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generalintelligence (g)

mental attribute that underlies a range of intellectual tasks.Proposed by Charles Spearman,who foundthat people that performed well on one type of mental ability test also tended to do well on other types of test.

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September 17th 2021

thematic apperception test (TAT)

 a projectivetest, whereby individuals are presented with ambiguous pictures and askedto generate a story from them, thereby reveal personality characteristics, motivation forpower, achievement and affiliation, and in a clinical setting, anyunderlying emotional problems.