The Rorschach Assessment of Aggressive and Psychopathic Personalities / Edition 1

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Overview

This book provides a definitive empirical study of antisocial character pathology and its assessment through the use of the Rorschach. Drawing upon a decade of research with nearly 400 individuals in various hospitals and prisons, the authors paint an extraordinary intrapsychic picture of the personality structure and psychodynamics of these troublesome patients.

Serving as both an educational tool and a reference text, this book presents:
* Rorschach data on several different antisocial groups — conduct disordered children and adolescents, antisocial personality disordered adult males with and without schizophrenia, antisocial adult females, and male and female sexual homicide perpetrators;
* nomothetic (group) and idiographic (case study) data;
* data which have been analyzed and theoretically interpreted using both structural methods and psychoanalytic approaches which represent the cutting edge of Rorschach theory and practice; and
* a developmental approach in analyzing Rorschach data gathered from antisocial children, adolescents, and adults — providing striking similarities.

This is the first Rorschach database of this type that has ever been published. As such, it serves as a valuable reference text for Rorschach users — providing a definitive empirical base, theoretical integration, and a focus on individuals who create severe problems for society.

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What People Are Saying

Paul M. Lerner
… the richest most comprehensive account to date of the inner workings of the aggressive and psychopathic personalities. Culminating a decade of systematic clinical research, the authors use Rorschach findings to map out the interior lives of these unloving and unlovable individuals by providing a fascinating overview of their structural, developmental, and dynamic features…. While satisfying the researcher's need for solid data, the inclusion of bone-chilling case vignettes breathes life and lucidity into the text for the clinician. From the classroom to the courtroom, from the private office to a prison, regardless of profession, readers will find the volume scholarly, informative, understandable, and useful. As a textbook, reference, or practical guide, it merits a place in one's library.
— Paul M. Lerner, Ed.D, Past President, Society for Personality Assessment
William Reid
This is an extraordinary book by two authors and clinicians with extraordinary experience. It is a truly original contribution to an integrated understanding of very complex, sometimes dangerous, and enigmatic people.
— William Reid, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Director, Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, Past President, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
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Table of Contents

Contents: P. Erdberg, Foreword. Introduction. The Child Antisocial Pattern. The Adolescent Antisocial Pattern. The Antisocial Female. The Antisocial and Psychopathic Male. The Antisocial Schizophrenic Male. The Reflection Response. The Aggression Response. Sexual Homicide. Toward an Integrated Understanding of the Psychopath. Appendices: R. Lindner, The Rorschach Test and the Diagnosis of Psychopathic Personality. 100 Reflection Responses from 48 Subjects.

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