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

Hardcover (Print)
Rent from
(Save 75%)
Est. Return Date: 07/28/2015
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $85.35
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 46%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (13) from $85.35   
  • New (8) from $106.18   
  • Used (5) from $85.35   


John Exner is the world's leading expert in the study and implementation of the Rorschach Tests. His Volume One: Basic Foundations serves as a basic introduction to the Rorschach inkblot test. This new edition reflects the new approaches to the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the Rorschach according to the Comprehensive System. The fully revised edition of the premier guidebook to the Rorschachr test For the last three decades, Dr. John Exner's Comprehensive System has been the leading approach worldwide to administering and interpreting the Rorschachr test. The Rorschachr: 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 Rorschachr 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 Rorschachr 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 Rorschachr: A Comprehensive System remains the most enlightened and influential guide to the test.

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

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

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 (
Read More Show Less

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: 407,085
  • 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.

Read More Show Less

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

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)