thematic apperception test

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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]
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
This article is based on response of thirty schizophrenics on thematic apperception test. As the number of cases are limited, no general conclusion can be drawn from it but still these case a confirmed the number of factors related to schizophrenia.
and Murray, H.A., "A method for investigating fantasies: the thematic apperception test", Archives of Neurological Psychiatrists, Vol.
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 book presents many helpful illustrations, especially in the diagnostic and testing chapters.
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.

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