Rorschach revisited

A new look at an old test

Howard Wainer, Stephen Hurt, Leona Aiken

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Abstract

Two control samples (21 and 27 college students) and a sample of 21 short-term psychiatric patients (aged 21-26 yrs) scaled all pairs of Rorschach inkblots for perceived similarity. Data were analyzed using J. D. Carroll and C. C. Chang's individual scaling (INDSCAL) model, which resulted in a good fit in 2 dimensions. These 2 dimensions were interpreted as a dimension of color and 1 of form ("twoness"), and empirically validated in a 2nd study, using 2 groups of controls (20 and 33 college students) and 6 short-term schizophrenic patients. It was also found that the saliences estimated by INDSCAL for each S formed 3 virtually nonoverlapping distributions. This implies a possible use of the method within a diagnostic context. (42 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)390-399
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1976
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • individual scaling model, scaling pairs of Rorschach inkblots for perceived similarity, college students &
  • schizophrenic patients
  • short term psychiatric &

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  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Rorschach revisited : A new look at an old test. / Wainer, Howard; Hurt, Stephen; Aiken, Leona.

In: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 44, No. 3, 06.1976, p. 390-399.

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Wainer, Howard ; Hurt, Stephen ; Aiken, Leona. / Rorschach revisited : A new look at an old test. In: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 1976 ; Vol. 44, No. 3. pp. 390-399.
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