Defending the indefensible

In the May issue John Donnelly spoke out in favour of the Rorschach test, but Robert Forde thinks psychologists could face legal action if they follow his advice.
JOHN Donnelly suggests that the Rorschach is ‘as valid as other personality tests’. He also ascribes the widespread criticisms of the Rorschach in the US to a ‘vocal minority’, giving the impression that they are hardly worth bothering with. Nothing could be further from the truth. In their latest work Wood et al. (2003) ask ‘What’s wrong with the Rorschach?’ The answer, apparently, is ‘everything’. I don’t have space to examine everything, but I would draw your attention to the following.

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