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How valid is Lumosity's Brain Performance Index and what normative information is available?

Because it has been a few years since Jeromy's original answer, and because I just read a very apt article, I will venture an update on the state of the field with respect to the BPI's validity. ...
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Is there any standardized test / questionnaire to measure frustration?

Frustration is measured in various ways. In psychology, frustration is seen as occurring when an anticipated reward or outcome is blocked (Berkowitz, 1989). The block can be either internal (the ...
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Why might a person get widely varying scores on different online IQ tests?

Firmin et al. (2008) tested the validity of a handful of online IQ tests by having college students complete IQ tests at three different websites and also complete a validated lab measure, the ...
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Name of a cognitive test assessing whether a child can think independently

The first one is a test if a child has understood conservation of matter. It is an example of a conservation task. These belong to the tests used in the framework of Piaget to test what stage of ...
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Is there an accurate online IQ test for measuring 160+ IQs?

To add to the existing answers (of which @what's gets special mention), an issue I don't think has really been addressed is the statistical reason for it being so difficult to measure extremely high ...
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Are Rorschach (inkblot) tests still used as a diagnostic tool?

Yes, they are still in use, and they provide rather bad information. My former advisor once worked with a clinician who told him that the main reason they're any better than using the weather report ...
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Is there a test that measures gender dysphoria?

Short answer Yes. Background A cursory Google Scholar search with the key terms Gender Dysphoria Questionnaire brought up The Gender Identity/Gender Dysphoria Questionnaire for Adolescents and ...
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How do psychologists ensure they are measuring innate intelligence and not just education?

Short answer Any intelligence test will be designed for a certain target population. That target population's score is set at an index of 100 for the standard IQ test. The same test applied to people ...
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Is there an open-source / free official Myers-Briggs assessment I can adopt?

The Open Extended Jungian Type Scales is a open source alternative to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. The Open Extended Jungian Type Scales was developed to be an open source alternative to the ...
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DISC correlation with Big Five personality

According to Jones and Hartley (2013), it's a test seldom mentioned in textbooks, but "used extensively in industry", more precisely in business organizations. Thee same paper also provides cross-...
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Free online intelligence test with norm table, high reliability, and must be printable?

I just found out about ICAR. The International Cognitive Ability Resource is a public-domain assessment tool which aims to encourage the broader assessment of cognitive abilities in psychology ...
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Which are the most accredited tests for measuring personality traits?

How many personality factors are there? The history of personality testing can be summarised in terms of an initial period where there was a vast number of personality traits. In response to this, ...
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Why are the Big Five factors of personality correlated?

There are no personality models in which the factors are orthogonal in the strict sense of being at 90 degrees from one another, unless an orthogonal rotation method is used to extract them. I think ...
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Psychology test stimuli recommended shapes

If your goal is to find a set of shapes that are unique and easily distinguishable from each other, you might be interested in stimuli that get used in visual statistical learning experiments (e.g. ...
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Why do men have greater variance than women in mental test scores?

I've heard two theories related to genetics. Mental traits are massively polygenic (many genes with tiny effects). Men (XY) do not have a duplicate X chromosome like women (XX), which means that ...
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Can a person be brilliant even though slow at resolving problems?

An otherwise 'brilliant' person can be slow at solving certain problems, yes. And no, cognitive performance is not the same thing as running a marathon. A marathon measures your ability to reach a ...
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Significance of 4 stimulus cards in the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test?

I cannot tell you why they chose four cards, but I do know that it is perfectly fine to use three, (e.g. Niv and colleagues, 2015). To give you more info on why the WCST is used in the study by Niv. ...
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Standardised test to measure workplace stress

Although it is not exactly stress, there are many self-rating scales for workload. The most popular one is the NASA-Task Load Index (NASA-TLX; Hart & Staveland, 1988; see also here). The NASA-TLX ...
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Can a shorter IQ test be devised that provides a more approximate measure of IQ?

Yes, what you say is entirely possible. If precision is not as much of an issue, it is possible to devise a test (of anything, not just a test of IQ) which would return a score of, say, 115 plus or ...
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What is the Golden Standard of Testing Fluid Intelligence?

You'll find an answer here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluid_and_crystallized_intelligence#Measurement_of_fluid_intelligence As it mentions, Raven's Progressive Matrix is a popular option that ...
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What are the standard mental health tests that are available online?

There's no "standard" on-line test for mood disorders. The only standard one is [semi-]structured evaluation (e.g. SCID-5) by a mental health professional. With that disclaimer aside, there are some ...
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How to answer questions that don't seem to be possible to be answered on a Strongly disagree - Strongly agree scale and what's their point?

Really good question - I've had this exact conversation with a student. It's important to understand that mature scales are validated: In the fields of psychological testing and educational ...
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Why are the Big Five factors of personality correlated?

This previous answer talks about evidence for a global or possibly two factor model partially explaining the correlations between the Big 5. In general this global factor may reflect some form of ...
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What to call measures obtained between pre-test and post-test?

People use a wide range of language to describe measurement points in repeated measures design. For example if you measured some dependent variable on multiple occasions you might have something like:...
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What test could I use to measure the short-term memory capacity of a group of people?

There are several commonly used measures of Short Term Memory (STM). Memory span: lists of items are presented sequentially and the participant has to repeat each list after it ends. The lists ...
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Is there an accurate online IQ test for measuring 160+ IQs?

Have a look at the different High IQ societies here: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/High_IQ_society The best societies to look at for 160+ are: eximia high IQ society Mega Society GenerIQ Society Giga ...
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How does one make a decision between different cognitive tests for the same construct?

There are systematic ways to compare similar tests and determine which test best fits your needs. Construct Definition Identify the constructs (in this case, traits or abilities) you are interested ...
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Do different methods of testing memory for character sequences result in different brain activation?

Yes, they do, but not all of these are different methods for testing memory. Because of the way you've set up the stimulus presentation here, these are effectively all serial verbal working memory ...
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What is the state of the art in computerised coding of Thematic Apperception Tests (TATs)?

The state of the art in computer-scored Thematic Apperception Tests (TAT) as of 2015 appears to be that computer-scored TATs do not exist. There does not appear to be any relevant results on Google ...
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