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  • Searls, Damion, author.
  • Rorschach, Hermann, 1884-1922.
  • Psychiatrists -- Switzerland -- Biography.
  • Rorschach Test.
  • Psychiatry -- Switzerland.
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    The inkblots : Hermann Rorschach, his iconic test, and the power of seeing / Damion Searls.
    by Searls, Damion, author.
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    New York : Crown, 2017.
  • Rorschach, Hermann, 1884-1922.
  • Psychiatrists -- Switzerland -- Biography.
  • Rorschach Test.
  • Psychiatry -- Switzerland.
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    x, 405 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
    First edition.
    Introduction: tea leaves -- All becomes movement and life -- Klex -- I want to read people -- Extraordinary discoveries and warring worlds -- A path of one's own -- Little inkblots full of shapes -- Hermann Rorschach feels his brain being sliced apart -- The darkest and most elaborate delusions -- Pebbles in a riverbed -- A very simple experiment -- It provokes interest and head-shaking everywhere -- The psychology he sees is his psychology -- Right on the threshold to a better future -- The inkblots come to America -- Fascinating, stunning, creative, dominant -- The queen of tests -- Iconic as a stethoscope -- The Nazi Rorschachs -- A crisis of images -- The system -- Different people see different things -- Beyond true or false -- Looking ahead -- The Rorschach test is not a Rorschach test -- Appendix: The Rorschach family -- Hermann Rorschach's character by Olga Rorschach-Shtempelin.
    "In 1917, working alone in a remote Swiss asylum, psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach devised an experiment to probe the human mind: a set of ten carefully designed inkblots. For years, he had grappled with the theories of Freud and Jung while also absorbing the aesthetic movements of the day, from Futurism to Dadaism. A visual artist himself, Rorschach had come to believe that who we are is less a matter of what we say, as Freud thought, than what we see...In this first-ever biography of Rorschach, Damion Searls draws on unpublished letters and diaries and a cache of previously unknown interviews with Rorschach's family, friends, and colleagues to tell the unlikely story of the test's creation, its controversial reinvention, and its remarkable endurance--and what it all reveals about the power of perception." -- From dust jacket.
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-387) and index.
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