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Projective techniques are all based on an approach to assessment that assumes that a persons responses to ambiguous material, reflect valuable information that can be used to evaluate their attitudes, motivation and personality.

Generally these techniques are aligned with psychoanalytic theory and require psychoanaltic interpretation of the responses to derive a meaningful outcome. Examples of such techniques include

Methods used

A variety of techniques have been used.

Ambiguous visual stimuli

As in the Rorschach test


Story board sequencing

As in the TAT


Drawing completion tests

As in Franck drawing completion test


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