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ERIC Number: ED357050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Pages: 89
Abstractor: N/A
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The Use of the Rorschach Inkblot Test in the Assessment of Object Relations: A Review of the Literature.
Gosselin, Hope Lynette
Research in how the Rorschach Inkblot Test has been utilized in the assessment of object relations is reviewed. The review includes a critical examination of six areas: (1) constructs and concepts of object-relations theory represented in the research; (2) relevant Rorschach history and history; (3) characteristics of Rorschach-based, object-relations scales that have been developed; (4) validity studies of Rorschach-based scales; (5) diagnostic studies with Rorschach-based scales; and (6) the place of Exner's Comprehensive System in the assessment of object-relations. Emphasis is placed on reliability and validity issues of two prominent Rorschach-based, object-relations scales. Due to characteristics of these scales, of the research as a whole, and of Exner's Comprehensive System, the review concludes with a proposal on how the Comprehensive System can interface with Rorschach and object-relations research. Such an interfacing is proposed so that object-relations assessment can be brought more into the mainstream of popular Rorschach use. It is also proposed for the more exhaustive utilization of the instrument, with resulting benefits for diagnosis and treatment. (Contains 85 references.) (Author/AA)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rorschach Test