Projective tests


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Projective tests

Psychological tests that probe into personality by obtaining open-ended responses to such materials as pictures or stories. Projective tests are often used to evaluate patients with personality disorders.
Mentioned in: Personality Disorders
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His second projective test, which was 14 months after the first one revealed continuing difficulties in identification and anxiety in relation with his mother and with the reality and decrease in responsiveness to emotional stimuli.
A man who had long been entrusted with the care of his siblings, could only picture himself in his projective tests as "a baby smoking [sucking on] a cigarette.
In contrast to objective tests, projective tests are designed to be ambiguous.
Interviews and further projective tests uncovered no evidence of depression, an unusual number of fears, powerful hostilities, repressed sexual wishes or childhood trauma.
Projective tests usually depict able-bodied individuals.