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Principles and Practice of the Rorschach Personality Test

Nature volume 162, page 87 (17 July 1948) | Download Citation



SINCE the Swiss psychiatrist, H. Rorschach, published his fascinating "Psychodiagnostik" in 1932, considerable effort has been devoted in several countries to elaborating the methods of scoring and interpreting the test responses. Nevertheless, the somewhat forbidding notation in current use has given the accumulated mass of data the semblance of esoteric lore and the test itself has acquired what the late William Stern called a "monosymptomatic despotism". It is refreshing, therefore, to read Dr. Mons' clear and restrained account of the techniques and interpretation of the Rorschach ‘ink-blot' test, an account based on extensive experience with Service and civilian patients and on the examination of a thousand clerical records.

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