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July 1939

Introduction to the Rorschach Method: A Manual of Personality Study.

Arch NeurPsych. 1939;42(1):187. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1939.02270190195018

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This manual is the first monograph published by the American Orthopsychiatric Association. It provides a manual of Rorschach test procedure for use in further experimental work, the collection of comparable material and diagnostic applications. The bulk of the manual, which consists of two parts, with a preface by F. L. Wells, contains experimental records of 59 cases, descriptive of ten groups. The response records, scored and interpreted, have been taken from healthy adults of superior intelligence; from feebleminded persons; from patients with depressed states, hypomanic conditions, schizophrenia, neuroses and conduct disorders, and from problem children. Validation of records has been made by case history and clinical check-up. No attempt is made to treat the material statistically for the purpose of establishing quantitative measures of validity and reliability. The second part of the manual presents scoring technics, norms and suggested psychologic processes that the test results indicate. The norms are held