Book Reviews
April 1947

The Clinical Application of the Rorschach Test.

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Second edition. By Ruth Bochner, M.A., and Florence Halpern, M.A. Price, $4. Pp. 331. New York: Grune & Stratton, Inc., 1945.

Am J Dis Child. 1947;73(4):529. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02020390141010

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This is a well written, understandable book which describes the purpose, method of administration and ways of scoring the Rorschach test. This test consists in showing the patient ten standardized ink spots and asking him to give his interpretation of them. The results are free associations of the patient from a stimulus without content. They are therefore a projection of the personality of the patient. The scoring is essentially symbols of the responses. From studies of a large number of patients (or other persons) it is possible to recognize personality responses, for instance neurotic and schizophrenic. The book describes in detail the responses and the method of scoring the records of 32 patients.

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