About Us

Practice testing (also known as retrieval practice) is one of the most effective learning strategies that students can use (Dunlosky et al., 2013; Roediger & Karpicke, 2006; Bjork, 1975). In order to encourage students to test themselves, we created TestYourself, a bank of high-quality test questions on topics commonly covered in Introductory Psychology.  The questions you see on the website were written and rigorously edited by the TestYourself team, who are all experts in learning and memory.

There are two question banks on the TestYourself website. The first is the Student Test Bank, which is freely available to any user. The second is the Instructor Bank, which is restricted to college/university instructors and contains high-quality test questions that instructors can use on assessments. Click here to request access to the Instructor Bank.  If you are an instructor, also check out our name generator, which is a tool that you can use to help your class examples and assessments better reflect the diversity of your students. 

Whether you are a student or an instructor, we hope that you enjoy using the test bank to support learning!  If you have ideas about how we can improve our website, please let us know: testyourself@psych.ucla.edu

If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of testing, here are some helpful resources:

  1. Retrievalpractice.org
  2. The Learning Scientists Blog
  3. Psychology in Action

This research project was funded by an Instructional Improvement Grant (IIP #19-02) from the UCLA Center for the Advancement of Teaching (CAT). 

The TestYourself Team

The TestYourself bank was developed by members of the UCLA Teaching Learning and Communication Lab. For more information about our research please visit our website: https://tlclab.psych.ucla.edu/

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