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June 1942

The Clinical Application of the Rohrschach Test.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;63(6):1192. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010060176018

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The Rohrschach test is used to measure the nonintellectual traits of a personality. It is considered by many as a valuable method for obtaining an objective, nonpersonal index of the emotional reactions of persons. It consists of showing the subject to be tested ten standardized ink blots and asking him to state what they might be. Since they are without content, the subject must project himself into them. There is a definite technic for summarizing the responses and comparing them with those of other persons.

In this volume the authors describe the test, the method of giving it and the details for evaluating and tabulating the results. The responses of normal, neurotic and psychotic persons differ widely. These responses are described as a diagnostic test of different types of personality. In addition, there are a description of the responses of feebleminded persons and a description of children's records. While the

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