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Rorschach test

 [ror´shahk]
one for disclosing personality traits and conflicts by the patient's interpretation of 10 cards bearing symmetrical ink blots in various colors and shadings.
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Ror·schach test

(rōr'shahk),
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
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inkblot test

n.
Rorschach test.
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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.
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Rorschach,

Hermann, Swiss psychiatrist, 1884-1922.
Behn-Rorschach test - see under Behn-Eschenburg
Rorschach test - a projective psychological test. Synonym(s): inkblot test
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The Rorschach Inkblot test was used as a performance-based technique to investigate the underlying personality characteristics, which differentiate addicts from non-addicts.
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The Tate Liverpool was hosting two main exhibits when we visited, murals which almost looked like giant Rorschach inkblot tests (those blurry images psychiatrists use which often look like butterflies).
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Plaintiff challenged the expert's proposed use of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-II and the Rorschach Inkblot tests on grounds that they would provide the defendant "with an unreasonably broad opportunity to learn things about [the plaintiff] that would not otherwise be discoverable." (17) Nevertheless, the court allowed these tests to proceed since both are recognized as acceptable diagnostic indicators in a mental examination, and because questions regarding the accuracy or admissibility of such tests were better left to a pre-trial Daubert motion.
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