Delinquency in Three Cultures

By Carl M. Rosenquist; Edwin I. Megargee | Go to book overview

CHAPTER 12
THE PICTURE-STORY TEST

Methodological Problems of the Symonds and Other Projective Tests

The Symonds Picture-Story Test consists of 20 pictures of adolescents in various situations. The subject is asked to make up a story about each picture, which the examiner writes down.

The basic advantage as well as the major disadvantage of projective tests like the Symonds is the fact that the subject is free to respond as he wishes. There are no limitations on the length or the type of the story he may tell. Usually, the story will be strongly influenced by the nature of the scene depicted on the card and by the constraints imposed by the testing situation. Nevertheless, the subject can, if he wants, tell any story that he wishes, whether it is appropriate or not. Thus, the opportunities for individual variations in response are maximized, but at the penalty of increased difficulties in the coding, analysis, and interpretation of the data.

Research with the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), the first such story projective test to gain wide use, has indicated that a host of factors influence the content of apperception test stories. They include the picture depicted, the examiner's manner and personality, the subject's perception of the testing situation, the subject's needs and motives (both conscious and unconscious), the relative strength of competing drives, the subject's inhibitions against expressing certain themes, and the subject's verbal fluency. Lindzey has discussed some of the assets and hazards of the use of the TAT in cross-cultural research:

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