Thematic Apperception Test


noun Psychology.

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. Abbreviation: TAT

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British Dictionary definitions for Thematic Apperception Test

thematic apperception test

noun

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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Medical definitions for Thematic Apperception Test

Thematic Apperception Test
[ thĭ-mătĭk ]

n.

A psychological test in which the subject is asked to tell a story about a set of standard pictures showing everyday situations, thereby revealing his or her own attitudes and feelings.
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