL encryption by default for all connections as of .
- Tor Onion Service - As of , we have begun beta tests related to offering the site as a Tor onion service, also known as a hidden service. This allows users the option to interact with our site over the tor network. Using this method will allow users to access the site in countries where it is blocked. It will also provide additional privacy safeguards in places where the internet is heavily monitored. Please note this implementation is still in it’s early stages and should not be used in circumstances where strongly negative consequences are a threat. You can access the onion service by visiting q4yv4muuviiwsag4m6bypay42c7ay3sgir2j4xbeu4a76qnxbq3sgwqd.onion using the Tor Browser.
We are not medical or psychiatric professionals. The information provided on this website is for educational and entertainment purposes only. The assessments on this website are not intended to diagnose any disease or condition and should not be solely relied on, even by mental health or health care professionals, for this or any similar purpose.
No one other than a trained mental health professional can diagnose or treat a psychological condition. If you have any concerns about your health, please talk to a professional. Please visit the Getting Help page for more information.
While the tests on this page are reproduced as faithfully as possible, we make no warranty as to their validity or accuracy. Tests may contain typos or errors in coding which may result in incorrect scores. The scoring ranges are averages and estimates which are not universally applicable. Only direct, personal interaction with a mental health professional can provide you with an accurate assessment of your symptoms.
Some of the questionnaires appearing on this site have been adapted from clinician-administered or third person assessments to self assessment type models. These adapted versions may not be as reliable since the symptoms of some psychological conditions, and human nature itself, often prevents objective assessment of one's own behavior.
Where parts of original works are incorporated into our tests, we will always provide citations to such works, which are the respective intellectual property of their authors, publishers, academic institutions of origin, other valid copyright holders, or the public domain.
The Psychology Tools website transforms the portions of these original works into interactive and automatically scored tests in a manner that we intend to be in line with fair use. However, if you are a valid copyright holder for a work used in part on this website, and you would believe that one of our pages violates your copyrights, please send our administrator a DMCA notice via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly and expeditiously remove the offending content.
For any questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact us via e-mail.