First authoritative and comprehensive study in the field of Inkblot Personality Test, this book describes the historical roots of the three major projective inkblot measures: the Rorschach, the Holtzman Inkblot Technique (HIT) and the Somatic Inkblot Series (SIS). It presents the extensive psychometric background work accompanying the normative data and diagnostic indicators along with indices for selecting executives in a business organization. The book begins with a detailed history of Hermann Rorschach and his early experiments with inkblots in the diagnosis of mentally ill patients. Special attention is given to the administration and scoring of the Rorschach, with the sections detailing the systems developed by Klopfer and Exner. The HIT and SIS are also reviewed in detail, emphasizing their psychometric qualities.
Chapter 5: Studies on Rorschach, Holtzman and Somatic Inkblot Tests
Studies on Rorschach, Holtzman and Somatic Inkblot Tests
Inkblot Test in India
The Rorschach Inkblot Test
The Rorschach test is the oldest and a popular projective test which still is widely used in clinical settings (Dubey 1981a, 1982). Diagnostic testing based upon this instrument remains the most requested function of clinical psychologists (Arora 1982; Dubey et al. 1981a, 1982; Verma 1980; Verma and Misra 2002).
Initially, during the 1950s and 1960s, research papers related to the Rorschach test were published mainly in the Indian Journal of Psychology and Indian Journal of Psychiatry. At present, there are three journals published from India—Indian Journal of Clinical Psychology (since 1974), Journal of Personality and Clinical Studies (since 1985) and SIS Journal of Projective ...