Storytelling, Narrative, and the Thematic Apperception Test

Psychoanalytic Approaches
Guilford Publications (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erscheint ca. am 2. Juli 1996
  • Buch
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  • Hardcover
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  • 374 Seiten
978-1-57230-094-1 (ISBN)
This volume is about a particular kind of story-telling. Known as the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), it is a systematic approach to story-telling that provides clinicians with an effective method for investigating those original and highly personal themes that constitute the unique personality of each individual. The first half of the book illuminates the meaning of narratives and the second half explores their implications for therapeutic understanding and treatment. Topics covered include: The history and development of the TAT The importance of context in storytelling How stories are transformed over time What narratives may reveal about personality organization How narratives may alter according to age, gender, or as a result of defense mechanisms The use of the TAT for research studies
  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
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black & white illustrations
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
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  • Dicke: 31 mm
  • 738 gr
978-1-57230-094-1 (9781572300941)
1572300949 (1572300949)
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Phebe Cramer, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and a practicing clinical psychologist. She is also an Associate Editor of the "Journal of Personality" and a member of the Editorial Board of the" Journal of Personality Assessment." The author of a number of books, her research interests take a developmental approach to the study of defense mechanisms and personal identity
Part 1: Origins of the Thematic Apperception Test. Introduction. The TAT. Part 2: Interpretation of the TAT. Narrative and Storytelling. Context and Storytelling. The TAT and the Life Story Narrative. Gender Identity: An Interpretive Perspective. Defense Mechanisms: Another Interpretive Perspective. Part 3: Studies of Clinical Patients. The Storyteller's Narrative. The Anaclitic/Introjective Perspective: Two Personality Organizations. The Interpreter's Perspective: TAT and Psychopathology. Part 4: Changing Narratives: Studies of Normal Development. Developmental Differences in TAT Stories: Children and Adolescents. Developmental Differences in Adult TAT Stories. Part 5: Research Issues with the TAT. General Issues in TAT Research. Questions of Reliability and Validity. The TAT in Personality Research Today. The TAT in Clinical Research Studies: Further Examples. Conclusion.
"This work is the most comprehensive, original, and creative integration of clinical and empirical approaches to the TAT yet produced. It begins with an emphasis on the multi-modal perspectives inherent in the depiction of the TAT as a narrative, interactive event between story-teller and story-interpreter. The remainder of the book then enacts this conception of narrative by providing multiple, overlapping reviews of the vast array of clinical and empirical investigations of personality using the TAT. Her clinical interpretations of TAT protocols are brilliant and provide outstanding material for the practitioner and teacher alike. Her scholarly review of the reliability and validity of the technique and, more importantly, her critique of the way conventional psychometric standards have misunderstood the essence of the TAT are of great significance in the recent debate about the merits of various assessment procedures. The work is also compelling in its ability to give equal and lucid emphasis to both the clinical/psychodynamic and social psychology/achievement traditions that have historically intertwined as the two primary configuration of TAT use since its introduction 60 years ago. This book is beautifully written, clinically astute, and extraordinarily well documented. It will no doubt be the standard TAT reference for many years to come." --Steven Tuber, Ph.D., ABPP, Director, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, City College Graduate Center, New York "The book provides a masterful synthesis of half a century of work on the TAT, placing it in the context of storytelling and narrative approaches to understanding individuals and clinical groups. Dr. Cramer does a particularly good job of integrating interpretative and empirical approaches to the TAT, showing how the interpretation of life narratives and the rigorous psychometric assessment of life narratives can be part of the same enterprise." --Drew Westen, Ph.D., Chief Psychologist, The Cambridgeh

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