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wordrecognition threshold

 is the minimum exposure of a word necessary torecognise and identify it. The threshold is set as the point at which the word can be correctlyrecognised 50 per cent of the time when presented.

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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.