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November 1952

Child Rorschach Responses: Developmental Trends from Two to Ten Years.

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By Louise Bates Ames, Ph.D.; Janet Learned, M.A.; Ruth W. Metraux, M.A., and Richard N. Walker, M.A. Price, $7.50. Pp. 294, with bibliography and 39 tables. Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., 49 E. 33d St., New York 16, 1952.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1952;84(5):675-676. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1952.02050050149012

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Abstract

The authors of this book, members of the staff of the Gesell Institute of Child Development at Yale University, gave the Rorschach test to 650 children in the age group from 2 to 10 years. Fifty children, divided equally as to sex, were studied at each age level. The discrete age levels totaled 13: half-yearly intervals from 2 through 5½ years and yearly intervals from 6 through 10 years. The children were homogeneous in above-average intelligence and socioeconomic background.

The main data of the book are the quantitative Rorschach results for each age level studied along with their interpreted developmental implications. Comparison is made between these findings and the characteristics for each age level as advanced by Dr. Gesell. The respective findings show close correspondence. Two sample records for each age level are given in their entirety and are individually analyzed. In addition, the volume contains a thorough, rather integrative

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