The Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) is a systematic approach to storytelling that offers insight into the unique psychological reality of each individual. This book integrates a variety of interpretive approaches to the TAT to illuminate the meaning of narratives and explore their clinical implications. Informed by psychodynamic theory and empirical research, the book addresses such topics as the ways narratives reveal different personality organizations; how stories change over the course of therapy; the influence of age, gender, and defense mechanisms on narratives; and the use of the TAT in clinical studies. A new preface to the paperback edition situates the book within the contemporary landscape of personality research.aquot;She grew up on this farm, you see, and she doesna#39;t want to be like another generation farmer. She wants to go on to school but she realizes once she makes that step away, shea#39;s like really leaving it for good. ... At Time 2, the contrast between two types of females is brought into clearer focus and is reminiscent of a similar comparison expressed in the story about Card 1 2F at Time 1 . The story focuses on the contrast between the innocent schoolgirl and the worldly wise woman.
|Title||:||Storytelling, Narrative, and the Thematic Apperception Test|
|Publisher||:||Guilford Press - 2004|