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Society for Personality Assessment

  1. Virginia Brabender

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0910

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Brabender, V. 2010. Society for Personality Assessment. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. Widener University

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


The Society for Personality Assessment, initially incorporated as the Rorschach Institute, was founded by Bruno Klopfer and his students in 1938 in Essex County, New Jersey. The organization was renamed the Society for Personality Assessment in 1971 to reflect the breadth of its mission, which is the furtherance of personality assessment and the ethical and legal use of these concepts and methods. Currently in its eighth decade, the society, an international and national organization, has more than 1,500 members and has developed a wide range of scholarly and educational activities devoted to the advancement of personality assessment.


  • assessment psychology;
  • personality assessment;
  • psychology organization;
  • testing