Research Seminar: 3rd May 2016

On the Scientific Status of the Rorschach Inkblot Method

The Rorschach is one of the most debated and fascinating personality assessment tools. Currently, it is taught in the majority of American doctoral clinical psychology programs, and 72% of the 215 members of the Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) and American Psychological Association (APA) report that they use it regularly in their assessment practice. However, at the end of the ‘90s, serious concerns about its reliability and validity were raised, and a few authors had even called for a moratorium on the use of the Rorschach in clinical and forensic settings. The primary goal of this seminar is to shed some light on the scientific status of the Rorschach, by summarizing the most recent research findings confirming vs. disconfirming each of the major criticisms raised against the test. Additionally, the results of some of the newest, neurophysiological studies of the Rorschach will be presented, too.

Dr Luciano Giromini
University of Turin


3.00pm to 4.00pm in 35 AC 04