The Rorschach Assessment of Aggressive and Psychopathic Personalities


This book is the definitive empirical study of antisocial character pathology and its assessment through the use of the Rorschach. Drawing upon a decade of research with nearly 400 individuals in various hospitals and prisons, the authors paint an extraordinary intrapsychic picture of the personality structure and psychodynamics of these troublesome patients. Serving as both an educational tool and a reference text, this book presents Rorschach data on several different antisocial groups - conduct disordered children and adolescents, antisocial personality disordered adult males with and without schizophrenia, antisocial adult females, and male and female sexual homicide perpetrators; nomothetic (group) and idiographic (case study) data; data which have been analyzed and theoretically interpreted using both Comprehensive Systems and psychoanalytic approaches which represent the cutting edge of Rorschach theory and practice; a developmental approach in analyzing Rorschach data gathered from antisocial children, adolescents, and adults - providing striking similarities. This is the first such Rorschach database published. It serves as a valuable reference text for Rorschach users - providing a definitive empirical base, theoretical integration, and clinical understanding of individuals who create severe social problems for society.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Hillsdale, NJ
Publication year:
  • 1994


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