Medicine: Blot Test

Swiss Psychiatrist Hermann Rohrschach started something when he began making blot-pictures, by folding a piece of paper on a blob of ink. He showed the "pictures" to patients in a sanitarium and asked them what they saw. He tried hundreds of blot-pictures, finally selected ten which seemed to bring out the clearest responses. Today, after 20 years, psychologists all over the world have adopted his blots, use the Rohrschach Test not only to ferret out neuroses but also for vocational testing.

Published last week was one of the few manuals in English on the Rohrschach lest (The Clinical Application of the...

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