Tea-break Psychology 3 – Projective Tests

On the go or short of time…but want a little Psychology in your day…..? Welcome to the latest feature on the blog tea break Psychology, quick, easy little snippets of thought provoking information to mull over with a cuppa and a biscuit.


Projective tests

with a strong psychodynamic basis projection is the process of respond to ambiguous stimuli, presumably revealing hidden emotions and internal conflicts projected by the person into the test. Here are some different types used over the years in Psychology. Pretty much are all now confined to the history books due to considerable issues with reliability and validity. Let us start with the most well known, the Rorschach test.

Giant beaver on a motorbike?

Thematic Apperception Test

Man with worlds smallest watch has ankle tickled by wife?

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The Blacky Pictures

Pavlov’s dog gets the Oedipus complex!

Others include……House-Tree-Person,  Word Association and Incomplete Sentences