Hermann Rorschach Facts

Hermann Rorschach Facts
Hermann Rorschach (8 November 1884 to 1 April 1922) was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He is best known for the development of a psychological test known as the Rorschach inkblot test which was designed to reflect unconscious parts of the personality.
Interesting Hermann Rorschach Facts:
Hermann Rorschach was born in Zurich, Switzerland and was the eldest of three children.
Rorschach's father was an art teacher who encouraged his creativity and Rorschach considered a career in art but enrolled in medical school at the University of Zurich.
One of his psychiatry professors was Eugen Bleuler, who had also taught Carl Jung.
While still in medical school, he became interested in why different people saw different things in the same inkblots and began showing inkblots to children and analyzing their responses.
In 1910 he married Olga Stempelin, a Russian employee of the hospital.
He received his M.D. from the University of Zurich in 1912, and he and his wife accepted posts at a mental institution in Moscow.
In 1914 he returned to Switzerland and accepted a post as assistant Director of the psychiatric hospital at Herisau.
In 1921 he wrote Psychodiagnostik, which outlined his use of the inkblot test in diagnosis.
The Rorschach test is based on the human tendency to project feelings onto ambiguous pictures.
The test has fallen out of favor because the results can be subjective.
On 1 April 1922, Rorschach died of peritonitis from a ruptured appendix.


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