Thematic Apperception Test

The Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) is a projective test that requires subjects to respond to vague, ambiguous stimuli in ways that may reveal personal motives and traits.


The stimulus materials for the TAT are pictures of people in ambiguous scenes open to interpretation. Participants are asked to write or tell stories about whats happening in the scenes and what the characters are feeling. The themes of these stories are then scored to measure the strength of various needs.

Pick one of the scenes from this video. What story would you tell about it? How would your story give insight into your personal need for achievement?