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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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Despite being projective test, it offers objectivity in terms of well-defined quantitative scoring categories.
Kline (1976) has advocated about development of new projective test on the plea that it should contain specific pull, measures defense mechanism and have some structure to instigate the imagination of subject to respond.
One of the most striking characteristic of this projective test is drawing a human figure that is nearly universal form of drawing.
It was originally a projective test of personality using occupational titles.
And it's tempting, then, to assume that writing works as what psychologists call a projective test, which analyses responses to ambiguous stimuli; the Rorschach inkblot test being the most well known.
His Child Dissociative Checklist (CDC) score by the mother was 28, which signifies significant dissociative psychopathology (maximum score is 40) (13) His Rorschach projective test revealed difficulties in adjusting to a new environment; excessive somatic ruminations; vigorous anxiety in relation to his mother and to reality.
The instrument was called the "Projective Test" but later in the 1930's the term "Projective Test" encompassed other tests where "projection" methodology was used.
Romainville first called PISA a "projective test," similar to a Rorschach, in which everyone sees what their own idiosyncratic needs determine that they see.
The TAT is a projective test in which the individual reveal their attitudes, feelings, conflicts and personality characteristics by making up stories about a series of relatively ambiguous pictures (Groth-Marnat, 1990).
RESULTS OF A PROJECTIVE TEST ON BODY PERCEPTION (SOMATIC TEST) IN PATIENTS WITH PREMATURE OVARIAN FAILURE.
This study will examine whether this objective test, CMPS, could be used as a measurement instrument instead of the projective test, TAT, in measuring need for achievement.