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  • The Rorschach Test By: Anders Hoglund
  • Hermann Rorschach
    • He was born in 1885.
    • He died 37 years later in 1922.
    • His research started when he was working in a children’s hospital.
    • He published his findings, that when playing a game know as Blotto, children had different reactions to the same card.
    • He worked on his ink test for only four years.
    • He did caution that his findings where preliminary.
  • History
    • After Hermann died, four different systems of interpretation of the results sprang up.
    • People such as John Exner, David Rapport, and Bruno Klopfer continued his research and found that out of these four systems all had merit, but all of them had certain, major flaws to them
    • It was Exner that put together the final work that still is used today.
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  • Why the Rorschach Test is Used
    • The Rorschach Test is used to find patterns and valuable clues about the test subject personality.
    • Some psychologists think that this test is unreliable. There is much debate over the validity of this test
    • Other psychologists, such as Elizabeth Marum argue that it is “one of the cardinal tools of modern psychodiagnosis”
    • Although people like Elizabeth Marum trust this test, there disagreement of how to interpret the results.
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  • How it is Administered
    • There are only ten official cards to this test.
    • These cards are generally kept secret to the public so that there is a spontaneous reaction from the test subject.
    • These cards are a thick, rectangular cardboard that are 6 5/8 inches by 9 1/5 inches.
    • Five of these card are black on white, two are red and black on white, and the final three are multicolored.
  • How it is Administered (continued)
    • The psychologist sits behind the test subject in an informal setting.
    • After giving an answer for each card, the psychologist gives them the next one.
    • All the while, the psychologist is taking notes on anything he/she thinks will help in decoding the results.
  • Flaws
    • Failure to provide an objective system, free of arbitrary conventions, and showing high interscorer agreement.
    • Lack of satisfactory internal consistency, or test-retest reliability.
    • 3. Failure to provide cogent evidence for clinical validity.
    • 4. Failure of the individual Rorschach scoring categories to relate to diagnosis.
    • 5. Lack of prognostic, or predictive validity with respect to the outcome of treatment, or later behavior.
    • 6. Individual differences between groups of normal subjects.
    • 7. Failure to find any significant relationships between Rorschach scores and intelligence, or creative ability.
    • From: http://schatz.sju.edu/intro/1001lowfi/personality/rorschach/history.html
  • What do You See?
  • Did you see a…
    • ...bat?
    • … butterfly?
    • … moth?
    • … mask?
    • … jack-o’-lantern?
    • … an animal face?
  • Works Cited
    • http://www.jou.ufl.edu/pubs/onb/F03/rorschachtest.htm
    • http://www.csulb.edu/~pamela/read397/Rorschach_Tested.pdf
    • http://schatz.sju.edu/intro/1001lowfi/personality/rorschach/history.html
    • http://projectivetests.umwblogs.org/popular-tests/rorschach-inkblot-test/
    • http:// rorschach.org /
    • http://www.jou.ufl.edu/pubs/onb/F03/rorschachtest.htm
    • http://www.csulb.edu/~pamela/read397/Rorschach_Tested.pdf
    • http://schatz.sju.edu/intro/1001lowfi/personality/rorschach/history.html
    • http://projectivetests.umwblogs.org/popular-tests/rorschach-inkblot-test/
    • http:// rorschach.org /
    • http://www.jou.ufl.edu/pubs/onb/F03/rorschachtest.htm
    • http://www.csulb.edu/~pamela/read397/Rorschach_Tested.pdf
    • http://schatz.sju.edu/intro/1001lowfi/personality/rorschach/history.html
    • http://projectivetests.umwblogs.org/popular-tests/rorschach-inkblot-test/
    • http:// rorschach.org /