Definition of Thematic apperception test

1. Noun. A projective technique using black-and-white pictures; subjects tell a story about each picture.

Exact synonyms: Tat
Generic synonyms: Projective Device, Projective Technique, Projective Test



Medical Definition of Thematic apperception test

1. A projective test in which a person is asked to make up stories about a series of pictures suggesting life situations. The themes expressed by the subject are viewed as those important in his own life or expressions of his personality needs. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Thematic apperception test

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1. Behind the Mask: Getting to Grips with Crime and Violence in South Africa by Tony Emmett, Alexander Butchart (2000)
"The personality of the urban African in South Africa (a thematic apperception test study). London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. ..."

2. The Sexual Predatorby Anita M. Schlank, Fred Cohen by Anita M. Schlank, Fred Cohen (2006)
"See Sexual Violence Risk-20 TAT (thematic apperception test), 12-6 Telephone calls, privacy rights of residents and, 7-6-7-7 Testosterone biosynthesis, ..."

3. Treatment Services for Adolescent Substance Abusers by Alfred S. Friedman (1998)
"Projective techniques, such as the Rorschach test, thematic apperception test, and Draw-a- Person Test, also are administered by the clinical psychologist ..."

4. Advanced Methodological Issues in Culturally Competent Evaluation for edited by Ada-Helen Bayer, Frances L. Brisbane, Amelie Ramirez, Leonard G. Epstein (1998)
"... ethnic groups have used the thematic apperception test (either in standard format or modified), the Rorschach, or the Holtzman Inkblot Technique. ..."

5. Assessing Psychopathology and Behavior Problems in Persons With Mental (1994)
"... an association has been shown between the Affective Disorder scale and self ratings on the Beck but not on the Zung, thematic apperception test, MMPI, ..."

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