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At the same time, this study intends to use the Rorschach test as a tool to discover the experiences caused by a damaged body image in female patients suffering from cancer.
The decisions of local leaders are the Rorschach test against which the Occupiers, as well as the broader public, measure and define the response of "government" to the core national concerns.
Geneva, Ohio--Even if you don't own a smart phone, you probably have noticed the little black and white squares that look like a scrambled Rorschach test on packaging, including wine bottles.
The report was akin to a Rorschach test for Wall Street, with some seeing the evidence of a slow recovery and others an ominous sign of problems ahead.
The first Issue contains four original articles covering the study of self-esteem in enuretic children through the Rorschach method, exploring the validity of graphology with the Rorschach test, alternative ways of organizing the sensory universe, and using the defense mechanism test to aid in understanding the personality of senior executives and the implications for their careers.
Drawn from footage that filmmakers Annabel Park and Eric Byler shot and posted in real time on YouTube, this moving film (named after the location of anti-racist murals) follows how this local controversy turned into a national Rorschach test for attitudes about immigration reform and race.
Is To Kill the King a giant Rorschach test? To know this book is to understand David Farmer: ultimate gentleman--attentive to the other, polite, engaged, smiling, extracting positives from others' statements, appreciating and celebrating paradox and diverse points of view with tantalizing language, and encouraging all to join the conversation.
To recap, the Rorschach test is a performance-based technique that has the potential to explore information about unspoken, irrational motives and underlying personality characteristics that are difficult to attain by using self-report inventories (Stricker, 1999; Meyer andamp; Archer, 2001; Bornstein, 2001).
There is a profoundly simple tool in the toolbox of the clinical psychologist called the Rorschach Test. In the test, the subject is shown a series of bilaterally symmetrical ink blots and asked what the images suggest.
"For me, Kastner is a Rorschach test. People put on him what they feel," Ross said.