The Holtzman Inkblot Technique: proposal for a new brief version
The Holtzman Inkblot Technique new brief version
The present study focuses on the selection process of the inkblots for a new brief version of the Holtzman Inkblot Technique capable to overcome two criticisms that were addressed to the test: the excessive time of the administration (and scoring) and the limitation of one response to each inkblot. The selection of the blots from Form A was based on empirical data and the literature from both HIT and Rorschach. The work focused on the distal features of the blots and their contribution to diagnosis. Four criteria were selected for the evaluation of each inkblot: their symmetry/asymmetry quality, their frequency of Popular (P) responses, their structural ambiguity, and their ability to discriminate normals from clinical patients. A total of 13 inkblots were selected to which future psychologists/researchers can ask for two responses each. The implication of this new brief version of the test for both clinicians and researchers and suggestions for futures research are discussed.
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