Matthews, PhD and aims to continue providing an online resource for information about the ethical and professional use of Rorschach Inkblot Test. To this end, we have collected a variety of resources and products to help the student and professional administer, score, and interpret the Rorschach Inkblot Test in an ethical, reliable, and valid manner. Our vision is to provide fair, unbiased, accurate, and useful professional, scientific and objective information to students, professionals, and lay persons regarding the Rorschach Inkblot Test. For the record, we are in favor of trained and skilled professionals utilizing the Rorschach in an appropriate manner, in appropriate settings, and to answer appropriate clinical questions. Much of the controversy regarding the Rorschach Inkblot Test surrounds the definition of the word "appropriate. A self-evaluation online is by no means appropriate. The original cards used are shown below. We have also created a gallery of custom cards along with offering recommended books , historical information , and an FAQ section. The test is conducted by a professional psychologist on subjects ranging between ages 5 and adulthood. Adminstrators typically sit side-by-side to ensure they do not influence the participants answers.
Rorschach born Walter Joseph Kovacs is a fictional character and an anti-hero in the acclaimed graphic novel miniseries Watchmen , published by DC Comics. Rorschach was created by writer Alan Moore with artist Dave Gibbons , but as with most of the main characters in the series, he was an analogue for a Charlton Comics character, in this case Steve Ditko 's the Question. Moore also modeled Rorschach on Mr. A , another Steve Ditko creation on whom the Question was originally based, and more generally, on ruthless vigilante characters in the tradition of Batman. While Watchmen has an ensemble cast , many consider Rorschach to be the protagonist as he drives most of the plot forward and serves as the series' narrator.
The Rorschach test is a 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. It has been employed to detect underlying thought disorder , especially in cases where patients are reluctant to describe their thinking processes openly. The Rorschach can be thought of as a psychometric examination of pareidolia , the active pattern of perceiving objects, shapes, or scenery as meaningful things to the observer's experience, the most common being faces or other pattern of forms that are not present at the time of the observation. Although the Exner Scoring System developed since the s claims to have addressed and often refuted many criticisms of the original testing system with an extensive body of research,  some researchers continue to raise questions.
The Rorschach Test is a projective psychological test developed in by Hermann Rorschach to measure thought disorder for the purpose of identifying mental illness. It was inspired by the observation that schizophrenia patients often interpret the things they see in unusual ways. In the test, the participant is shown a series of ten ink blot cards and directed to respond to each with what they see in the inkblot. Because completing the Rorschach Test is time intensive and requires and psychologist trained in its usage, there have been many attempts to convert the Rorschach into an objective test for ease of use. The first work on the MCR reported impressive predictive power, however later work indicates that scores from the MCR have little value and the test does not appear to have been used for much in the last fifty years. This test is provided here just as a historical curiosity. This test consists of ten images. For each image you will be given some time to memorize it and then on a following page you will have to pick from a list what the best descriptions of that image is. The original instructions call for each image to be projected on a screen for thirty seconds, this test lets you go as fast as you want, however it is recommended that you not go to fast.