This study was conducted to investigate potential influences on test reliability with exposure to an online article providing visual and written information about the Rorschach Inkblot Test. Seventeen individuals were recruited for participation in this study, each of whom was administered the Rorschach on two separate occasions, one week apart. Between the administrations, they were exposed to an article about the Rorschach, published by Wikipedia online encyclopedia (2009). Results were analyzed and compared to a similar test-retest study conducted by John E. Exner (as cited in Exner, 1980). Analysis indicated statistically significant pretest-posttest changes to the variable FC that appeared to be independent of retest effects. Furthermore, X+% and Afr showed a significant reduction in temporal stability compared to Exner’s sample. Zf, active movement, WSumC, and the egocentricity index also unexpectedly fell below the 0.85 correlation coefficient considered standard for demonstrating temporal stability. Recommendations for future research and professional implications are considered.
|School||MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY|
|Subjects||Clinical psychology; Personality psychology|
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