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Copernican Revolution Activities

In this activity you’ll see a charcoal drawing and you’ll write a short story about it.  That’s essentially it! And you’ll get a personality profile inspired by the Freudian Psychoanalytic perspective, including ideas from Sigmund Freud, Henry Murray (who invented the task), and many other Psychoanalysts who developed coding for the Thematic Apperception Task.  YOu’ll also answer a variety of questions a therapist might be coding while observing you tell your stories, as well as some additional questions I use to try and continually improve the task.  Instead of thinking of your results as genuinely revealing your nature, please think of this activity as a fun way to review concepts you learn about Freud and the historical ideas you learn about in Psychology classes.

Estimated Time for Completion: 20 to 40 minutes

This activity is part of the Copernican Revolution Project, created by Dr. Kevin Grobman of California State University - Monterey Bay, to help everyone learn about psychological concepts through self-exploration. At the end you'll receive your personalized results, a guide for interpreting them, and a certificate of completion (e.g., for a teacher offering class credit).
 
Occasionally I combine your results with many other people to improve feedback.  Sometimes I combine different activities to discover new psychology findings and to share with others (e.g., conference presentations with other Psychology professors).  I also sometimes make anonymized datasets for students to practice statistical analyses and for researchers to test hypotheses.  Regardless, I never single particular people out and all responses are confidential.  Of course, you can share your results with anyone you choose!
 
Please feel free to skip any items you prefer not to answer.  Though your results may become less precise and less accurate the more items you skip, you'll still get your results.
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Is it okay for your responses to part of the Copernican Revolution Project?  If you're not comfortable participating, that's completely okay!  You can still get your results, read the guides, and you'll still get a certificate for class credit (if applicable).