Definition of Rorschach test

1. Noun. A projective tests using bilaterally symmetrical inkblots; subjects state what they see in the inkblot.




Definition of Rorschach test

1. Noun. (psychology) A method of psychological evaluation that uses a person's interpretations of inkblots or similar images to discover information concerning his or her personality, emotional functioning, or unconscious mind. ¹

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Medical Definition of Rorschach test

1. A projective test used to evaluate a broad range of personality variables including pathology of thought and perception. The subject's responses to inkblot prints are scored along with subjective interpretation by the test administrator. (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Rorschach test

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1. Treatment Services for Adolescent Substance Abusers by Alfred S. Friedman (1998)
"Projective techniques, such as the Rorschach test, Thematic Apperception Test, and Draw-a- Person Test, also are administered by the clinical psychologist ..."

2. Climate Change: Debating America's Policy Options by David G. Victor (2004)
"That resolution cast a shadow over Kyoto, which did not impose any obligation on developing countries, and it has become a Rorschach test. ..."

3. The Sex Offenderby Barbara K. Schwartz, Henry R. Cellini by Barbara K. Schwartz, Henry R. Cellini (1995)
"... Histories 26-10 Sexual Exploitation History of the Pornographer 26-10 Psychological Testing 26-10 Rorschach test (Comprehensive System) 26-10 Narcissism ..."

4. The Role of Psychological Tests in Education in South Africa: Issues by Kenneth Owen (1998)
"Picture Motivation Tests (PMT) Sexual Adaptation and Functioning Test (SAFT) Structured-Objective Rorschach test (SORT) Survey of Study Habits and Attitudes ..."

5. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"Isabel Leighton, 1949 the egregious Rorschach test, which turns students.. . into helpless victims of modern diviners — William F. Albright, ..."

6. De Stijl Continued: The Journal Structure (1958-1964) : an Artists' Debate by Jonneke Jobse (2005)
"... and when the onlooker adds his own interpretations an abyss of subjectivity is encountered such that art is rendered to the level of a rorschach test, ..."

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