Previous research has shown that stimulus pull is one of the contributory factors influencing Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) responses. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of studies examining this. In particular, the Social Cognition and Object Relations Scale–Global Rating Method (SCORS-G) has been employed to examine stimulus pull in adult clinical and nonclinical samples. The present study is the first attempt to examine this issue in a nonclinical sample of children. Ninety-eight children from Italian elementary (1st to 5th grade) and middle (6th to 8th grade) schools provided narratives to six TAT cards (1, 2, 3BM, 4, 8BM, and 16). Some important findings with regard to variance within scales replicate prior findings from other studies. Furthermore, some findings regarding the specific nature of pull for particular TAT cards (1, 2, 3BM, and 4) replicate prior work. Given that Cards 8BM and 16’s SCORS-G stimulus properties have not been previously studied, the pull of these cards is explored. Last, SCORS-G differences/similarities across these two age groups are highlighted. Suggestions for further research in this field are also provided, particularly concerning the use of SCORS-G and TAT for clinical assessment.

SCORS-G and Card Pull Effect of TAT Stories: A Study With a Nonclinical Sample of Children / Auletta, A. F.; Cupellaro, S.; Abbate, L.; Aiello, E.; Cornacchia, P.; Norcia, C.; Sogos, C.. - In: ASSESSMENT. - ISSN 1073-1911. - 27:6(2020), pp. 1368-1377. [10.1177/1073191118781014]

SCORS-G and Card Pull Effect of TAT Stories: A Study With a Nonclinical Sample of Children

Auletta A. F.
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Cupellaro S.;Aiello E.;Cornacchia P.;Sogos C.
2020

Abstract

Previous research has shown that stimulus pull is one of the contributory factors influencing Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) responses. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of studies examining this. In particular, the Social Cognition and Object Relations Scale–Global Rating Method (SCORS-G) has been employed to examine stimulus pull in adult clinical and nonclinical samples. The present study is the first attempt to examine this issue in a nonclinical sample of children. Ninety-eight children from Italian elementary (1st to 5th grade) and middle (6th to 8th grade) schools provided narratives to six TAT cards (1, 2, 3BM, 4, 8BM, and 16). Some important findings with regard to variance within scales replicate prior findings from other studies. Furthermore, some findings regarding the specific nature of pull for particular TAT cards (1, 2, 3BM, and 4) replicate prior work. Given that Cards 8BM and 16’s SCORS-G stimulus properties have not been previously studied, the pull of these cards is explored. Last, SCORS-G differences/similarities across these two age groups are highlighted. Suggestions for further research in this field are also provided, particularly concerning the use of SCORS-G and TAT for clinical assessment.
2020
card pull; children personality; social cognition and object relations; stimulus pull; Thematic Apperception Test; Adult; Child; Humans; Narration; Object Attachment; Thematic Apperception Test
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SCORS-G and Card Pull Effect of TAT Stories: A Study With a Nonclinical Sample of Children / Auletta, A. F.; Cupellaro, S.; Abbate, L.; Aiello, E.; Cornacchia, P.; Norcia, C.; Sogos, C.. - In: ASSESSMENT. - ISSN 1073-1911. - 27:6(2020), pp. 1368-1377. [10.1177/1073191118781014]
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