The world-leading free platform for online psychological research and information
PsyToolkit is a
free-to-use toolkit for demonstrating, programming, and running
cognitive-psychological experiments and surveys, including personality
tests. PsyToolkit is frequently used for academic studies, for student
projects, and for teaching cognitive and personality psychology.
Why use PsyToolkit?
PsyToolkit is the only free website offering running programmable online psychological experiments and surveys.
Because many thousands of other students and academics around the world are using it.
Because it supports many different languages in the online surveys
PsyToolkit is well documented with many examples you can copy for your own project.
You can program your experiment, collect data, and analyze all with just this one website.
You can run complex psychological surveys, and use from more than 100 surveys in the survey library.
If you also use cognitive psychological experiments, you can simply copy them from the experiment library.
PsyToolkit is fast and reliable (with multiple servers in professional data centers in the US and Europe).
PsyToolkit is reliably managed by a Professor Stoet.
MSc Psychology in Sport and Exercise, German Sport University:
It is very intuitive and even I with little programming knowledge can learn easily and quickly. I recently told my professor that I could imagine using this for my future doctorate. A really good website!
Professor of Music Cogntion, Durham University (UK):
One of my PhD students recommended PsyToolkit for our online studies four years ago and now we have done over ten studies with it. These have ranged from priming (with reaction time responses) studies to generic surveys to customised setups where we pioneered new paradigms such as visually guided continuous ratings. In our review of all online platforms (Eerola et al., 2021), PsyToolkit offers best value and flexibility, and it also provides robust solutions to issues of quality control and security (GDPR etc.). The documentation is easy to use and comprehensive.
Professor of Psychology, Georgia Southwestern State University (US):
Try PsyToolkit. It was very useful for collecting data during the socially-distant pandemic conditions.
PhD in Marketing, Department of Business Administration, Reykjavik University:
I started using PsyToolkit at the beginning of my PhD. At that time, I had no programming knowledge. However, after watching a tutorial on YouTube, I designed my first experiment and ran it online after only two or three hours. PsyToolkit has always been very intuitive, easy to learn, and most importantly, free. It is also very easy to share study scripts on repositories like OSF; therefore, PsyToolkit contributes to open science.
Web based / login
Click here to enter (or
register for) the free web-based environment for designing/running
online experiments and questionnaires. This is great for working from
home and doing online data collection around the world!
Click here to learn
about common cognitive psychological concepts and experiments, and how to setup research projects in PsyToolkit
Click here to go to the very extensive online documentation and find everything you need for writing your own PsyToolkit scripts.
Click here to go to the answers to
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). This contains answers to questions that are being asked over and over.
Library of Experiments
Click here to enter the collection of common
experiments in the area of experimental cognitive psychology, such as
the Simon and Stroop task.
Library of Questionnaires
Click here to enter the
collection of scales that can be used in the survey presenter.
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