List of tests

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The following is an alphabetized and categorized list of notable tests.

Clinical Psychology tests[edit]

Test Description Year
Beck Depression Inventory Measures severity of Depression 1961
DASS (psychology) Isolate and identify aspects of emotional disturbance 1965

Cognitive development tests[edit]

Test Description Year
Draw-A-Person Test Psychological projective for children. 1926
Knox Cubes Nonverbal intelligence test 1913
Modern Language Aptitude Test Foreign language proficiency attainment predictor. 1958
Multiple choice Determine the best possible answer from a list. 1915
Pimsleur Language Aptitude Battery Foreign language proficiency attainment predictor. 1966
Porteus Maze Test Measures psychological planning capacity. 1914

Intelligence tests[edit]

Medical tests[edit]

Test Description Year
Apgar test Quickly summarizes the health of newborn children. 1952
Biopsy Cell or tissue sampling for examination.  ?
Blood test Blood sample laboratory test.  ?
DNA test Genetic diagnosis of vulnerabilities to inherited diseases and more.  ?
Gait Abnormality Rating Scale A videotape-based analysis of 16 facets of human gait. 1996
Glucose Tolerance Test Glucose is given and blood samples taken afterward determine how quickly it is cleared from the blood. 1923
Ishihara colour test A color perception test for red-green color deficiencies. 1917
Liver function test Groups of blood tests that give information about the state of a patient's liver N/A
Lumbar puncture Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection to confirm or exclude conditions 1891
Mantoux test Tuberculosis screening tool. 1890
Pap smear Cervical screening used to detect pre-cancerous and cancerous processes in the endocervical canal.  ?
RAST test (radioallergosorbent test) Blood test used to determine the substances a subject is allergic to. 1974
Urea Breath Test A rapid diagnostic procedure used to identify infections by Helicobacter pylori.  ?
Wassermann test An antibody test for syphilis  ?

Self tests[edit]

Test Description Year
Mirror test Determines whether a non-human animal possesses the ability of self-recognition 1970
Sally-Anne test Measures a person's social cognitive ability to attribute false beliefs to others. 1985

Statistical tests[edit]

Personality tests[edit]

Test Description Year
Activity vector analysis (AVA) psychometric questionnaire designed to measure four personality factors 1942
Bem Sex-Role Inventory (Gender identification) 1974
California Psychological Inventory (Self-report inventory)
Eysenck Personality Questionnaire Assesses the personality traits 1985
Hare Psychopathy Checklist Psychopath presence 1970's
Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) Thinking preferences in people  ?
Holland Codes (RIASEC) (Personality-occupation matching) A theory of careers and vocational choice based upon personality types. 1990's
Keirsey Temperament Sorter Self-assessed personality questionnaire designed to help people better understand themselves.  ?
Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) The most widely used and researched standardized psychometric test of adult personality and psychopathology. 1943
Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI) A psychological assessment tool intended to provide information on psychopathology 1969
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) A psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. 1921
Pearson-Marr Archetype Indicator (PMAI) A self-test psychological personality inventory based in psychologist Carl Gustav Jung's notions of personality types. 1949
Robin Hood Morality Test A simple psychology test  ?
Rorschach inkblot test A psychological test in which subjects' perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex algorithms, or both. 1960's
Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire or 16PF Questionnaire (16PF) A multiple-choice personality questionnaire which was developed over several decades of research by Raymond B. Cattell 1940's
Taylor-Johnson Temperament Analysis A personality test designed to measure nine common personality traits for the assessment of individual adjustment. 1941
Temperament and Character Inventory An inventory for personality traits devised by Cloninger  ?
Thematic Apperception Test A projective psychological test 1930's
DISC assessment A behavior assessment tool based on the DISC theory of psychologist William Moulton Marston, which centers on four different behavioral traits: Dominance, inducement, submission, and compliance. 1928
The Hand Test A projective technique that utilizes ten unbound 3.5 x 4.5 inch cards 1983
EQSQ Test (Empathizing–systemizing theory) Suggests that people may be classified on the basis of their scores along two dimensions: empathizing (E) and systemizing (S)  ?
Forte Communication Style Profile A quantitatively validated communication style profiling instrument. 1978
HEXACO model of personality structure Personality Inventory Personality structure is a six-dimensional model of human personality  ?
International Personality Item Pool (IPIP) A public domain collection of items for use in personality tests. N/A
Newcastle Personality Assessor (NPA) A personality test designed to measure the test-taker's personality on five dimensions: Extroversion, Neuroticism, Conscientious, Agreeableness, and Openness.  ?
Swedish Universities Scales of Personality A personality test based on the older Karolinska Scales of Personality (KSP)  ?
The Birkman Method It is the personality assessment for improving people skills and aligning roles and relationships for maximum productivity and success. 1950
True Colors (personality) Test A personality profiling system created by Don Lowry 1979
Woodworth Personal Data Sheet Commonly cited as the first personality test WWI
Big Five personality traits Five broad domains or dimensions of personality that are used to describe human personality  ?
Revised NEO Personality Inventory A psychological personality inventory 1990

Pure-mathematical tests[edit]

Test Description Year
Fermat primality test A probabilistic test to determine whether a number is probable prime. 2001
Miller-Rabin primality test Determines whether a given number is prime  ?
Primality test Determines whether an input number is prime.  ?

Skills assessment tests[edit]

Language tests[edit]

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • iTEP (International Test of English Proficiency)
  • TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication)
  • TSE (Test of Spoken English)

Industrial and manufacturing tests[edit]

Test Description Year
Acceptance test A test conducted to determine if the requirements of a specification or contract are met. N/A
Crash test A form of destructive testing usually performed in order to ensure safe design standards in crashworthiness N/A
Moose test Performed to determine how well a certain vehicle evades a suddenly appearing obstacle. 1970's
Nondestructive testing (NDT/NDA) Analysis techniques used in science and industry to evaluate the properties of a material, component or system without causing damage. N/A
Sanity test A basic test to quickly evaluate whether a claim or the result of a calculation can possibly be true. N/A
Smoke test Preliminary testing to reveal simple failures severe enough to reject a prospective software release. N/A
Software testing An investigation conducted to provide stakeholders with information about the quality of the product or service under test. 1979
Stress test A form of deliberately intense or thorough testing used to determine the stability of a given system or entity. N/A
Unit test Software testing method by which individual units of source code are tested to determine whether they are fit for use. N/A

Laboratory (non-medical) tests[edit]

Test Description Year
Marsh test Detection of arsenic. 1836
Paternity test Biological parent–child relationship. 1920's
Radiocarbon dating Aging organic material. 1940's

Legal tests[edit]

Main article: Legal tests
Test Description Year
Berne three-step test Standardize possible limitations and exceptions to exclusive rights under their respective national copyright laws. 1967
Habitual residence test Standard used to determine the law which should be applied to determine a given legal dispute.  ?
Caroline test A 19th-century formulation of customary international law which said that the necessity for preemptive self-defense must be "instant, overwhelming, and leaving no choice of means, and no moment for deliberation."  ?

Miscellaneous and uncategorized tests[edit]

Test Description Year
Purity test An Internet meme purported to determine the user's degree of innocence in worldly matters. 1980's
Nuclear testing Determines the effectiveness, yield, and explosive capability of nuclear weapons. 1945
Wug test Demonstrated that young children possess implicit knowledge of linguistic morphology. 1958

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