If projective tests
were used in your case, ask the psychologist to provide you with research that shows the validity and reliability of these tests and the research on their use in custody cases.
As an effect of the criticism against the use of projective tests
, a few objective tests have been developed.
Using the scores from the Projectire Test of Work Ethic and the Managers' Performance Appraisal Ratings, a chi-square contingency table test showed that high scorers on the Projective Test
were likely to get high performance ratings from their managers.
At the same time, attitudes toward projective tests
by directors of internship training were relatively positive and opportunities for advanced training on select projective tests
was an expected function of the internship experience (Piotrowski & Belter, 1999; Stedman et al.
Nevertheless, Skinner (1936, 1953/2003) still listed the advantages of such an instrument, considering that projective tests
create a laboratory situation, enabling control over stimuli in the observation of behaviour and facilitating the emergence of behaviours that are not known by the subject, especially the verbal ones.
I had the means to collect art for my own pleasure at first, until I realized that some of the artworks I own could be used as projective tests
, a bit like the Rorschach inkblot test.
They further argued that, with additional specialized training, counselors can administer projective tests
, intelligence tests, and clinical diagnostic tests.
ACA (2003) argued that competence in testing and assessment is acquired through education, training, and experience; that counselors are qualified to use objective measures; and that, with additional training, counselors can administer projective tests
, intelligence tests, and clinical diagnostic tests, sometimes called "Level C" or "advanced" tests (Turner, DeMers, Fox, & Reed, 2001).
Sources said the doctors conducted personality trait test, psychopathology test and projective tests
In the world of psychological research and treatment, it is not just psychologists administering projective tests
who examine the stories clients tell.