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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There are a few different apperception techniques to select from, such as the Thematic Apperception Test, the Children's Apperception Test, and the Roberts Apperception Test for Children.
Table 1 Percentage of Responses of Schizophrenics on Thematic Apperception Test Interpreted By Bellack and Murray Method (N=30) Major Categories Sub-Categories % Responses % Responses through through Bellack Murray's Method Method Self-Image Poor 85 86 Good 0 0 None 15 13.
Thematic Apperception Test, Manual, Harvard Psychological Clinic, Cambridge, MA, 1943.
The all-day testing was to include the Minnesota Multi-phasic Personality Inventory exam (nearly 570 questions), the Rorschach test, the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), the Shipley Institute for Living Scale, and the Sixteen Personality Factors Inventory.
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.