Most of the images you find on the web will have some sort of copyright or ownership rights that will prevent you using them in lectures, posters or as dissertation stimuli for example. There are a number of free sources of images, and here they are! If you find any more please let Joe the psychology technician know.
https://pixabay.com and https://unsplash.com are searchable sources for free images.
You can also use search.creativecommons.org to search Flickr for images that are licensed for reuse. It allows you to filter by commericial/non-commercial reuse so it is very helpful.
You can also try:
More guidance for University of Brighton students using images
This page contains information on a range of measures (psychometric tests) freely available to psychology students, and the formats in which they are available. Please note this is a guide only and is not intended to be a definitive list. You are strongly encouraged to read the academic papers that accompany the tests and read around these to make sure the test is right for your purposes.
Your choice of measure should be discussed with your supervisor. Your supervisor must approve the measures you intend to use before you use them to collect data. If the questionnaire you need is accessible only by contacting the author, you must check with your supervisor before doing so. At the end of the page are links to other databases that contain many more measures if you can’t find what you are looking for here.
Links will take you direct to online resources. Please remember to reference these correctly if you use them. If you need advice, get in touch with your supervisor or contact the psychology technicians.
Where tests are marked with an asterisk (*) these are paper copies subject to copyright and held in the psychology lab store – if you would like to use any of these you will need to get approval from your supervisor.
If you would like to use a published test not on this list, or would like to add a test to the list, please contact a psychology technician.
Other databases of measures:
If you can’t find what you’re looking for in the list above, these websites also contain a wealth of free, validated measures:
- Autism – The Autism Research Centre has a wide range of freely available tests related to autism and aspergers syndrome in children and adults.
- Drug/alcohol related – The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction maintains the Evaluation Instruments Bank (EIB) which is an online archive of freely available instruments for evaluating drug-related interventions. This also includes wellbeing/self esteem instruments.
- Health psychology -The Falmer library has a paper copy of “Measures in health psychology: a user’s portfolio” which contains a number of measures under the following themes: pain and pain behaviours, stress, emotion and life events, coping, social support, health status and health related quality of life, illness, symptoms, disability and recovery, expectations and experience of healthcare, individual and demographic differences, causal and control beliefs, beliefs and knowledge about health and illness and health-related behaviour.
- More Social Science – Many of the measures in the list above come from the Measurement Instrument Database for the Social Sciences (MIDSS). This contains over 500 free tests for collecting data from across the social sciences on a wide range of topics (e.g. autism, health, pain). If you can’t see what you would like in the list above you would do well to search the MIDSS more fully.
- Psychological tests for student use – York University has a selection of free measures.
- Psychotherapy – A good website for free psychotherapy worksheets, with many free worksheets on depression, anxiety, anger management, stress reduction, self-esteem, groups, individuals, couples, adults, teens, children, CBT, DBT, ACT, PTSD, OCD, BPD.
- Open Psychmetrics – a collection of personality measures, including the Big 5 and the Dark Triad questionnaires.
- Psychology Tools – a collection of measures of addiction, ADHD, aggression, anxiety, autism spectrum, bipolar, depression, easting disorders, OCD and personality.
Looking to do a perception or cognition experiment? The lab can offer software PsyCog, which contains a number of freely available, ready built psychology experiments and demonstrations including:
- Vision: visual angle, colour perception, brightness and contrast, motion, depth, size, fading;
- Hearing: pitch, localisation;
- Language: categorical perception, Stroop effect (we also have a version of the Stroop task which you customise to the needs of your study)
- Attention: visual search, change blindness, interference
- Learning and memory: iconic memory, scanning of short term memory, implicit learning, eye-witness testimony
- Cognition: mental rotation
Got something more specific in mind? You can built an entire experiment from scratch with our SuperLab software and we’d be more than happy to help. Get in touch to find out more.
If you find any of the measures on these or other sites useful please let a psychology technician know, so they can add them to the list.
Level 4, Level 5 or Level 6? Then the Careers Fair is for you. It is not specifically for final year students. Even though it may seem a long time off, what to do after university is not just something to think about when you’re about to leave! The Careers Fair can give you inspiration and help you see the opportunities that are out there for you, and might help you think about the type of dissertation you want to do to give you the best chance later on. There are more exhibitors than ever before, spread over 5 floors of the Amex Stadium in Falmer. The Careers Fair is Wednesday 4 November. Full details can be found here. If you are interested please sign up to the Facebook event for updates and information in the run up to the event, by clicking here.
BUDS is the Brighton Undergraduate Dissertation Showcase, an annual conference open to all Level 5 and 6 students in SASS. Final year students get to experience presenting their findings to a large audience and fielding questions, other level 6 students get to experience an academic conference first hand and ask questions, and level 5 students get to learn about what a dissertation entails, from those with the most up-to-date experience!
This year, BUDS 2015 is on Wednesday 20th May 2015. We’ve got a record number of 18 fabulous speakers, covering a huge range of different topics! The conference will be in three parts with three sessions running in parallel during each part.
If you are a Level 5 or Level 6 SASS student, and even if you are presenting, you must register for BUDS 2015. Firstly, please take a look at the conference abstracts by clicking here. Choose one session from the red part, one sessionfrom the blue part and one session from the green part and then click here to register your details and session choices. You can also tell us about any specific dietary needs you have, as food and drink will be laid on too!
We hope to see you there!
Third Year Dissertation students are strongly encouraged to use SONA to create their surveys for free, as this also gives a lot of help with recruitment. If you are not using SONA, there are other options. Most people have heard about Surveymonkey, but what about Qualtrics or SogoSurvey? As a student, you really do not have to pay for online survey software. You may find that the free version of Surveymonkey is too limited for your needs – if you do please click the link below for a round-up of some better free options!
Comparison of free survey tools
If you have any questions after reading this, please speak to Joe the psychology technician.