Psychological / Personality

Psychological Empowerment Instrument

The Psychological Empowerment Instrument developed by Dr. Gretchen M. Spreitzer is a tool used by many company owners that wish to be successful in today’s global business environments. Spreitzer claims that the elite organizations gain top level managers and enhance creativity in their employees by empowering their employees to take initiative without prodding and to

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Quality of Life Index for Adults (A-QLI)

The Quality of Life Index for Adults (A-QLI) is a comprehensive multidimensional measurement tool that is able to reflect the complexity of Quality of Life outcomes in older adults. This instrument features a full range of health and functional outcomes. Older adults taking this questionnaire are asked about their physical, emotional, and social well-being. They

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PTSD Symptom Scale (PSS-I)

The PTSD Symptom Scale (PSS-I) first published in 1993, is a semi-structured 17-item interview aiding in assessing the presence and severity of DSM-IV PTSD symptoms. The symptoms would be related to an identified traumatic event in an individual with a known trauma history. Any trained individual can administer the scale and it takes 15 to

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Post-traumatic Stress Diagnostic Scale (PDS)

The Post-traumatic Stress Diagnostic Scale (PDS) provides a brief and reliable self-report measure of individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder. This instrument can be used in both research and clinical settings. This Post-traumatic Stress Diagnostic Scale (PDS) is used on individuals who identify themselves as victims of a traumatic event. Since the PDS is a self-administered

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Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWB)

The Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWB) is a general indicator of perceived well-being used for the assessment of individual and congregational spiritual well-being. The scale is composed of 20 items. Ten of the items assesses Religious well-being and the other 10 assesses Existential well-being. The SWB provides a subscale for Religious and Existential well-being as well

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Psychological Empowerment Instrument

The Psychological Empowerment Instrument developed by Dr. Gretchen M. Spreitzer is a tool used by many company owners that wish to be successful in today’s global business environments. Spreitzer claims that the elite organizations gain top level managers and enhance creativity in their employees is by empowering their employees to take initiative without prodding and

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Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K6)

The Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K6) is an abbreviated version of the K10, widely used measure for either screening or severity. Due to the K6’s brevity and consistency across sub-samples, it is preferred when screening for mood or anxiety disorders. Four questions are not used in the K6: the ‘tired out for no good reason’

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Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10)

The Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) is designed to measure anxiety and depression through a 10-item questionnaire. Each question pertains to an emotional state and each has a five-level response scale. This instrument uses a consumer self-report measure making it a desirable method of assessment because it depends on the clinicians genuine pursuit to collect

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Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WAYS)

The Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WAYS)  is used to measure the coping processes.  As the definitive coping measure, the WAYS can assess and identify thoughts and actions that individuals use to cope with the stressful encounters of everyday living.  Researchers have used it in many different studies to investigate the components and determinants of coping.

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The Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI)

The Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI) is a forced-choice personality test that has been scientifically validated and is comprised of 144 paired statements.  This test takes about 40 minutes to complete and produces a full personality profile across all nine personality types.  The forced-choice format yields information not only about the user’s main personality type,

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Validity Indicator Profile (VIP)

The Validity Indicator Profile uses verbal and nonverbal subtests to measure response styles that are used by neuropsychologists, forensic psychologists, clinical psychologists, civil and criminal lawyers.  Test results help assess cognitive, neuropsychological, and other types of testing and whether they are valid representatives of peoples’ actual capacities.  The four response styles are Compliant, Inconsistent, Irrelevant,

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Thought Control Questionnaire (TCQ)

Developed as a measure of recurrent thinking, the Thought Control Questionnaire (TCQ) tests subjects’ responses to unpleasant thoughts that they experience. It allows for research in developing techniques to control unpleasant and unwanted thoughts. Testing is based on five subscales: Distraction, Social Control, Worry, Punishment, and Re-appraisal. The TCQ is a self-report questionnaire that consists

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Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis (T-JTA)

The Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis is an instrument for assessing the influence of an individual’s personal characteristics in relationships.  The test is used in counseling for couples or individuals, premarital sessions, and marriage enrichment.  T-JTA aids professionals in identifying individual improvement and providing the client with self-awareness with factors affecting relationships. Approximately 60 minutes is required

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State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2 (STAXI-2)

The State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2 (STAXI-2) assesses various areas of anger and the traits of experiencing anger. A common use for the STAXI is to collect information for people with anger issues and for creating treatment plans. Participants are asked to respond to 57 items using a 4-point scale (“Not at all” to “Almost Always”).

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Social Interaction Self-Statement Test (SISST)

The Social Interaction Self-Statement Test is a commonly used self-report test for social anxiety. A 30-item test is part of the SISST, including 15 negative and 15 positive statements in which the participants respond; furthermore, the answering scale ranges from 1, “hardly ever had the thought,” 5, “very often had the thought.”. The original version

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Quality of Life Index (QLI)

The Quality of Life Index (QLI), Copyright 1984 and 1998 (USA) by Carol Estwing Ferrans and Marjorie Powers, was developed to measure quality of life, defined as “a person’s sense of well-being that stems from satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the areas of life that are important to him/her”(1). The QLI measures importance of, and satisfaction

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Profile of Mood States (POMS)

The Profile of Mood States (POMS) original scale contains 65 self-report items using the 5-point Likert Scale. Participants can choose from 0 (not at all) to 4 (extremely). The test takes approximately 3 to 7 minutes for healthy participants, and longer for the physically ill. Authors Douglas M. McNair, Maurice Lorr, and Leo F. Droppleman,

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Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS)

The Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) comprises two mood scales, one that measures positive affect and the other which measures negative affect. Used as a psychometric scale, the PANAS can show relations between positive and negative affect with personality stats and traits. Ten descriptors are used for each PA scale and NA to define

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NEO Personality Inventory-Revised (NEO PI-R)

Developed as a measure of the Five Factor Model, the NEO Personality Inventory-Revised uses these five dimensions – emotional, interpersonal, experiential, attitudinal, and motivational styles – to evaluate adult personality.  A purpose for this instrument is a resource for such professionals as counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, doctors, vocational counselors, and educators. The NEO PI-R has two

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Narcissistic Personality Inventory-40 (NPI-40)

A further refinement of earlier NPI versions developed by Raskin and Hall containing 80 and 54 items, respectively, the shortened Narcissistic Personality Inventory-40 (NPI-40) was subjected to three different studies by it’s authors in 1988 to analyze it’s construct validity, and has been used and examined in many studies to date.  Daniel Ames developed the

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Narcissistic Personality Inventory-16 (NPI-16)

The Narcissistic Personality Inventory-16 (NPI-16) is a shortened form of the NPI-40 for measuring subclinical narcissism. When situations do not allow the longer 40-item version, this 16-item version is used. The NPI-16 has been shown to have meaningful face, discriminant, internal and predicative validity. Authors Daniel Ames, Paul Rose, & Cameron P. Anderson (2006). Reliability

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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is commonly used instrument for the evaluation of a person’s personality and behavior. Currently there exist five forms of MBTI: Form M, Form M self-scorable, Form G, Form G self-scorable, and Form Q. The test has been translated into 21 different languages and has established itself as a useful method in

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Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI)

The widely used test, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), is a method for identifying personal, social, and behavioral issues in psychiatric patients. The current version of this instrument is the MMPI-2. The test consists of 10 clinical subscales but also validity scales to assure that the results are not falsely represented. There also exists the

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Millon Index of Personality Styles Revised (MIPS)

The Millon Index of Personality Styles Revised, MIPS, evaluates personality styles specifically for adults.  This instrument is used by employee screening, employee assistance, development programs, career planning, psychology testing, and counseling.  Eight subscales are the bases for the MIPS – Motivating Styles, Thinking Styles, Behaving Styles, and Validity Indices. Format for the MIPS includes 180

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Mental Health Inventory (MHI)

As a part of the National Health Insurance Study, the Mental Health Inventory (MHI) is a method for evaluating mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, behavioral control, positive effect, and general distress. This instrument helps in the measure of overall emotional functioning. The Mental Health Inventory includes 38 items in which the respondent uses

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Jackson Personality Inventory- Revised (JPI-R)

The Jackson Personality Inventory-Revised (JPI-R) is a measure of personality. The Jackson Personality Inventory- Revised determines important characteristics such as leadership, discipline, dependability, and the ability to make a good impression on others. The Jackson Personality Inventory-Revised provides an assessment of personality and demonstrates a variety of cognitive, social and value orientations, which affect an

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Inventory of Suicide Orientation (ISO-30)

As a suicide risk evaluation tool, the Inventory of Suicide Orientation-30 is used by psychologists, licensed social workers, and licensed counselors.  The ISO-30 is based on measurements of hopelessness and suicide outlook.  The instrument helps with identifying suicidal adolescents, encouraging counseling and communication, and monitors suicidal symptoms. Ten minutes is required to complete the 30-item

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Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R)

Developed to assess symptoms of psychopathy, the Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) is a diagnostic tool which allows people to rate their psychopathic or antisocial habits. The PCL-R is used for legal, clinical, or research purposes as a indicator of potential risk posed by subject or prisoners. Two parts are include the Hare PCL-R test: a

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General Self-Efficacy- Schwarzer (GSES)

The General Self-Efficacy Scale – Schwarzer (GSES, sometimes seen GSE), designed for ages 12 and up, was created to assess perceived self-efficacy regarding coping and adaptation abilities in both daily activities and isolated stressful events. It has been well known instrument internationally for two decades. The scale is unidimensional. Authors Matthias Jerusalem & Ralf Schwarzer,

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Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scale IV (FACES-IV)

The Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scale (FACES-IV) was developed to evaluate the adaptability and cohesion dimensions in family interactions. The most current version, FACES IV itself, is comprised of six family scales–two balanced and four unbalanced–of 7 items each, making 42 items. The FACES IV Package includes the Family Communication Scale and Family Satisfaction Scale,

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Experiences in Close Relationships (ECR)

This 36-item self report, Experiences in Close Relationships (ECR), is used to evaluate the construct of adult attachment. Participants rate each of the 36 statements about connection using a 7-point likert scale which ranges from 1-strongly disagree to 7-strongly agree. Authors: Brennan, Clark, & Shaver (1998). Revised: Fraley, Waller, and Brennan (2000) Short Form: Meifen

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Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS)

The Dyadic Adjustment Scale, or DAS, is a relationship adjustment self-report measure. Couples counseling, therapy, office, home are some of the environment in which the DAS is used. Paper-and-pencil and computer formats of the DAS are available. The participant must answer 32-items which takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes. A 6-scale response is used ranging

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Differential Ability Scales (DAS-II)

  The Differential Ability Scales (DAS-II) were developed as an evaluation tool for the cognitive ability and achievement of children.  Psychologists depend on the DAS-II to provide insight into the manner in which a child processes information, giving solutions to fix learning problems. For testing, the participants from the ages of 2-6 or 11-1 years must

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Derogatis Psychiatric Rating Scale (DPRS)

  The Derogatis Psychiatric Rating Scale (DPRS) is multidimensional scale for professionals to measure a patient’s psychological symptomatic distress.  Instruments, SCL-90-R and BSI, are closely associated with the DPRS;  the DPRS is used as a validity check for them.  The DPRS uses nine subscales to base the distress rating.  There is an additional test that

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Conners Comprehensive Behavior Rating Scales (CBRS)

The Conners Comprehensive Behavior Rating Scales (CBRS) is a large, multi-informant instrument used to gain a broad understanding or overview of a young person’s (6–18 years, 8–18 for self-report forms) behaviors, emotions, and academic and social profile. The assessment covers a wide spectrum from a pathological perspective, including the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental

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Collective Efficacy Scale

The Collective Efficacy Scale is a 10-item Likert-type scale developed to measure “collective efficacy, defined as social cohesion among neighbors combined with their willingness to intervene on behalf of the common good”1.  Collective efficacy was hypothesized and demonstrated to be a reliably measurable construct in the originating study. Authors Robert J. Sampson, Stephen W. Raudenbush,

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Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals (CELF)

The Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals (CELF) is an instrument for identifying and diagnosing disorders in language performance. The most recent version of the instrument is the fourth edition, CELF-4. This edition is structured around four levels of assessment: language disorder, nature of disorder, behaviors of the disorder, and how the disorder effects classroom performance.

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Caring Efficacy Scale (CES)

The Caring Efficacy Scale© (CES) was developed as a tool for conducting patient outcome and cost studies. The CES assesses how strongly one has developed a caring relationship with the client or patient. The implication of this survey instrument is that one has the ability, attitude and cognition needed to elicit a behavior in the direction

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California Psychological Inventory (CPI)

The California Psychological Inventory assesses social communication and interpersonal behavior.  Specifically, predicting an individual’s reaction, what they will say or do, under conditions is part of the purpose of the CPI. Also, the CPI shows how others will view and assess this individual. Participants are required to respond to 434 items self-report test.  Approximately 45

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Burns Brief Inventory of Communication and Cognition (Burns Inventory)

Planned for speech-language pathologists, the Burns Brief Inventory of Communication and Cognition determines the cognitive or communicative skills that are damaged in patients with neurological injury. This instrument focus on the three inventories – Right hemisphere, Left Hemisphere, and Complex Neuropathology – in order to evaluate which skills are damaged and which are necessary for

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Boredom Proneness Scale (BPS)

Developed to assess boredom, the Boredom Proneness Scale (BPS) was created in 1986. It is specifically used to determine the cause for periods of boredom and the steps to combat it. The subscales for the test include external stimulation, perception of time, constraints, affective responses, and focusing endurance. The test includes a 28 true false questions that

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Barron Welsh Art Scale (BWAS)

The Barron Welsh Art Scale (BWAS) is a non-verbal measure of creativity. It is very flexible in that it does not require respondents (children or adults) to read or write, and it can be administered in any language. Participants are asked to draw images which are then evaluated using scales based on Freudian primary processes.

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Attributional Style Questionnaire (ASQ)

The Attributional Style Questionnaire (ASQ) measures individual differences in attributional style. According to the reformulated learned helplessness model, depressive symptoms are associated with an attributional style in which uncontrollable bad events are attributed to internal (versus external), stable (versus unstable), and global (versus specific) causes. Participants are presented with 12 hypothetical events (half good, half

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Adult Attachment Scale (AAS)

The Adult Attachment Scale (AAS) was officially developed in 1990 but built on the earlier work of Hazen & Shaver (1987) and Levy & Davis (1988).  The scale was developed by decomposing the original three prototypical descriptions (Hazen & Shaver, 1987) into a series of 18 items. The scale consists of 18 items scored on

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Adult Attachment Projective (AAP)

Developed in 2001, the Adult Attachment Projective (AAP) is an instrument permitting the evaluation of adult attachment.  The test includes seven attachment images and one neutral image, 8 drawings in total, and the adult participants respond to these scenes. A similar instrument is the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) and also the Experience in Close Relationship

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Adjective Checklist (ACL)

The Adjective Checklist (ACL) contains 300 person-descriptive adjectives and adjectival phrases such as “absent-minded”, “active”, “dominant”, “adaptable”, and “jolly”.   It offers 37 standard trait assessment scales such as Communality, Endurance, Self-Control, Masculine/Feminine, etc.  Scoring is adjusted according to which items are checked, and variation in endorsement (number of items checked) is itself viewed as

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The Adaptive Behavior Assessment System (ABAS)

The Adaptive Behavior Assessment System (ABAS), developed by Patti Harrison & Thomas Oakland, is a method for comprehensive measure individuals with an adaptive behavior scale. ABAS is specifically used for responses to daily demands, formulating treatment steps, eligibility for service and Social Security, assessing a list of impairments and the individuals ability to independently live.

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16 Personality Factors (16PF)

The multi-purposed instrument, 16PF or 16 Personality Factors, is used as a career evaluation tool, for couples counseling and personality assessment.  16 PF is used by psychologists and counselors to provide job occupations that best fit the individuals’ characteristics.  Also, 16PF can identify such problems as anxiety, behavioral adjustment, academic, emotional, and social. When taking

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