About Tickle Tests
Tickle's tests are
based on the most current and accurate psychological research available. Each
offers thought-provoking test questions and personalized analyses that
encourage goal fulfillment and relationship improvement in every area of
Tickle tests are created by a staff of PhDs
collaborating with experts in their respective fields. Led by Dr. Jennifer Bruning Brown, a team of psychologists frTickle tests are created by a staff of PhDs
collaborating with experts in their respective fields. Led by Dr. Jennifer Bruning Brown, a team of psychologists from Harvard,
Yale, Duke, Northeastern, Washington University in St. Louis, University at
Albany, SUNY and The University of Kansas, have produced the highest quality
and most scientific tests available on the Internet, meeting standards on par
with the academic world.
Tickle offers its members psychological tests ranging
in topic from the PhD-certified Sexual Personality Test to Tickle's Original
Inkblot Test - exclusive to Tickle and the only one of its kind available
outside a psychologist's office. raise your children), Right Job, Wrong Job (one of our Career and
Intelligence Tests that provides insight into what career is right for you),
and The Celebrity Matchmaker test.
How does Tickle create its tests?
When Tickle creates a PhD-certified test, we first
look at which psychological topics would be interesting to our members. We
then determine which psychological constructs would give us the information
we need in order to provide test takers with accurate, useful, and
interesting feedback about themselves. PhD-certified tests are based on
established psychological instruments published in well-respected journals
Next, Tickle creates a large pool of questions which
are candidates to be used in the actual test. Thousands of Tickle members
answer these questions. By looking at how the questions relate to one another
we can evaluate their validity and reliability. This gives us our top
questions, now established as validly and reliably measuring constructs. The
final test, then, is a subset of the original group of questions.
It may be surprising to our members that what often
appears to be just a fun concept or question is actually based on science. For
instance, the Power Quotient test gives a "power style" and a
"power quotient" that previously had not been defined in
psychological literature. We based our idea of power for this test on the
"locus of control" phenomenon that is measured in psychological
literature. By comparing our own questions to those in the psychological
research of academicians, we were able to determine which of our questions
best assessed locus of control, and then used those to determine power style,
power quotient, and to give our members feedback about how to become more
powerful in their own lives. Likewise, our "What Breed of Dog Are You at
Work?" test is based on social psychology research as well as research
on Type A and Type B personalities.
Tickle Tests Uncover Information That Is Deep,
Meaningful and Reliable
Tickle provides psychological insight based on our own
experience with clinical patients, our training in psychology, and our
continued pursuit of knowledge of human nature, including the theoretical
frameworks and empirical findings of a wide variety of psychologists,
sociologists, demographers, statisticians, and more.
What does all this scientific stuff do for Tickle
It means that Tickle's tests will give members real
insight and creative ideas for improving their overall lives.
Fast Facts About Tickle's Tests
- Tickle offers
more than 200 tests, 50 of which are PhD-certified.
- Tickle's members take more
than 2 million tests a week.
- Tickle members have answered
more than 5 billion test questions since the company was founded in
- Each test takes 5-10 months
to design, construct, validate, and launch.
Jennifer Bruning Brown
Research Psychologist, Tickle Inc.
Dr. Jennifer Bruning Brown, Research Psychologist at Tickle
Inc., received a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from
Stanford University where she worked as a Post-Doctoral
Fellow until joining Tickle in 2004. Prior to this she
received a J.D. in Law from the University of
Nebraska-Lincoln. Her extensive clinical training includes
the assessment and treatment of depression, eating disorders
and relationship issues.
Dr. Bruning Brown has published articles in many nationally
recognized journals and has presented on topics that include
psychology and the law, eating disorders and athletic
performance. In addition, Dr. Bruning Brown has over five
years as a successful female business owner as a certified
personal trainer and group fitness instructor.
In practicing law, Dr. Bruning Brown worked as a certified
mediator, with special training in conflict and alternative