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Lecture 3

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Oren Amitay

PersonalityLecture 3 NotesCarl JungPROJECTIVE TESTSProjective tests are really impotantThe validity of these testsSome pple have a hard time accepting that paint can say a lot about youThematic Apperception TestRorcharch Inkblot TestsResponsesSomething about you or your personality makes you answer the way you doEveryone has a different answerCertain themes keep coming out when switching the cards and asking for different interpretationsWhat it revealsOnes capacity for attachment Information processingThe details they attend to in the pictures indicates how they process information and reveals info about their unconsciousEmotional functioningResponses also reveal ones level of emotional functioningIf you cant determine what happens next in your responsestory them emotional intelligence is weak because it doesnt add up or make sense if you end it abruptly Also shines light on your ability to plan aheadPerson should not blurt out story right away they should take time to think about it rather than be impulsive or impatientValidityThe Number of testsThe test alone is not sufficient but in conjunction with other things it works well1 card doesnt tell us anything you have to keep showing cardspictures to look for a repetition of themes or things that dont fit You cant make an inference from just one cardExample Latent homosexuality cant access homosexualityIs it valid to assume that someone is gay based on their responses to ink blots If there are common answers that gay people giveConvergent validityif inkblotsother tests say the same thing then we have convergent validity So if several other tests projective intelligence etc give similar data then we know that theyre coming together to give convergent informationconvergent validityExaminerProjective tests criticisms are invalid when the examiner is incompetent or unethical If you do the test well it will workTo interpret Inkblot Test or TAT you need A LOT of extensive trainingPatients history Knowing a patients history can help you distinguish between whether the
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