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November 21, 1953

A Clinical Approach to Children's Rorschachs

JAMA. 1953;153(12):1134. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940290066033

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In this book the author has attempted to communicate the insight she has gained, through her vast experience, in the interpretation of children's Rorschach test records. She has also made some significant contributions to a theory underlying the relationship between Rorschach test factors and developmental trends.

The book begins with a description of differences in test administration for the preschool and school age child and contrasts these with the procedure for adults. The author postulates three developmental levels that she feels are clearly delineated in children's Rorschach test records. These levels are 2 1/2 to 4 years, 4 1/2 to 6, and 6 to 10. The various test factors of area, determinants, content, etc., are discussed with regard to the manner and frequency in which they are manifested on each of these levels. Each of the 10 stimulus cards are then described in terms of the qualitative reactions that are

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