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 12: Interpretation of Inkblot Responses: Case Studies
Interpretation of Inkblot Responses: Case Studies
Applications through Content Analysis
What Constitutes a Projective Test?
Quantitative inkblot response indices for the Rorschach, Holtzman and SIS tests have a considerable historical research and clinical merit derived from the foundation of normative data. While assigning numerical summation scores to the subjective inner world phenomenon may make such an approach appear ‘objective’, scientifically, the application of mathematics in this context does not have the same ring of reality as counting physical objects. In recent years, sceptical critics have raised fundamental questions regarding these tests’ applicability in the 21st-century clinical settings.
The three categories ‘human’, ‘animal’ and ‘movement’ utilize principles of projection more than those assessing such constructs as ‘form’ and ‘colour’, which are more analogous ...