Pracownia Testów Psychologicznych Polskiego Towarzystwa Psychologicznego (Psychological Test Laboratory of the Polish Psychological Association) is currently the largest publisher of psychological tests in Poland, which publishes tools of Polish and foreign authors as well as books about diagnosis and other practical applications of psychology in the field of education, health, work and organization.
The catalogue of Pracownia contains at present over 100 already published methods plus several new tests scheduled for release. The Symptomy Bookstore is responsible for the commercial activity.
The Research and Development Department of Pracownia performs scientific research connected with the adaptation, normalization, and development of new tests as well as training in psychological testing. By taking care to constantly update our offer of tools available in Poland, we cooperate with foreign partners such as: Pearson Assessment, Psychological Assessment Resources (PAR), Stoelting, Hogrefe Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Mind Garden, Inc. (MGI), Consulting Psychologists Press (CPP), Minnesota University Press, Multi-Health Systems Inc. (MHS), C.P.S. Publishing LLC, Harvard University Press, Giunti O.S. Organizzazioni Speciali, Hodder and Stoughton Ltd. and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. The representatives of the Research and Development Department take part in working groups of international organizations with similar aims such as EFPA (European Federation of Psychologists’ Association).
Pracownia strives to ensure the best, world-class standards of products, to meet the needs of specialists using tests professionally, to implement ethical and professional standards of psychometric diagnosis.
These aims are achieved through:
- publication of tests with respect for the copyright laws and license agreements,
- development of standards for Polish authors of test manuals to ensure the compatibility with the international directives - European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA), American Psychological Association (APA), International Test Commission (ITC),
- creating a community of professional test practitioners, promoting research on practical test applications.
The preliminary mission of Pracownia – from the beginning to the present – is to develop psychological tests, and to put into practice the ethical and professional standards of diagnosis based on psychometric tools.