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Rorschach Ink Blot Test
A discussion of the Rorschach ink blot test that assesses information about a person's emotional functioning.
# 115747 | 1,637 words | 10 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Aug 10, 2009 in Psychology (Testing)

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The paper looks at the stages of the Rorschach test and at the numerous methods to score the test. The paper relates that there has been controversy surrounding this scoring system due to its subjectivity and then looks at the Exner Comprehensive System, the most modern improvement on the Rorschach system. The paper discusses how this test's administration and interpretation rely heavily on the psychologists and this may result in error if the psychologists are unable to conduct the test well, but the paper also notes that the ambiguity and the less rigid structure of the Rorschach test make it an ideal tool in exploring the underlying personality in a patient.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Board of Trustees of the Society for Personality Assessment. (2005). "The status of the Rorschach in clinical and forensic practice: an official statement by the Board of Trustees of the Society for Personality Assessment." Journal of Personality Assessment, 85(2): 219-237.
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  • Heshlberger, S.L. & Segal, N.L. (2004). "The cognitive, behavioral and personality profiles of a male monozygotic triplet set discordant for sexual orientation." Archives of Sexual Behavior, 33(5): 497-514.

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