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The Rorschach Assessment

The circumstances in which the Rorschach assessment would be used is when it is desired to investigate a person's personality as a whole--the emotional, motivational, interpersonal, and attitudinal characteristics of an individual. It can be used to specifically obtain information for diagnostic purposes as a way of identifying emotional problems and assessing personality structure.

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The Rorschach assessment would be chosen over other personality assessments to solicit free
responses to a fixed set of stimuli such as inkblots. The circumstances in which it would be used is when it is desired to investigate a person's personality as a whole--the emotional, motivational, interpersonal, and attitudinal characteristics of an individual. It can be used to specifically obtain information for diagnostic purposes as a way of identifying emotional problems and assessing personality structure. The Rorschach scoring methods can be used to obtain information from young children and adults about symptoms relating to anxiety disorders, depression, schizophrenia (Lerner, 1991). It can also be administered as screening for coping deficits that relate to developmental problems that occur in children and adolescents. Its advantage over the other personality tests is that they do not assess the personality as a whole. For example, The Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) researches personality and attitude, and The Myers-Briggs ...

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An explanation of the circumstances in which you would choose to administer the Rorschach over other personality assessments.

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