Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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Hey guys, sorry for the lack of updates, but I'm currently working on my thesis and it consumes a lot of energy and time.

Today I'm going to share with you a little about my thesis.

Do you know that inkblot test that appears in many movies and series? That's right, the Rorschach! The Rorschach is a personality assessment test widely used in clinical psychology and one of the most famous.

It is a truly interesting instrument to do some research, specially since I administer it according to the psychoanalytic theory. Some tests are too straight forward and obvious on what they want to assess and make it easy to the client to answer it, not in a true manner, but in the way they think it should be answered normally. The Rorschach is different. There are no right or wrong responses and the client is free to say what he wants. The clinician then evaluates all the responses according to the training he has been given.

This test should be a way of assessing personality traits and the client as a whole and also facilitate the relationship between psychologist and client.

Note: This isn't an actual Rorschach card.

13 comments:

  1. Tell us some answers which would cause the therapist to think we are sane, and then answers to make us look insane.

    Example: Person wants to get out of mandatory military service in their country by being diagnosed mentally unfit. What should they say if they are presented with one of these ink blots?

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  2. Great post and subject matter. Very interesting. I love anything to do with psychology.

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  3. I've always wanted to take an ink blot test, but have always been hesitant to find the results (haha) they arent that reliable anyways (right?)

    well, good luck on your thesis !

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  4. I think those tests don't have enough variables to even consider the results as valuable or valid in any way.

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  5. You have to know the test a little better to say it like that... in the last century there was a lot of controversy surrounding it and it pushed researchers to validate and polish the scoring methods so it would fit scientific standards. It has been and still is one of the top 5 most used personality assessment tools and believe me, it's for good reasons.

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  6. good luck with the test.. i hope you don't see some stupid shit in these ink blots
    keep up the good work

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  7. Good post! Looking forward to reading you next one

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  8. Or die in the adventure, be my helps, Following!

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  9. These tests have always been intriguing to me, I look forward to future updates on the subject.

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  10. awesome, very interesting. Love stuff about psychology...

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  11. So glad I don't have to work on a thesis. Rorschach is also a cool superhero.

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