General Information : Christina Morgan And Henry Murray

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General Information Christina Morgan and Henry Murray at Harvard University created the Thematic Apperception Test or TAT in 1935. Throughout time the popularity of the TAT has lead to widespread distribution. While the prices have fluctuated with the times, the TAT manual and 31 picture card currently run $81-$112 with an average price of $98 (Clinical Psychology). Based on the nature of test administration and evaluation, on online version of the TAT is neither available nor appropriate. Test Description The Thematic Apperception Test is a projective test used to identify and assess human personality components. This test is used in both clinical and nonclinical settings. The test’s theoretical bases stems from Murrays 28 human needs (Kaplan). Murray’s concept breaks personality into needs. He identifies two types of needs: primary and secondary needs (Cherry). The TAT is a multidimensional construct primarily used for personality research. The purpose and potential uses for the TAT is to evaluate human functioning and provide insight into personality. The TAT measure personality across various demographics. Few cards are suited for all test takers and many are designed for specified groups such as children, elderly, and specified genders (Murray). The TAT is a test that is not to be used as a diagnostic instrument (Kaplan). The test consists of 30 pictures and 1 blank card. Each picture card is designed to measure different personality elements. All thirty cards
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