Rorschach indices and autonomic stress reactivity
Tong, John E.
Murphy, I. C.
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A Rorschach test and laboratory stress techniques were administered to 200 male inmates of a state hospital for mental defectives. The findings were compared via correlational techniques to validate Rorschach indices of anxiety and emotional reactivity. The results showed that color responses were highly correlated with the laboratory stress measures, and the shading responses were slightly associated with the laboratory measures indicating anxiety. The skin temperature reaction to experimental frustration was the only index which was consistently related to the Rorschach indices. Some questions were raised concerning the level of the validity of Rorschach test in its present form, and the hypothesis was advanced that the Rorschach test may primarily measure particular anxiety reactions associated with ego involvement rather than other indices. From Psyc Abstracts 36:02:2HN24T. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)