thematic apperception test


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thematic apperception test:

see psychological testspsychological test,
any of a variety of testing procedures for measuring psychological traits and behavior, or for studying some specialized aspect of ability. Several forms of testing have arisen from the need to understand personality and its relationship to psychological
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thematic apperception test

[thə′mad·ik ‚ap·ər′sep·shən ‚test]
(psychology)
A projective psychological test using a set of pictures suggesting life situations from which the subject constructs a story; designed to reveal to the trained interpreter some of the dominant drives, emotions, sentiments, complexes, and conflicts of personality. Abbreviated TAT.
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Future direction for the Thematic Apperception Test.
One hundred and fifty pages are spent on a readable discussion of the purpose and limits of various psychological tests, including the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, the Rorschach Ink Blot Test, and the Thematic Apperception Test.
The five personality tests most frequently reported being used by these psychologists included some form of the Sentence Completion Test, followed by the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI), Projective Drawings, the Thematic Apperception Test, and the Sixteen Personality Factor Inventory.