Faculty Book: Steven Tuber
Understanding Personality through Projective Testing
(Jason Aronson, 2012)
This guide provides the reader with a comprehensive framework for linking key domains of personality functioning to the quality of responses given by both children and adults in projective testing. Six core aspects of personality—two facets of object relations (moving toward and away from self and others), the quality of defense mechanisms, the nature of affect maturity, the integrity of autonomous ego functioning, and the capacity for playfulness—are defined, articulated, and linked to one another in a reciprocal manner. Four methods of projective testing, the Rorschach Inkblot Method, Thematic Apperception Test, Sentence Completion Test, and Animal Preference Test, are described in detail. A comprehensive battery of projective testing is then assessed through the protocol of a single adult patient, allowing the reader to integrate the value of each individual method into a comprehensive assessment of the whole person. Steven Tuber (Prof., City) is on the doctoral faculty in psychology.
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Submitted on: OCT 12, 2012