The research in this manual was carried out, in connection with an investigation supported in part by a research grant from The National Institute of Mental Health, of the National Institutes of Health, Public Health Service
Thematic Apperception Test, Personality assessment
This manual presents a concise but abbreviated statement of one objective TAT scoring system and its predictive efficiency. It is designed to facilitate application of this approach to TAT scoring. Although the rationale upon which this method is predicated derives from certain specific assumptions regarding personality, the clinical use of these categories does not demand any particular theoretical persuasion. The author recognizes two kinds of validity germane to projective instruments: (a) validity, prediction of clinical diagnosis; (b) validity, prediction of personality characteristics. This manual deals only with validity.
Dana, Richard H., "A Manual for Objective TAT Scoring" (1956). Regional Research Institute for Human Services Publications. 34.