Psychosocial Instruments

There are over 15,000 different tools, questionnaires and such, that measure various psychological and social aspects of an individual. Many are ‘self-reporting’ and provide some measurement of an individual’s self-reporting of trauma and such. For example, The Conflict Tactics Scales (Straus et al., 1996) has a subset of questions that measure various aspects of Emotional and Physical Abuse, including psychological aggression, physical assault, and injury.  This subset also measures psychological and physical attacks on a partner in a marital, cohabiting, or dating relationship, and also use of negotiation.