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Thematic Apperception Test

 [the-mat´ik ap″er-sep´shun]
TAT; a projective test in which the subject tells a story based on each of a series of standard ambiguous pictures, so that his responses reflect a projection of some aspect of his personality and his current psychological preoccupations and conflicts.

TAT

Abbreviation for thematic apperception test.

tat

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TAT

(tăt)
n.
1. A gene in the AIDS virus that stimulates the host cell to replicate genetic components of the virus.
2. The protein encoded by this gene that is a potent transactivator of viral replication.

TAT

abbreviation for tetanus antitoxin.

TAT

Infectious disease Tetanus antitoxin, see there Lab medicine Turn-around time, see there Psychology Thematic Apperception Test A projection-type psychological test that evaluates a child's sense of reality and personality traits and gives insight into his fantasies. See Psychological testing.

TAT

Abbreviation for thematic apperception test; turnaround time.

TAT

1. tube agglutination test.
2. tetanus antitoxin.
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Seven studies were located that assessed general education teachers' perceptions of TAT social validity.
In the following section, empirical results are presented according to TAT social validity components of purpose, process, and outcomes.
Satisfaction with the purpose of TAT implementation was evaluated specifically in four of seven studies that met criteria for this review.
Emergency department TAT was studied using the well-standardized Q-Probes format, which uses only routinely collected unidentified data and is exempt from Institutional Review Board approval.
This study used the following intervals and TAT definitions:
In many of their experiments, scientists have used far larger amounts of Tat than cells would appear to encounter in the body.
One study suggests that Tat attracts immune cells, perhaps to lure future victims of HIV.
The keys established for the TAT database were selected to support quick extraction based on our primary areas of concern as a hospital-based lab.
The proposed solutions with the greatest impact on TAT were:
The use of the phlebotomy team has also improved the TAT for other tests collected on the morning round.
Of the vast majority that perform routines on multiple shifts, 54% said that TAT does not vary from shift to shift.
Eighty-four percent of those who reported variations attributed them to a diminished staff; 18% blamed less-experienced personnel; 13% said that differences were caused by Stat work only; 2% blamed TAT variance on a laboratory closing; and 1% said that differences were caused by less-available equipment (multiple responses were accepted).