About PsyToolkit

x1 PsyToolkit is a free-to-use toolkit for demonstrating, programming, and running cognitive-psychological experiments and surveys.

  • It is suitable for teaching psychology, starting from secondary education

  • Ideal for student and professional research projects

  • Design and run experiments or questionnaire surveys online or offline

  • Online data collection, storage, analysis, and download

  • Extensive online documentation

  • Non-commercial and free to use

  • Made for and by academics

  • Hosted by the University of Glasgow

  • It uses free-software resources (click for acknowledgements)

Web based

x4 Click here to enter (or register for) the free web-based environment. This is great for working from home and doing online data collection around the world!

  • It runs in your browser, without any plugins and without additional software

  • You can program and run experiments online

  • You can share experiments with others

  • You can ask other people to participate online, and collect and save data online

  • You can do online questionnaire surveys, online experiments, and combined these two

  • It has support for online questionnaires in various languages, including 中文, Dutch, and German.

  • Full online documentation, and free to use. Register your free account today!


x2 Click here to learn about common cognitive psychological concepts and experiments.

  • You can just read about a phenomenon, and see what it looks like

  • In some lessons you can learn about data analyses

  • Learn how to create your own stimuli

  • Learn the basics of creating your our experiment

  • Learn the basics of creating your our online questionnaire

  • Learn the basics of creating your our online experiment

  • Simple introduction to using the statistics software R

Library of Experiments

lib Click here to enter the collection of common experiments in the area of experimental cognitive psychology, such as the Simon and Stroop task.

  • Just browse through them

  • Run the experiments in your browser

  • See what happens

  • Get feedback about your response speed and errors

  • No login or any other software required.

  • Ideal to learn quickly about all sorts of experiments cognitive psychologists use.

Library of Questionnaire Scales

surveys Click here to enter the collection of scales that can be used in the survey presenter.

  • You can try the scales and see your own score

  • No passwords or hassle to start

  • If you like the scale, you can copy and paste the code into your own PsyToolkit project

  • You can use the scales to setup your own online survey

  • A variety of personality traits and more

PsyToolkit on Linux

x5 Click here to download the Linux version of the software for stand-alone computers.

  • This version is ideal for the psychological/cognitive laboratory

  • Supports external keyboards (or other hardware)

  • Can be extended and modified

  • Is open source

  • Works on Linux only


contact Click here to get in touch with the PsyToolkit developer.

  • Ask questions — there are no stupid questions!

  • Give feedback

  • Make suggestions

  • Ask for permission in commercial use

  • Ask for permission for use in text books

Donate and support

donate Click here to learn how you can donate and support PsyToolkit.

copyright Click here to learn more about the copyright and your rights and responsibilities when working with PsyToolkit.