The Rorschach, Basic Foundations and Principles of Interpretation / Edition 4

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Overview

The fully revised edition of the premier guidebook to the Rorschach test

For 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 Rorschach
* More cases illustrating the techniques for administering, scoring, and interpreting the test
* New chapters on interpretation
* A chapter on recent controversies surrounding the test

The Rorschach: A Comprehensive System remains the most enlightened and influential guide to the test.

Covers history, admin. & scoring, working tables & descriptive stats., interpretation, applications, etc.

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
In the two decades since the publication of the first edition of this groundbreaking work, Exner's Comprehensive System has become the most widely used approach to the Rorschach Test. Volume 1 serves as a basic introduction to the test and focuses on its administration, scoring, and interpretation according to the Comprehensive System. Some 20% larger than its predecessor of 1986, the third edition encompasses new normative data for both adults and children, patients and non- patients. While the overall format has remained the same, this edition includes eight new chapters. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471386728
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/22/2002
  • Series: Wiley Series on Personality Processes Series , #190
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 696
  • Sales rank: 358,929
  • Product dimensions: 7.22 (w) x 10.04 (h) x 1.48 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN E. EXNER Jr., PHD, is Professor Emeritus in Psychology at Long Island University in New York; Executive Director of the Rorschach Workshops, which he founded in 1968; and Curator of the Rorschach Archives and Museum in Bern, Switzerland. He is past president of the International Rorschach Society and has received numerous awards including the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Contributions to Knowledge Award in 1997. Dr. Exner is the author of many scholarly works, including eight books on the Rorschach test.

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Table of Contents

Part One: History and Development of the Rorschach
* Introduction
* Development of the Test: The Rorschach Systems
* Controversy, Criticism, and Decisions

Part Two: Administration and Scoring the Rorschach

* Rorschach Administration: Decisions and Procedures
* Scoring: The Rorschach Language
* Location and Developmental Quality: Coding and Criteria
* Determinants: Coding and Criteria
* Form Quality, Content, Populars, and Organizational Activity
* Special Scores
* The Structural Summary

Part Three: The Nature of the Test

* The Response Process
* Normative Data

Part Four: Interpretation

* General Guidelines Regarding Interpretation
* Controls and Stress Tolerance
* Situationally Related Stress
* Affect
* Information Processing
* Cognitive Mediation
* Ideation
* Self Perception
* Interpersonal Perception and Behavior
* The Complete Description

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