[ rawr-shahk, rohr- ]
/ ˈrɔr ʃɑk, ˈroʊr- /
a test for revealing the underlying personality structure of an individual by the use of a standard series of 10 inkblot designs to which the subject responds by telling what image or emotion each design evokes.
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Origin of Rorschach test
1925–30; named after Hermann Rorschach (1884–1922), Swiss psychiatrist
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British Dictionary definitions for rorschach test
/ (ˈrɔːʃɑːk, German ˈrɔrʃax) /
psychol a personality test consisting of a number of unstructured ink blots presented for interpretation
Word Origin for Rorschach test
C20: named after Hermann Rorschach (1884–1922), Swiss psychiatrist
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Science definitions for rorschach test
[ rôr′shäk′, -shäKH′ ]
A psychological test in which a subject's interpretations of a series of standard inkblots are analyzed as an indication of personality traits, preoccupations, and conflicts. The test is named after its inventor, Swiss psychiatrist and neurologist Hermann Rorschach (1884-1922).
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Culture definitions for rorschach test
[ (rawr-shahk) ]
A test for personality traits that relies on the subject's interpretations of a series of inkblots. The test was developed by Hermann Rorschach, a Swiss psychiatrist of the twentieth century.
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