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one for disclosing personality traits and conflicts by the patient's interpretation of 10 cards bearing symmetrical ink blots in various colors and shadings.
a projective psychological test in which the subject reveals his or her attitudes, emotions, and personality by reporting what is seen in each of ten inkblot pictures.
Synonym(s): inkblot test
Rorschach test(rôr′shäk′, -shäKH′)
A psychological test in which a subject's interpretations of a series of standard inkblots are analyzed as an indication of personality traits, preoccupations, and conflicts.
Etymology: Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychiatrist, 1884-1922
a projective personality assessment test developed by Hermann Rorschach. It consists of 10 pictures of inkblots, five in black and white, three in black and red, and two multicolored, to which the subject responds by telling, in as many interpretations as is desired, what images and emotions each design evokes. Replies are evaluated according to whether the response is to the entire or only part of the image; whether color, shading, shape, or location of individual elements is significant; whether movement is seen; and the degree of complexity to which each interpretation is given. Scoring is primarily subjective and is based on both the subject's responses and the general reaction to the circumstances under which the test is administered. The test is designed to assess the degree to which intellectual and emotional factors are integrated in the subject's perception of the environment. See also Holtzman inkblot technique.
Rorschach testInk blot test, Rorschach technique of projective assessment Psychology A personality test in which 10 ink blots are presented to an individual for an interpretation of what is seen in the 'picture'. See Psychological testing.
Ror·schach test(rōr'shahk test)
A projective psychological test of personality in which the subject reveals attitudes, emotions, and personality by reporting what is seen in each of ten inkblot pictures in a standard set.
Synonym(s): inkblot test.
Synonym(s): inkblot test.
Rorschach testSee INK BLOT TEST. (Hermann Rorschach, 1884–1922, German-born Swiss psychiatrist).
A well-known projective test that requires the patient to describe what he or she sees in each of 10 inkblots. It is named for the Swiss psychiatrist who invented it.
Mentioned in: Personality Disorders
Rorschach,Hermann, Swiss psychiatrist, 1884-1922.
Behn-Rorschach test - see under Behn-Eschenburg
Rorschach test - a projective psychological test. Synonym(s): inkblot test
Rorschach test (ror´shak),
n.pr better known as the inkblot test, this test consists of 10 pictures of inkblots, five in black and white, three in black and red, and two multicolored, to which the subject responds by telling, in as many interpretations as is desired, what images and emotions each design evokes.