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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.

Administration and Scoring of the Rorschach Test
Administration and scoring of the rorschach test

Before the administration of the Rorschach test, the examiner should have items such as: Rorschach cards arranged in alphabetical order (face down on the table), record sheets, a stopwatch, a location chart, a pencil and a ball pen.

He/she should ensure assessing the subject's present physical and mental conditions, reason of referral (if referred by someone) and previous diagnosis, if any. The subject should be relaxed and cooperative and he/she should be explained how the test will help in planning the overall treatment plan.

There are three systems (Klopfer's System, Beck's System and Exner's System) most widely used and have almost the common procedure of administration. There is little difference in their ‘instructions’, ...

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