The Ink Blot Test also known as the Rorschach test
This is your chance your chance to take an inkblot test, come on you know you've always wanted to..
- It started out as a game
- With names such as Freud and Jung he had a great background
- Now lets put YOU to the test
- Card One
- Card six
- How do YOU see it?
- Card Nine
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It started out as a game
The Swiss Freudian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Hermann Rorschach, died on the 1st April 1922, he is most well-known for developing a projective test known as the Rorschach inkblot test,
Even as early as his high school year he had a fascination with inkblots his high school friends nicknamed him Klecks because of his obsession.
With names such as Freud and Jung he had a great background
Klecksography, the making of fanciful inkblot "pictures was enjoyed by many other young people in his native country but as they grew older so they moved on to other things,
However Hermann went on to make inkblots his life's work, Rorschach studied under the eminent psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler, who had taught Carl Jung and whenever he delved into psychoanalysis
Rorschach remembered how different people would interpret and saw inkblots in different ways, whilst still a medical student, he started showing inkblots to schoolchildren and analysing their responses, he wondered if his inkblots could in some way help to reveal different characteristic in people, his analysis of the way their perception of the images also showed other underling symptoms in an individual's personality.
Now lets put YOU to the test
It would be interesting to see what you make of this ink blot, it’s the first in his set of ten.
I won’t tell you what the most popular interpretations are of this first card, however I can tell you that this card can provide clues about how subjects tackle a new and stressful task.
After I have received all your comments and results I will reveal what Rorschach learns from different responses. (Fun init) teehee
Rorschach himself developed the tests as a tool for the diagnosis of schizophrenia, and not as a general personality test.it wasn't until 1939 that his test were used for this.
Rorschach was by no means the only psychologist to use inkblots for creativity tests aimed at studying imagination and consciousness. However Rorschach was the first to take a systematic approach of this kind,
In 1921 his book Psychodiagnostik was the result of studying 300 mental patients and 100 control subjects, after studying several hundred inkblots he finally selected ten of his inkblots for their diagnostic value, Rorschach died in 1922 before his book was published, the book proved difficult to publish and when it was finally published it attracted little attention.
Let me know how you interpret it.
Rorschach original test scoring system was later improved by Samuel Beck, Bruno Klopfer and others.
At the end of all your comments I will reveal what Rorschach learns from different responses, some cynics consider the Rorschach inkblot test pseudoscience, some trust them implicitly.
In the USA 20% of correctional psychologists used the Rorschach test, but in the UK most psychologists do not trust its effectiveness, In Japan that love it, the test is "routinely put to a wide range of purposes and today it is more popular than it has ever been
How do YOU see it?
This is a very interesting card as this is the card with an interpretation being reported more frequently than in any other card, I wonder how you will see it? Once again let me know
With the fear of losing your interest I will now finish with the last card, it’s not however the last card in the group it is in fact card nine, I have to admit I came up with a totally different interpretation than the most popular. How will you see it?
I am taking this whole thing as a bit of fun and in no way must you take the results as gospel.
In my mind I think psychologists CAN get something from some of the responses they are given,but I think it really depends on the state of mind of the subject.
I will let you know later how I interpreted the ink blots
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