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 the process of gaining knowledge, either by an examination of appropriate theories orthrough empirical data.  In psychology,the term is used to refer to an investigative process such as the experiment orthe casestudy.

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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.