An open-data archive of narratives collected in response to the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT). The archive contains 665 TAT narratives, collected from 303 subjects. In addition to the complete text of the TAT narratives themselves (and information about which TAT card each narrative is a response to), the database contains demographic information about the respondents’ sex, age, race or ethnicity, and psychiatric diagnoses. When possible, information about the circumstances under which the test was administered (date of administration, method of administration, whether or not the test was part of a clinical assessment, etc.) has also been included.
Narratives were used with permission and copyright clearances. Included documents are 1) a database of TAT narratives (Excel file); and 2) overview document describing how to use the database (Word file).
Keywords: open science, archival data, Thematic Apperception Test, narratives
Browsing Thematic Apperception Test Narrative Archive by Issue Date
(Digital Scholarship Initiatives, Middle Tennessee State University, 2022-08-10)
Brown, Cindi; Parker, Heather; Brinthaupt, Thomas M.
We describe the development and contents of an archive of narratives collected in response to the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), to be shared with psychology researchers, teachers, and students. This archive holds demographic data of respondents as well as the complete text of the narratives themselves. Some of the included narratives are historical, archived from previously published sources and from the records of clinicians; others will be newly collected from introductory psychology students at Middle Tennessee State University. We discuss possible uses and the strengths and weaknesses of the archive.
This document describes the creation of an open-data archive of narratives collected in response to the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT), and illustrates some of the archive’s potential uses for researchers, teachers, and students.
KEYWORDS: open science, archival data, Thematic Apperception Test, narratives