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Thematic Apperception Test MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Thematic Apperception Test
Tree Number(s)
F04.711.647.622.851
Unique ID
D013803
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013803
Scope Note
A projective technique which focuses primarily on the dynamics of interpersonal relationships. It consists of a series of 31 pictures that depict various social situations and interpersonal relations. A subset is selected by the examiner and presented to the subject who is asked to tell a story about each picture. The stories are interpreted in terms of the subject's relations to authority figures, to contemporaries of both sexes, and in terms of the compromises between external demands and the needs of the id, the ego, and the superego. (From Campbell, Psychiatric Dictionary, 1996)
NLM Classification #
WM 145.5.T3
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1999/11/08
Thematic Apperception Test Preferred
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