Thematic Apperception Test, United Kingdom, 1960-1990

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Thematic Apperception Test, projective test devised by Christiana Morgan and Henry Murray 1935, consisting of ten ambiguous picture cards (incomplete); used by the Institute of Education, University of Liverpool, c.1960-1990.

Do you see a burglar escaping or a man opening the window to a bright new day? The person taking this Thematic Apperception Test studies pictures and invents a story about each one. Each picture is deliberately ambiguous.

Psychologists Christiana Morgan and Henry Murray devised the test in 1935. It has been described as a method for stimulating, recording and analysing fantasy. It was used by the Institute of Education, University of Liverpool, between 1960 and 1990.

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