Toward a Construct Validation of the Rorschach

Thomas A. Widiger, Karen Maitland Schilling

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The debate over the validity of the Rorschach has been lengthy but unresolved. Major reasons tor the lack of consensus and conclusion are the absence of agreement about how validation research should be conducted and the failure to identify appropriate criteria for subsequent evaluation. A construct validation model for the Rorschach is presented, with guidelines for proper implementation The difficulties in establishing the optimal relationship between theory, research design, and clinical practice are discussed. Recommendations for a resolution of these difficulties are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)450-459
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Personality Assessment
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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