The Scientific Status of Projective Techniques

  title={The Scientific Status of Projective Techniques},
  author={Scott O. Lilienfeld and James M Wood and Howard N. Garb},
  journal={Psychological Science in the Public Interest},
  pages={27 - 66}
Although projective techniques continue to be widely used in clinical and forensic settings, their scientific status remains highly controversial. In this monograph, we review the current state of the literature concerning the psychometric properties (norms, reliability, validity, incremental validity, treatment utility) of three major projective instruments: Rorschach Inkblot Test, Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), and human figure drawings. We conclude that there is empirical support for the… 

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