Dredging and Projecting the Depths of Personality: The Thematic Apperception Test and the Narratives of the Unconscious

@article{Miller2015DredgingAP,
  title={Dredging and Projecting the Depths of Personality: The Thematic Apperception Test and the Narratives of the Unconscious},
  author={Jason Miller},
  journal={Science in Context},
  year={2015},
  volume={28},
  pages={9 - 30}
}
  • Jason Miller
  • Published 9 February 2015
  • Psychology
  • Science in Context
Argument The Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) was a projective psychological test created by Harvard psychologist Henry A. Murray and his lover Christina Morgan in the 1930s. The test entered the nascent intelligence service of the United States (the OSS) during the Second World War due to its celebrated reputation for revealing the deepest aspects of an individual's unconscious. It subsequently spread as a scientifically objective research tool capable not only of dredging the unconscious… 
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