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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.


This is an unpublished manuscript.

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