Psychology of Words:
Projective Tests and Language
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What Do You See in the Picture?

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Instructions

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Look at the picture. Your task is to write a complete story about the picture you see above. This should be an imaginative story with a beginning, middle, and an end. Try to portray who the people might be, what they are feeling, thinking, and wishing. Try to tell what led to the situation depicted in the picture and how everything will turn out in the end.

Be sure and examine the picture for several seconds before clicking the button below. Once you push the button, you will have 10 minutes to write whatever story comes into your mind. You should write continuously the entire 10 minutes. If you need more than 10 minutes, feel free to continue writing until you are finished.

Although we have never had problems with this in the past, you should know that this is not a completely secure site. If you have any questions about the project, contact James W. Pennebaker.