RORSCHACH QUICK REFERENCE
. Used for responses based exclusively on the form features of the blot.
Human movement response.
Used for responses involving the kinestheticactivity of a human, or of an animal or fictional character in human-like activity.
Animal movement response.
Used for responses involving the kinestheticactivity of an animal. The movement perceived must be congruent to the speciesidentified in the content. Animals reported in movement not common to theirspecies should be coded as
M. Inanimate movement response.
Used for responses involving the movementof inanimate, inorganic, or insensate objects.
Pure color response.
Used for answers based exclusively on the chromaticcolor features of the blot.
form is involved.
Used for answers that are formulated
becauseof the chromatic color features of the blot. Form features are used, but are of secondary importance.
Used for answers that are created mainly because of form features. Chromatic color is used, but is of secondary importance.
Color naming response.
Used when the colors of the blot are identified
, and with the intention of giving a response.
Pure achromatic color response.
Used when the response is based exclusivelyon the grey, black or white features of the blot, when they are clearly used ascolor.
form is involved.
Achromatic color-form response.
Used for responses that are created
because of the black, white, or gray features, clearly used as color. Form featuresare used, but are of secondary importance.
Form-achromatic color response.
Used for answers that are based
onthe form features. The achromatic features, clearly used as color, are alsoincluded, but are of secondary importance.
Pure texture response.
Used for answers in which the shading components of the blot are translated to represent a tactual phenomenon, with no considerationto the form features.
To be used for responses in which the shading featuresof the blot are interpreted as tactual, and form is used secondarily, for purposesof elaboration and/or clarification.
Used for responses that are based
on the formfeatures. Shading features of the blot are translated as tactual, but are of secondary importance.
Pure vista response.
Used for answers in which the shading features areinterpreted as depth or dimensionality.
form is involved.
Used for responses in which the shading features areinterpreted as depth or dimensionality. Form features are included, but are of secondary importance.
Used for answers that are based mainly on the formfeatures of the blot. Shading features are also interpreted to note depth and/ordimensionality, but are of secondary importance to the formulation of theanswer.
Pure shading response.
Used for responses that are based exclusively on thelight-dark features of the blot that are completely formless and do not involvereference to either texture or dimension.
Shading form response.
Used for responses based primarily on the light-dark features of the blot. Form features are included, but are of secondaryimportance.
Used for responses that are based mainly on the formfeatures of the blot. The light-dark features of the blot are included aselaboration and/or clarification and are secondary to the use of form.
Form based dimensional response.
Used for answers in which the impressionof depth, distance, or dimensionality is created by using the elements of sizeand/or shape of contours.
use of shading is involved in creating thisimpression.
The pair response.
Used for answers in which two identical objects are reported,based on the symmetry of the blot. The objects must be equivalent in allrespects, but must
be identified as being reflected or as mirror images.
Used for answers in which the blot or blot area isreported as a reflection or mirror image, because of the symmetry of the blot.The object or content reported has no specific form requirement, as in clouds,landscape, shadows, etc.
Used for answers in which the blot or blot area isidentified as reflected or a mirror image, based on the symmetry of the blot.The substance of the response is based on form features, and the object reportedhas a specific form demand.
F M FM mC CF FC CnC’C’F FC’T TF FT V VF FV Y YF FY FD(2)rF Fr
FormMovementChromatic ColorAchromatic ColorTextureShading-DimensionShading-DiffuseForm-DimensionPairs & Reflections
DETERMINANTSExclusionary Rules for Special Scores:
1. If CONTAM, never include DV, DR, INCOM, FABCOM, or ALOG, even if in the response.2. If DV, DR, INCOM, FABCOM, or ALOG:a. The verbiage meeting criterion for each of these scores must be completely separate from the others.b. When criteria overlap, code only one special score and use a step-up rule: pick the score with thehighest weighted value from Wsum6. [Weighted values: ALOG (5), FABCOM (4, 7), DR (3,6),INCOM (2, 4), DV (1, 2)].
Spiders trying to
each other. (Neologism)A
bird. (Redundancy)A woman with a
air about her. (Neologism)The
lips of a vagina. (Redundancy)(Inappropriate Phrases)It could be oysters
but I guess they’re out of season.
(Circumstantial Responses)Maybe two snakes,
I always hated snakes, my brother used to tease me about it something awful.
(Inappropriate Phrases)It’s some kind of bug that
no one has ever seen.
(Circumstantial Responses)It’s like a map of Ireland, maybe not Ireland, maybe someplaceelse, but it could be Ireland.
I don’t know much about Ireland but I know about Mexico.
A bat, here are the wings, body and these are his
.A woman with the
head of a chicken
.Two chickens holding
.Two women attacking a
No doubt a butterflower. It looks like blood, and an island, it must be a bloody island.
It must be the north pole because it is at the top of the card.
Within Card Perseveration
- responses are consecutiveanswers in which the
same location, DQ, determinant(s), FQ,content, and same Z score
, if one has been assigned, appearin both answers.
- usually does not occur within thesame card. The subject identifies the card as
the same one
- the person
the same object over and over.A state flag with the forests and rivers represented.A mask that represents evil.The face of a man, he’s furious about something.Two insects are trying to knock down this post.Two men lifting something up.A bird feeding her young.Identification of the object as dead, destroyed, ruined, spoiled,damaged, injured, or broken. Ex: a
dog.Attribution to an object of clearly dysphoric feeling orcharacteristic. Ex: a
person.Answers which meet any of the following three criteria:1. Responses that contain any Human Content Coding [
H,(H), Hd, (Hd), Hx
].2. Responses which contain the determinant
3. FM responses that have
special scores.Any response in which the subject refers to personalknowledge or experience as part of the basis for justifyingand/or clarifying a response. Ex: We had one like that once.Any response in which a subject identifies an achromatic blotor blot area as being chromatically colored.
Deviant VerbalizationDeviant ResponseIncongruous CombinationsFabulized CombinationContaminationInappropriate LogicPerseverationAbstract ContentAggressive MovementCooperative MovementMorbid ContentHuman RepresentaionalResponses **PersonalColor Projection
SPECIAL SCORES** Steps used to assign
for answers containing a Pure
coding that also
of the following:(a) Form Quality of
(b) No cognitive special scores except
(c) No special scores of
for answers that have either:(a)
none (No Form), or(b)
and have an
Level 3 cognitive special score3. Score
for any remaining human representational answers that have the special score
COP, but donot
have the special score
for any remaining human representational answers that have either:(a) The special scores
(b) The content score
for any remaining human representational answers to Cards III, IV, VII, and IX that arecoded Popular6. Score
for any remaining human representational answers that have any of the following:(a) The special scores
coding [not (
) coding]7. Score
for all remaining human representational answers