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July 1942

The Clinical Application of the Rorschach Test.

Arch NeurPsych. 1942;48(1):161-162. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1942.02290070171018

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The authors of this small volume purporting to describe the clinical application of the Rorschach method devote the first of the book to a general discussion of the procedure and scoring of the Rorschach test. Although they state that their material is essentially derived from the literature, they neglect to include in their bibliography the two papers of Klopfer, "The Technique of the Rorschach Administration" and "Theory and Technique of the Rorschach Interpretation," from which most of their material might have been derived. This omission is surprising since some of the Klopfer theories have never been published elsewhere. Their handling of this material tends, unfortunately, toward oversimplification, and they are apparently unaware of certain changes which have been made since these articles were first published, some years ago. In addition, the authors themselves do not seem at all clear in their discussion of the more difficult problems. Their discussion of

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