"Special things" (collecting, esthetics, fetishism); graphic art in psychological testing; history of the Thematic Apperception Test.
I have two current major research interests. The first concerns man's (and woman's) attraction and relation to inanimate objects or "special things." Specifically, this has focused on collecting, attraction and various aspects of sexual fetishism. The second interest is in the history of the use of graphic art in psychological tests. This has thus far focused on the various editions of the Thematic Apperception Test.
- Sigma Xi
- Clinical Fellow, Behavior Therapy and Research Society
- Library Friends Outstanding Service Award
Morgan, W.G. (2003). Origin and history of the “Series B” and “Series C” TAT pictures. Journal of Personality Assessment 81, 133-148.
Morgan, W.G. (2002) Origin and history of the earliest Thematic Apperception Test pictures. Journal of Personality Assessment 79, 422-445.
Morgan, W.G. (2001) New findings concerning two early TAT pictures. In M.I. Stein (Ed), Creativity's Global Correspondence - 2001. New York: Winslow.
Morgan, W.G. (2000). Origin and history of an early TAT card: Picture C. Journal of Personality Assessment, 74, 88-94.
Morgan, W.G. (1999). The 1943 TAT images: Their origin and history. In M.T. Geiser & M.I. Stein (Eds). Evocative images: The thematic apperception test and the art of projection. Washington, DC: APA.
Geiser, M.T., Morgan, W.G. (1999). Look homeward Harry: Literary influence on the development of the thematic apperception test. In M.T. Geiser & M.I. Stein (Eds). Evocative images: The thematic apperception test and the art of projection. Washington, DC: APA.
Ph.D., University of Tennessee (1967)
Key words: Clinical psychology, behavior therapy, paraphilias, sexual fetishes, Thematic Apperception Test.