Psych M.D. - Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)


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Term: Thematic Apperception Test (TAT)
Definition (Myers): A projective test in which people express their inner feelings and interests through the stories they make up about ambiguous scenes.
Definition (alternative): The Thematic Apperception Test, or TAT, is a projective measure intended to evaluate a person's patterns of thought, attitudes, observational capacity, and emotional responses to ambiguous test materials.
What is TAT?
Contextual explanation: The Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) is a test to see the person's inner feelings and interests. It gives the person an ambiguous picture and asks the person to make up a story according to the picture. With this, the TAT reveal the projections of the person's inner feelings.

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