Psychodiagnostik (Psychodiagnostics) is a page monograph written by Hermann Rorschach in containing the results of his studies on mental patients. Hermann Rorschach was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. His education in art helped One year after writing Psychodiagnostik, Rorschach died of peritonitis, probably resulting from a ruptured appendix. He was still associate director. HERMANN RORSCHACH. PSYCHODIAGNOSTICS. A DIAGNOSTIC TEST BASED ON PERCEPTION. INCLUDING RORSCHACITS PAPER.

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He wrote a letter to the famous German biologist Ernst Haeckel asking his advice.

Wondering why different people often saw entirely different things in the same inkblots, he began, psychofiagnostik still a medical student, showing inkblots to schoolchildren and analyzing their responses.

Rorschach lived a short yet successful life while influencing the world of psychology. After Ernst Haeckel suggested a career in science, Rorschach enrolled in medical school at the University of Zurich. The Application of the Interpretation of Form to Psychoanalysis.

The excitement in intellectual circles over psychoanalysis constantly reminded Rorschach of his childhood inkblots. His method has rorschahc to be referred to as the Rorschach Testiterations of which have continued to be used over the years to help identify personality, psychotic, and neurological disorders. The International Rorschach Society.

Retrieved 8 November The validity of individual Rorschach variables: His life and work”. Centenary of the birth of Hermann Rorschach. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hermann Rorschach.

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Psychological Bulletin, 3 It has been speculated that the book was known to Rorschach. Hans Huber; distributors for the U. Society for Personality Assessment Fiftieth Anniversary. A major factor that lead Rorschach to differ from his father and not pursue art was that his father passed away while he was still trying to decide what to study. Rorschach was a bright student from the beginning, as he often tutored other students at his school.

Journal of Personality Assessment48, — Standards, accuracy, and questions of bias in Rorschach meta-analyses: Retrieved from ” https: On a trip to Dijon, France he met a man that taught him about Russian culture. Hermann Rorschach, in his early years, attended Schaffhausen Kantonaleschule in SchaffhausenSwitzerland.

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What’s wrong with this picture? Psychological Bulletin, 1 Retrieved 7 November Retrieved 16 January For example, inGerman doctor Justinus Kerner had published a popular book of poems, each of which was inspired by an accidental inkblot. Systematic reviews and meta-analyses of the Comprehensive System.

He was known to his school friends as Klexor “inkblot” since he enjoyed klecksography rorschzch fanciful inkblot “pictures”.

One year after writing PsychodiagnostikRorschach died of peritonitisprobably resulting from a ruptured appendix. Torn between the decision to stay in Switzerland or move to Russia, he eventually took a job as first assistant at a Cantonal Mental Hospital.

All the while Rorschach remained fascinated by Russian culture and, inhe obtained a fellowship opportunity in Russia where he continued to study contemporary psychiatric methods. Travel was a large part of his life after medical school, these new adventures led him to new opportunities.


Inthe inkblot test was criticised as pseudoscience and its use was declared controversial. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.


Wood and Howard N. Views Read Edit View history. Rorschach graduated in medicine at Zurich in and at the same time became engaged to Olga Stempelin, a girl from Kazan in the present-day Republic of TatarstanRussia. Neither Lisa nor Wadim had children, and thus Rorschach had no grandchildren or living descendants. This page was last edited on 22 Novemberat As the time of his high school graduation approached, he could not decide between a career in art and one in science.

Rorschach’s father, an art teacher, encouraged him to express himself creatively [7] through painting and drawing conventional pictures.

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Retrieved 9 December His education in art helped to spur the development of a set of inkblots that were used experimentally to measure various unconscious parts of the subject’s personality. Hermamn using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He spent his childhood and youth in Schaffhausenin northern Switzerland.