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March 1942

THE GRAPHIC RORSCHACH TEST I

Author Affiliations

Senior Physician, the Fairfield State Hospital; Psychologist, the Fairfield State Hospital NEWTOWN, CONN.

Arch NeurPsych. 1942;47(3):438-448. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1942.02290030096008

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Abstract

With the orthodox Rorschach test as a point of departure, the following technic and procedure is suggested as a supplement making scoring as well as interpretation more conclusive. Without suggesting or forcing the limits, it rather allows free efferent response to a specific afferent stimulus.

In cases of mental illness individual responses are difficult to comprehend through the patient's eyes. The graphic Rorschach test allows a controlled stimulus to demonstrate graphically the patient's own perceptions and his responses and how they may deviate from the usual. The more bizarre the response, the more clearly is it demonstrated, the test having application to all types of patients, whether normal or with an organic or functional disorder. Further, the only requirement is a cooperative patient. No technical skill is required. Even patients with verbal facility clarify and add; those without verbal facility make themselves much more understandable.

TECHNIC AND PROCEDURE  The Rorschach

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