Rorschach Basic Foundations and Principles of Interpretation

ISBN-10: 0471386723
ISBN-13: 9780471386728
Edition: 4th 2003 (Revised)
Authors: John E. Exner
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List price: $173.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/25/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 696
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.300
Language: English

The fully revised edition of the premier guidebook to the Rorschach testFor the last three decades, Dr. John Exner's Comprehensive System has been the leading approach worldwide to administering and interpreting the Rorschach test. The Rorschach: A Comprehensive System, Volume 1, Fourth Edition retains the thorough, authoritative coverage that has kept this book at the forefront of the field, while combining approaches to both evaluation and interpretation for the first time in a single volume. This new edition provides updated research and information on administering, scoring, and interpreting the Rorschach test, as well as new normative data, coverage of recent controversies and criticisms of the test, and illustrative case studies.New to this edition:Latest normative data for interpreting the RorschachMore cases illustrating the techniques for administering, scoring, and interpreting the testNew chapters on interpretationA chapter on recent controversies surrounding the testThe Rorschach: A Comprehensive System remains the most enlightened and influential guide to the test.

History and Development of the Rorschach
Basic Prerequisites
The Utility of the Rorschach
The Origins of the Test--Rorschach's Work
Development of the Test: The Rorschach Systems
The Concept of Projection and Projective Techniques
Intersystem Differences
The Comprehensive System
Controversy, Criticism, and Decisions
Core Elements of the Controversy
Early Criticisms of the Rorschach
Newer Elements in the Controversy
Contemporary Criticism of the Rorschach
An Overview
Decisions Concerning the Use of the Rorschach
The Rorschach and the Test Battery
Administration and Scoring the Rorschach
Rorschach Administration: Decisions and Procedures
The Rorschach and the Test Battery
Procedures of Administration
The Problem of Brief Protocols
The Problem of Lengthy Records
Recording the Responses
The Inquiry
The Location Sheet
Testing of Limits
Scoring: The Rorschach Language
Location and Developmental Quality: Coding and Criteria
The W Response (Wholes)
The D Response (Common Details)
The Dd Response (Unusual Details)
The S Response (White Space Details)
Location Coding for Multiple D Areas
Developmental Quality (DQ)
Determinants: Coding and Criteria
The Form Determinant (F)
The Movement Determinants
Active-Passive Superscripts ([superscript a], [superscript p])
Chromatic Color Determinants
The Achromatic Color Determinants
The Shading Determinants
The Texture Determinant
The Shading-Dimensionality Determinant (Vista)
The Diffuse Shading Determinant
The Form Dimension Response (FD)
Pair and Reflection Responses
The Blend Response (.)
Interscorer Agreement
Form Quality, Content, Populars, and Organizational Activity
Form Quality
Popular Responses (P)
Organizational Activity
Special Scores
Unusual Verbalizations
Level 1-Level 2 Differentiation
Deviant Verbalizations (DV & DR)
Inappropriate Combinations
Perseveration (PSV)
Special Content Characteristics
Human Representational Responses
Personalized Answers
Special Color Phenomena
Multiple Special Scores
The Structural Summary
Sequence of Scores
The Structural Summary--Upper Section
The Structural Summary--Lower Section
The Ideation Section
The Affect Section
The Mediation Section
The Processing Section
The Interpersonal Section
The Self-Perception Section
Special Indices
The Nature of the Test
The Response Process
Rorschach's Concept of the Method
The Rorschach as a Decision-Making Task
Decision Choices
The Range of Potential Responses
The Response Process
The Input Process
The Classification (Identification) Process
Ranking and Discarding Potential Answers
Styles and Traits in Selecting Responses
Psychological States and Response Selection
Projection and the Response Process
Normative Data
The Adult Nonpatient Sample
Design for Collecting Nonpatient Data
Characteristics of the Nonpatient Sample
Table 12.2 Data
On the Integrity of the Sample
Design Used for the New Sample
General Guidelines Regarding Interpretation
Basic Prerequisites
Some Procedural Guidelines for Interpretation
The Deviation Principle
Challenging the Integrity of the Data
Interpreting by Clusters
Proceeding Systematically
Preliminary Hypotheses as Building Blocks
The Cluster Search Order
The Integration of Findings
Controls and Stress Tolerance
The Concept of Control
Rorschach Assumptions Related to Capacity for Control
Rorschach Variables Related to Controls
Presearch Issues
Interpretive Routine
Summarizing Findings Concerning Controls
Research and Postulates Regarding Control-Related Variables
Situationally Related Stress
Rorschach Data Related to Situational Stress
Basic Hypotheses When D Scores Differ
Presearch Review of Scores
Interpretive Routine
Summarizing Findings Regarding Situational Stress
Research and Postulates about the m and Y Variables
Rorschach Variables Related to Affect
Interpretive Routine
Summarizing Findings Concerning Affect
Research and Concepts Related to Affect Variables
The Erlebnistypus (EB) Styles
The Avoidant (High Lambda) Style
The Affective Ratio (Afr)
Chromatic Color Responses and WSumC
Color Projection (CP)
Space Responses
Shading and Color Shading Blends
Information Processing
Rorschach Variables Related to Processing
Interpretive Routine
Summarizing Findings Regarding Processing
Research and Concepts Related to Processing Variables
Cognitive Mediation
The Response Process and Mediation
The Form Quality Table
Rorschach Variables Related to Mediation
Summarizing Findings about Mediation
Research and Concepts Concerning Mediation Variables
Rorschach's F+%
Popular Responses
Rorschach Variables Related to Ideation
Interpretive Routine
Integrating the Findings Regarding Cognitive Operations
Research and Concepts Regarding Ideation Variables
Rorschach Variables Related to Self-Perception
Interpretive Routine
Summarizing Findings
Research and Concepts Concerning Self-Perception Variables
Reflection Responses
The Egocentricity Index
Form Dimension Responses
Anatomy and X-Ray Responses
Morbid Content
Human Content Responses
Analysis of the Verbal Material
Interpersonal Perception and Behavior
Rorschach Variables Related to Interpersonal Perception
Interpretive Routine
Summarizing Findings
Research and Concepts Related to Interpersonal Variables
The a : p Ratio
Food Responses and the a : p Ratio
Human Content
The GHR:PHR Relation
Aggressive Movement
Cooperative Movement
Personal Responses
Isolation Index
The Complete Description
The Suicide Constellation (S-CON)
The Perceptual-Thinking Index (PTI)
Building a Complete Description
The Complete Description and Recommendations
Case 14 Description and Recommendations
Case 15 Description and Recommendations
Case 16 Description and Recommendations
Case 17 Description and Recommendations
The Form Quality Table
Data Concerning Nonpatient Children and Adolescents
Name Index
Subject Index

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