Evocative Images: The Thematic Apperception Test and the Art of Projection
Psychologists have used the Thematic Apperception Test to explore the drives, sentiments, complexes, and conflicts of personality for more than six decades. The TAT is used worldwide in military and industrial settings, for neuropsychological assessment and forensic evaluation, and in creativity and motivation studies. Yet researchers continue to debate its reliability and validity. Despite its wide use and popularity, no consensual scoring system or set of norms exists for the TAT.
In this lively and fascinating book, Gieser and Stein retrace the roots of this vital instrument, along with the circumstances that shaped, and continue to shape, its use. The TAT's rich history, theoretical and empirical grounding, and continued practical value are explored in this volume dedicated to one of psychology's most valued assessment tools.