Synopses & Reviews
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.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-382) and indexes.
Table of Contents
Contents: P. Erdberg,
Foreword. Introduction. The Child Antisocial Pattern. The Adolescent Antisocial Pattern. The Antisocial Female. The Antisocial and Psychopathic Male. The Antisocial Schizophrenic Male. The Reflection Response. The Aggression Response. Sexual Homicide. Toward an Integrated Understanding of the Psychopath. Appendices: R. Lindner,
The Rorschach Test and the Diagnosis of Psychopathic Personality. 100 Reflection Responses from 48 Subjects.