History of Widely Used Tests

Projective Tests use “people’s responses to ambiguous stimuli to make judgments about their adjustment/maladjustment. Proponents believe that examinees “project” themselves onto the stimuli thus revealing unconscious aspects of themselves.” This part of the blog explores the history of individual tests. Popular Projective Tests include the Rorschach Test, the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), the Draw-A-Person Test, and Sentence Completion Test. There is also a section with information on other projective tests, but they are not as popular or very new and are not as frequently used.

(Emily Bond)

References:
Trull, T. J., & Phares, E. J. (Eds.). (2001). Clinical Psychology (6th ed.).
Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Thomson Learning.

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