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December 1949

Development of the Basic Rorschach Score with Manual of Directions.

Am J Dis Child. 1949;78(6):958. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1949.02030050977015

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The Rorschach test has established itself as a practical device for the evaluation of personality structure. As a result, it has become one of the essential tests in the extensive armamentarium of the clinical psychologist.

In this test the subject is asked to interpret ten ink blots. The ten ink blots are standard and were first used by the brilliant Swiss psychiatrist, Rorschach. Rorschach formulated a discipline for the interpretation of a person's responses to the ten ink blots. Psychiatrists and psychologists who have used the test clinically have generally confirmed Rorschach's original interpretation. At the same time, there have been many experimental attempts to validate the Rorschach test as an instrument for the assay of personality. In addition, psychologists have tried to determine the extent to which it can be standardized and quantified. This is the aim of the monograph now being reviewed. The reported investigation demonstrates that the

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