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October 30, 1937

Introduction to the Rorschach Method: A Manual of Personality Study

JAMA. 1937;109(18):1478. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780440068039

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Abstract

This book is written to aid investigators and clinicians in the use of Rorschach's ink blot "tests" in the study of personality. The writer assumes a familiarity on the part of the reader with the tests. He endeavors to establish a "normative, objectively stable standard of procedure" in the use of the ink blots. He presents in detail fifty-nine case records, among which are represented ten different groups of subjects ranging from healthy adults of superior intelligence to neurotic and psychotic groups of cases. The responses of the subjects to the ink blots, the author's scoring of each response and his interpretations of the observations on each subject are given. These case records constitute the first half of the book. The second part deals with the experimental technic in application of the test material, and exact procedure in scoring the responses. There is little question that in the hands of

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