Book Reviews
November 1944

Rorschach's Test. Volume I.

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By Samuel J. Beck, Ph.D. Price, $3.50. Pp. 223, with 20 tables and 10 figures. New York: Grune & Stratton, 1944.

Am J Dis Child. 1944;68(5):362. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020110063024

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Of the large number of tests which have been devised for and used in attempts to determine characteristics of personality, the Rorschach test is one of the few that are still used. The subject is shown a series of 10 ink blots and asked to state everything that comes to his mind from looking at them. The test material is devised to stimulate free association with fixed stimuli having no specific meaning.

This volume records in detail the types of responses that have been secured by the author during over twenty years' experience. He has set up general norms by comparison with which an examiner can recognize unusual or abnormal responses.

The book does not include a description of the ink blots themselves; the reader is referred to earlier publications for this. The material is prepared for the psychologist who uses the test rather than for the lay reader who

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