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psychological test

a test of an individual's level of achievement or aptitude. There are two main types of test:
  1. achievement test: this tests an individual's acquired knowledge and skills, for example a driving test;
  2. aptitude test: this tests fundamental abilities or aptitudes, such as mental ability (for example, an intelligence test) or perceptual abilities.

Whereas (a) is used to determine what skills an individual already possesses, the purpose of (b) is to discover his or her capacity to acquire new skills in future. Tests of both types are often utilized in RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION. Achievement tests can be used to verify information that a candidate has submitted in his application, and aptitude tests can be used to gauge how individuals will respond to new challenges and hence to provide a degree of prediction of future work performance. See PERSONALITY INVENTORY.

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Looking at the first two aspects, the Thematic Apperception Test is an ideal tool to illustrate these points.
During the first phase of assessment ten cards of Thematic Apperception Test (1, 2, 3BM, 6BM, 7BM, 8BM, 13MF, 14, 15, 17BM) were shown to them one by one and were asked to make a story on each card.
An in-house conference of therapists [hereinafter cited as Conference], 22 October 1954; Thematic Apperception Test [TAT], 1955 [Fischer], FCF; Conference, 15 February 1957 [Dumont], FCF; Treatment, December 1957-June 1958 [Lane], FCF; Conference, 24 June 1955 [MacGowan], FCF; Sessions: 14 November 1966, 17 April, 18 July 1967, September 1968-March 1969 [Cernigliaro], Parents' and Children's Counseling Center [PCCC]; Session, 18 September 1959; Conference, 8 June 1960 [Stein], FCF; Session, 28 February 1947 [Dimitriyevich], Comprehensive Therapy Center [CTC].
Results showed that the participants responded more favorably to Thematic Apperception Test (TAT; Murray, 1943) stimuli depicting achievement-oriented situations and more negatively toward affiliation situations.
Inkblot) Test, Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), and House-Tree-Person (HTP) Drawings.