Thematic Apperception Test

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The·mat·ic Apperception Test

A projective test in which the subject interprets a series of drawings of relatively ambiguous life situations.
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thematic apperception test

(Psychology) psychol a projective test in which drawings of interacting people are shown and the person being tested is asked to make up a story about them
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Themat′ic Appercep′tion Test`

n. Psychol.
a projective technique in which stories told by a subject about each of a series of pictures are assumed to reveal dominant needs or motivations. Abbr.: TAT
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Noun1.Thematic Apperception Test - a projective technique using black-and-white pictures; subjects tell a story about each picture
projective device, projective technique, 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
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Classic examples of these measures include the Rorschach Test and the Thematic Apperception Test.
The researchers analyzed, within an Evangelical Christian university context, bereaved and non-bereaved college students' Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) stories for themes of death, grief, general coping, and religious coping.
The Thematic Apperception Test, or TAT, is something that most of them never again will encounter, but it is significant enough to make the intro psych textbooks.
With several years experience in his field of activity, Rajan has earned fame and name for his programmes aimed at empowering people through scientifically designed training modules, personality assessment using thematic apperception test (TAT) , workshops on test anxiety management, team work and group dynamics and attitude change.
The Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) has been used in the past to measure the role of "inner motivation" as it relates to the entrepreneurial successes of urban, educated males in India.
Next, James Bridger Harris, PsyD., a specialist in psychological assessment, interprets Campos's materials, which include a clinical interview, Rorschach Inkblot Test, Thematic Apperception Test, Bleuler-Jung (Word Association) Test and Szondi Test.

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