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Objective Test

Psychological tests measuring a person’s characteristics independently of the taker’s bias or personal beliefs. The results of such tests are generally more reliable than subjective (self-report) or projective (expose unconscious perceptions) models.

Example: A psychologist gives a test composed primarily of rating scales and true-false questions. What type of psychological assessment is it?

Objective Test
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Objective Test. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 8, 2020, from