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Introduction

In the presentation of projective techniques four steps will be taken:

  • The first step focuses on the definition, general characteristics, classification and dominant theoretical perspectives on projective techniques.
  • Given the high number and diversity of these techniques it was decided to elect the one most known and used among them, the Rorschach Inkblot Method, for a larger appreciation of its development. Particular emphasis will also be given here to the Exner Comprehensive System that was gradually developed as from the late 1960s.
  • The third step considers the impact of and reactions to the Comprehensive System in the scope of projective techniques and psychological measurement.
  • The final step includes some comments about the future of projective techniques.

Definition and General Characteristics

Projective techniques designate a set of instruments ...

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