On form level on the Rorschach.


Research has established the clinical value of form level assessment. An issue remaining to be addressed involves the scoring of form level. Currently, several systems of scoring form level are in use, e.g., Rorschach's (and, hence, Beck's, Hertz's, and Piotrowski's) 2-category scale (F+, F-), Klopfer's 3-category scale (F+, F, F-), Exner's 4-category scale (F+, Fo, Fu, F-), and Rapaport's 7-category scale (F++, F+, Fo, F +/-, F -/+, Fv, F-). Further, Rorschach scored form level only for responses scored: F; Klopfer, on the other hand, scored form level for any response on which form was dominant, e.g., M+, FC+, F shading +). The question can be raised as to how refined a scaling of form level is needed to yield the most useful information and whether deriving a percentage form level for each determinant yields any more information than an assessment based only on responses scored F or an over-all R + %. The question was raised whether assessing the quality of organizational activity and detailing might contribute more information about personality than the current system of scoring form level in terms of goodness of fit between percept and blot. These questions need to be answered by research.

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@article{Frank1994OnFL, title={On form level on the Rorschach.}, author={Gelya Frank}, journal={Psychological reports}, year={1994}, volume={75 1 Pt 1}, pages={315-20} }