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Rorschach, Hermann (1884–1922)

  1. Charles S. Peyser

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0805

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Peyser, C. S. 2010. Rorschach, Hermann (1884–1922). Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. The University of the South, TN

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Hermann Rorschach received his medical degree from Zurich in 1912 with a dissertation concerning hallucinations that was supervised by Bleuler. Except for a year on the staff of a sanitorium near Moscow, his career was spent mainly in posts at Swiss mental hospitals, but with some time in Russia. Heavily influenced by Freud, he was a promoter of psychoanalysis among Swiss psychiatrists.


  • diagnostic methods;
  • personality assessment;
  • Rorschach method;
  • testing