How Art Works: The Tat

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One of the best known personality tests is the Thematic Apperception Test, which asks patients to imagine a story based on a picture of an ambiguous scene. The "TAT" is undergoing its biggest overhaul since its creation 70 years ago, which means psychologists are having to think deeply about composing pictures. Lu Olkowski wanted to know what clinical psychologists look for in a painting.