Rorschach Responses in Old Age (The Master Work Series) / Edition 1

Rorschach Responses in Old Age (The Master Work Series) / Edition 1

by Louise Bates Ames, Richard Walker, Janet L. Rodell, Ruth W. Metraux
     
 

ISBN-10: 1568214901

ISBN-13: 9781568214900

Pub. Date: 07/07/1977

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Today, clinicians understand that individuals' behavior reflects the biological state of their organism. To give optimal support and help to elderly people, we must recognize their developmental state as resulting in part from the biological aging process. The Rorschach test offers a remarkable tool for assessing this developmental status - for seeing which, among a…  See more details below

Overview

Today, clinicians understand that individuals' behavior reflects the biological state of their organism. To give optimal support and help to elderly people, we must recognize their developmental state as resulting in part from the biological aging process. The Rorschach test offers a remarkable tool for assessing this developmental status - for seeing which, among a group of old people of similar age, are still mentally robust, which show the beginning signs of slowing down, and which are no longer able to function independently. This Rorschach is particularly useful for evaluation in the middle range of this sequence, when the individual has become less capable but when verbalism may mask the extent of the disability. The authors present here one of the most extensive Rorschach studies to date of people between the ages of 70 and 100. They establish a gradient of responses in older subjects from normal adult performance, through a presenile level, to senility. The material is presented in concrete fashion, with specific "signs" as well as typical scores of presenility and senility, and with many complete records typical of each level of performance. Rorschach Responses in Old Age provides thorough data and guidance on using this test to assess the developmental stage as well as the psychological well-being of elderly patients.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568214900
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/07/1977
Series:
Master Work Series
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface to Second Edition
1Introduction1
2Literature5
3Subjects, Methodology, and Scoring14
4Classification of Cases23
5Statistical Analysis of Rorschach Scorers32
6Normal Responses40
7Presenile Responses58
8Senile Responses92
9Other Dimensions of Classification116
10Old Age and Childhood129
11Area133
12Determinants139
13Content159
14Related Concepts163
15Longitudinal Studies169
16Supplementary Tests180
17Summary186
Appendix: Clinical Summary Tables for Normal, Presenile and Senile Responses205
References209
Index213

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