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2012;94(6):558-62. doi: 10.1080/00223891.2012.711788. Epub 2012 Aug 10.

Theoretical value of psychological testing.

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Department of Psychology, The New School for Social Research, USA. shapirod@newschool.edu

Abstract

Apart from their diagnostic value, psychological tests, especially the Rorschach test, have an important theoretical value for understanding psychopathology. They present a picture of a living person, in contrast to a picture of forces and agencies within the person. This rests on 2 advantages of tests over the usual psychiatric and psychoanalytic interviews: Tests are ahistorical and they present information primarily of a formal kind.




PMID:


22880627


[PubMed - in process]  


Tags: neuroimaging
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