What does the Rorschach inkblot test measure?
This test was designed to look for patterns of thought disorder in schizophrenia and has evolved to include other areas, like personality, emotional disorders, and intelligence. The Rorschach has been standardized using the Exner system and is effective in measuring depression, psychosis, and anxiety.
How do you do the Rorschach inkblot test?
Describe the test to the test taker. Tell them what you are going to do, such as “I will hold up individual cards with inkblots on them. You will describe what you see in the image. Keep in mind, there is no right or wrong answer, and you can describe more than one thing you see in the picture.”
What type of personality test is the Rorschach inkblot test?
The Rorschach test is a projective psychological test in which subjects’ perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex algorithms, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person’s personality characteristics and emotional functioning.
What does it mean if you don’t see anything in ink blots?
Three-quarters of people report that the blots look like humans, meaning that if someone doesn’t see at least one human figure, this could indicate an unusual response to social interaction.
Are inkblots still used?
Yes, they are still in use, and they provide rather bad information. My former advisor once worked with a clinician who told him that the main reason they’re any better than using the weather report as a projective stimulus is that the Rorschach tests have been in use as-is for decades.
Is the Rorschach test reliable?
Based upon published reports, the Rorschach can be regarded as a reliable and valid psychometric instrument, given that certain conditions are met. One is that it is administered by an experienced, competent, and trained examiner. Another condition is that a known and structured method of assessment be used.