The Association of Gender, Ethnicity, Age, and Education With Rorschach Scores

Gregory J. Meyer, Luciano Giromini, Donald J. Viglione, Jennifer B. Reese, Joni L. Mihura

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We examined the association of gender, ethnicity, age, and education with 60 Rorschach scores using three clinical and nonclinical samples of adults and youths (ns = 640, 249, and 241). As anticipated for our data sets, there were no reliable associations for gender, ethnicity, or adult age. However, in adults years of education was associated with variables indicative of complexity, the articulation of subtlety and nuance, cognitive synthesis, and coping resources. In the clinical sample of youths, increasing age was primarily associated with more conventional perception and less illogical thought processes. Limitations are discussed in conjunction with further research that could address them, along with implications for applied practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-64
Number of pages19
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 23 2015


  • Rorschach
  • age
  • demographic associations
  • education
  • ethnicity
  • gender

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology


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