ch 6a Proj_tests_Interpretation_HTP_

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Chapter 6 Projective test Interpretation
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Personality tests Personality tests are of two kinds i.e. Self-Report Inventories and Projective Techniques.
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The Iceberg Principle We all know the basic iceberg principle that only 5% of the iceberg is above the waterline and 95% is below the waterline. This is also very much like people in an interview setting. They will generally only let you see 5% of who they are. You can ask probing questions, situational questions and behavioral based (the more you do the better), however, by far the majority of the individual will remain below the waterline. Personality Assessments help you see what is below the waterline I.e. covert as well as overt dimensions.
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Projective Tests / Techniques The term “Projective Method” is used to describe a category of tests for studying personality with unstructured stimuli. In a Projective test the examinee encounters vague, ambiguous stimuli and responds with his / her own contructions. The projective tests are based on “projective hypothesis”. The challenge of projective testing is to decipher underlying personality processes (needs, motives and conflicts)
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A Classification of Projective Techniques Classification of projective techniques Association to inkblots or words (Rorschah) Construction of stories or sequences (TAT) Completion of sentences or stories (RISB) Arrangements / Selection of pictures or verbal choices (Zongdi) Expression with drawings or play (HTP)
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HTP Interpretation
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House It might be perceived as a symbol of the self in which different portions of the house represent different aspects of the self (the roof as fantasy life or windows and doors as interpersonal accessibility). It is important to note the general mood level of warmth or accessibility of the house, also whether it is simple, small or large. It might also represent body. In addition it might also suggest attitudes toward the mother or “mothering”.
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Relevant Details of House Roof represents fantasy life or intellectual side. The roof and wall depict S’s ego. Symbolically the strength or weakness of the roof and walls corresponds to that of ego. If faint lines i.e. crumbling or disintegrating ones are used weak ego control is implied. If exaggerated of the walls is there it may mean fear of disintegration. If baseline of the House is reinforced feelings of insecurity are presumed to be present. A chimney relates to person’s warmth and availability or to the degree of feelings of power and masculinity. Doors and windows relate to the outside world.
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Irrelevant Details of House Many irrelevant details of house indicate the need to structure the environment which in turn indicates feelings of insecurity and inadequacy.
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course MASS COMMU 107 taught by Professor Masror during the Spring '11 term at College of E&ME, NUST.

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ch 6a Proj_tests_Interpretation_HTP_ - Chapter 6 Projective...

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