Asked by Sergio Peraza on Feb 29, 2024



Psychological tests used to infer motives, conflicts, and unconscious dynamics on the basis of a person's interpretations of ambiguous stimuli are called:

A) clinical judgment tests.
B) inventories.
C) objective tests.
D) projective tests.

Projective Tests

Psychological tests that use ambiguous or unstructured stimuli, allowing the person to project their feelings, desires, and needs.

Unconscious Dynamics

The underlying psychological forces, often unconscious, that influence human behavior and relationships.

Ambiguous Stimuli

Objects, images, or situations that can be interpreted in multiple ways due to their lack of clarity or definiteness, often used in psychological experiments to study perception and cognition.

  • Differentiate between types of psychological tests (objective, projective) and their underlying assumptions.

Verified Answer

Stone Carranza

Feb 29, 2024

Final Answer :
Explanation :
Projective tests present ambiguous stimuli (such as pictures, inkblots, or stories) and examine the subject's responses, which are assumed to reveal unconscious motives or conflicts. Examples include the Rorschach inkblot test and the Thematic Apperception Test. Clinical judgment tests rely on clinical experience to make diagnoses, inventories measure specific traits or symptoms, and objective tests have clear and direct questions with fixed answers.