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Bender Gestalt Test

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A neurological test, designed to help in the diagnosis of loss of function and organic brain damage in children and adults, consisting of nine geometrical figures that are copied by the...

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Blacky pictures

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A projective test resembling the TAT but designed for children, comprising a series of twelve cartoon drawings in which a dog called Blacky, designated as male or female to match the sex of...

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depth interview

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A one-on-one interview that probes and elicits detailed answers to questions, often using nondirective techniques to uncover hidden motivations.

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Draw-a-Person test

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A projective test developed by the US psychologist Karen Alper Machover (1902–96) and discussed in her book Personality Projection in the Drawing of the Human Figure (1949). The respondent...

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Holtzman Inkblot Technique

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A projective test, designed to overcome the psychometric weaknesses of the Rorschach test, introduced by the US psychologist Wayne H(arold) Holtzman (born 1923) and several colleagues in...

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House-Tree-Person technique

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A projective test developed by the US psychologist John N. Buck (1906–83) and first published in the journal Clinical Psychology Monographs in 1948 in which the respondent is asked to make...

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Make-a-Picture-Story Test

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A projective test devised by the US psychologist Edwin S. Schneidman (1918–2009) and first published in 1947, often described as a cousin of the TAT, consisting of a series of background...

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motivational research

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

An approach to the study of consumer behaviour, especially advertising and marketing, based loosely on assumptions and concepts of dynamic psychology in general and psychoanalysis in...

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Object Relations Test

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology.

A projective test, developed during the 1950s at the Tavistock Clinic in London, and based on the psychoanalytic theories of Melanie Klein. Klein argued that children introject as ‘good...

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personality

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Sociology.

n. (in psychology) an enduring disposition to act and feel in particular ways that differentiate one individual from another. These patterns of behaviour are sometimes...

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projection

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1 In psychoanalysis, a defence mechanism in which intolerable feelings, impulses, or thoughts are falsely attributed to other people. Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) developed the...

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Rorschach test

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.

A test to measure aspects of personality, consisting of ten inkblots, half of which are in various colours and the other half in black and white. The responses to the different inkblots are...

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Rosenzweig Picture-Frustration Study

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A projective test, designed to measure characteristic modes of responding to frustration, in which the respondent is presented with 24 cartoon drawings, each depicting one person saying...

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sentence completion test

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A type of projective test in which the respondent is presented with the first few words of a series of sentences and is asked to fill in the missing words. Typical items are My greatest...

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Szondi test

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A projective test consisting of 48 photographs of mental patients arranged in six groups, each group containing photographs of eight people representing eight basic psychological needs: a...

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thematic apperception test

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A personality test in which the subject is encouraged to make up an oral or written story about a particular picture presented to him or her.

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word association

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A technique used in marketing research in which a series of words is presented to a respondent, who is asked to respond to each one with the first word that comes to mind. The researcher...

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