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May 8, 1948

The Thematic Apperception Test: The Theory and Technique of Interpretation

JAMA. 1948;137(2):217. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890360099031

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The present volume represents a clear, concise, well written description of the method, aims, technic and conclusions drawn from the thematic apperception test. Although some work in this field was carried out by Francis Galton on himself as early as 1879, nothing of value was published until 1935 by Morgan and Murray. This book represents a further study and elaboration of the work of Morgan and Murray and as such has been extended, amplified and refined. Along with the Rorschach test, the thematic apperception test has proved of definite value in the diagnosis of personality. There is an excellent bibliography and an adequate index. The book is recommended to all those who are interested in personality study, particularly to psychologists and sociologists, who could well use this volume as a textbook for study and teaching.

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