Friday, February 20, 2009
Thematic Apperception Test ( TAT )
It is one of the test in psychology where candidates are required to write story related to to the pictures exposed at on them one at a time.Normally at a set of TAT contain 11 + 1 picture slides, the last one being a blank slide.
Each picture is exposed a half minute and the writing time is four .While showing the picture you can not commence writing.While writing time start the pictures will be removed from your observation.
The space for each story is restricted to half of full scape page.There is no requirement for giving title or mentioning any morals from the story. Some pictures or some portion of picture may haissy or vague which you may take it what it is appears to you.
TIPS 1.Be quick in viewing the picture and formulating the story and we should be quick in writing also,otherwise the story will in complete.
2.the outline of your story should be ready when viewing the picture itself,otherwise your story will be incomplete again.
3.The story should have a central characteraround which the story should revolve and through the story bring out his/her goodness.
4.Have a variety of themes in each of your story and make it interesting.
5.You can imagine things taking place outside the frame of your picture as so that as long as you link the story to your picture it is good enough.
6.Let the story end in a happy or positive note.No tragedy please.
7.Let not the central character receive some awards or rewards at the end.
8.There is no requirements to give to many discriptive details of the picture.So also a brief introduction is sufficient for central character.Let the story speak of its goodness.
9.Do not come with unrealistic or fantasy stories.
10.Avoid to many service oriented story.
11.Have different names in the characters of your stories.
12.Prepare some intresting themes(around 20 ) in advance then alone you will find it easy to frame the stories.
13.The last blank you can write any social theme preferably related directly to you.
14.Let the story have definite ending.