projective test


noun

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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Medical definitions for projective test

projective test
[ prə-jĕktĭv ]

n.

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