Other Free Encyclopedias » Psychology Encyclopedia » Psychological Tests & Methods

Holtzman Inkblot Technique

projective techniques personality rorschach subject projective

A projective test used for the assessment of personality characteristics

The Holtzman inkblot technique was developed in an attempt to minimize certain statistical difficulties that arise in the analysis of Rorschach results. In the Holtzman inkblot, the subject responds to each of a series of 45 ambiguous inkblots. These responses are scored to describe and to classify the personality of the subject. The main difference between the Holtzman inkblot and the Rorschach inkblot technique is that in the Holtzman technique, the subject is permitted to make only one response per inkblot. The empirical validity of the Holtzman inkblot technique, and other projective techniques, is disputed by some authorities.

Further Reading

Holtzman, Wayne. Inkblot Perception and Personality. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1961.

Kohs Block Test [next] [back] Free Association

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or