The Inkblots

The Inkblots

Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test & the Power of Seeing

Hardback416pp Illustrated230x150mm

9781471130410     Product Code: 507050


A popular misconception of the controversial Rorschach test, which requires subjects to interpret a series of ten inkblots, is that there are no wrong answers. For professional psychologists, however, who still use the test on defendants, interviewees and patients, certain answers can point to worrying mental health issues. This absorbing ‘double biography’ of the Swiss psychiatrist and his inkblots reveals how modernist tendencies, coupled with clinical success, enabled Rorschach’s test to move from serious psychological practice into pop culture.

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