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inkblot

(ĭngk′blŏt′)
n.
1. A blotted pattern of spilled ink.
2. A pattern resembling an inkblot that is used in Rorschach tests.
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Lurking in the shadows of this unlikely cluster is the inkblot.
Thus, he created new inkblots and concluded his work with a set of three inkblots presented as slides and printed on cards (Villemor-Amaral & Primi, 2009).
The author then considered that the personality assessment techniques available at the time--Rorschach inkblots, Thematic Apperception Test, among others--would start this process, allowing aspects of the individual's private world to be revealed like an x-ray, thus, creating the term "projective methods".
The Rorschach Inkblot Test as an Instrument for Evaluating Quality of Life in Breast-Cancer Victims.
The user describes each inkblot with a text phrase.
Rather than viewing shapes, participants were presented the same inkblot as in the viewing art condition and asked to copy the shape as accurately as possible.
The Rorschach Inkblot Test is the best device currently available to measure some specific personality attributes, says Choca (psychology, Roosevelt U.
Included are tips to help kids find images to develop from their inkblots and supplemental writing exercises, always welcomed by the discerning educator.
In Congressional District 33, an inkblot of a district that straddles the Tarrant-Dallas county line, the plaintiffs said the state packed black voters into another district and denied them more say in the new seat.
The score of W for a response to the inkblot land masses and archipelagos on any Rorschach test card indicates that the person can integrate the scattered blotches into a meaningful whole.
Walton traced an outline of each of Christine's feet, took specific measurements and made an inkblot image of each foot.
From this perspective, the debate about what happened to the Japanese VLCC (very large crude carrier) was an inkblot test for maritime security experts: They saw what they expected to see.