Hi, need to submit a 3000 words essay on the topic Standardized Personality Intelligence Test: Holtzman Inkblot.
When Rorschach died prematurely in 1922, he had barely begun to develop his ink blot tests—hence the criticism of the test as too administratively biased. In his original publication, it was clear Rorschach himself understood their limitations in terms of personality assessment as a mere a “Form Interpretation Test,” and cautioned that his findings were preliminary and stressed the importance of much more experimentation” (Exner, 1993, p. 6).
With no clear leader to carry on the work, at least four separate “systems” developed to administer, score, and interpret the test. But which was most reliable? According to Exner (1993), none. Beginning in the late 1950s several prominent psychologists joined in his effort to consolidate the systems into a cohesive usable whole. Exners (1993) early work showed that each system “had considerable merit, but that each was also seriously flawed in one way or another” (p. viii). What resulted was the Comprehensive System—a project which for Exner evolved into the three-volume work still in use today to measure the value and empirical scientific worth of various standardized ink blot tests. It might be said that Exner rescued Rorschach from the ignominy of the scientific community. What resulted was the survival of one of the most lastingly regarded psychometric personality testing and evaluation instruments ever envisioned by the psychological community.  .