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projective test

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A psychological test in which a subject's responses to ambiguous or unstructured standard stimuli, such as a series of cartoons, abstract patterns, or incomplete sentences, are analyzed in order to determine underlying personality traits, feelings, or attitudes.

projective test

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(Psychology) any psychological test, such as the Rorschach test, in which the subject is asked to respond to vague material. It is thought that unconscious ideas are thus projected, which, when the responses are interpreted, reveal hidden aspects of the subject's personality
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Noun1.projective test - any personality test designed to yield information about someone's personality on the basis of their unrestricted response to ambiguous objects or situations
personality test - any test that is intended to assess personality
inkblot test, Rorschach, Rorschach test - a projective tests using bilaterally symmetrical inkblots; subjects state what they see in the inkblot
Thematic Apperception Test, TAT - a projective technique using black-and-white pictures; subjects tell a story about each picture
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I doubt if he'd want to go through projective tests administered by clinical psychologists, so what about high-tech MRI and the like for his skull?
Two of the most commonly known projective tests are Rorschach Test and the Thematic Apperception Tests.
Considering the level of demand in the evaluation in selective processes and the lack of measurement instruments to meet these demands (Santos, 2016), psychological tests should ideally gather the wide range of spontaneous manifestations, typical of the projective tests (Formiga & Mello, 2000; Miguel, 2014; Pinto, 2014), which would allow collective application, as well as the required objectivity and standardization.
Two other patterns in the data reflect relatively low endorsement rates of projective tests by VAMC directors and relatively low endorsement of achievement and cognitive tests by UCCs.
Psychoanalysis is traditionally recognized as the theory that underlies projective tests, although, in fact, others also have made contributions.
"I had the means to collect art for my own pleasure at first, until I realized that some of the artworks I own could be used as projective tests, a bit like the Rorschach inkblot test.
Sources said the doctors conducted personality trait test, psychopathology test and projective tests on Tunda.
The DAP shares many characteristics with projective tests, and it is for this reason it has been widely used for the assessment of personality of children, along with other tests.
In the world of psychological research and treatment, it is not just psychologists administering projective tests who examine the stories clients tell.
Among the topics are a retrospective study of Rorschach indicators of post-traumatic stress disorder, the importance of differentiating latent and manifest content in projective tests, the Rorschach assessment of parenting capacity, self-perception in Andean Quechua-speaking children entering school using the Rorschach method, the role of color in the production of responses in children's Rorschach protocols, and normative data from a sample of nonpatient Brazilian children aged nine to eleven.
In the present scope, psychological or psychometric tests are taken to include measures of intelligence, personality inventories, projective tests, and self-report measures of various psychological variables such as anxiety and others.