Book Reviews
April 1946

Rorschach's Test II: A Variety of Personality Pictures.

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By Samuel J. Beck, Ph.D. Foreword by Roy R. Grinker. Price, $5. Pp. 402, with no illustrations. New York: Grune & Stratton, Inc., 1945.

Am J Dis Child. 1946;71(4):447. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1946.02020270117013

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The second volume of this important work takes up the Rorschach test at the point where volume I leaves off—at the stage of interpretation. It translates the symbols of the test into a more familiar clinical language and sketches out the structures of recognizable personalities from the mass of technical detail.

The author studied the personality of various types of individuals by their reactions to the Rorschach test. Students, nurses, professors, feebleminded persons, adolescents, persons with schizophrenia and neurotic subjects were included. The work was done in a psychiatric clinic, and he was able to check his results with those of other psychologists and psychiatrists. In this way he was able to apply the technic of the test and to learn more about the personality reactions of these subjects.

The Rorschach test as used by the author is complicated and technical, to be used only by an expert. Its value

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