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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.