This is an interactive version of the Harrower-Erickson Multiple Choice Rorschach Test.

Introduction: The Rorschach Test is a projective psychological test developed in 1921 to measure thought disorder. It was developed from the observation that schizophrenia patients often interpret ambiguous images in very unusual ways. In the test, the participant is shown a series of ten ink blot cards and directed to respond to each with what the inkblot looks like. Because completing the Rorschach Test is time intensive and requires and psychologist trained in its usage, there have been many attempts to convert the Rorschach into an objective test for ease of use. The Harrower-Erickson Multiple Choice Rorschach Test was developed in 1943 for the large scale screening of U.S. military personnel. The first work on the MCR reported impressive predictive power, however later work indicates that scores from the MCR have little value and the test does not appear to have been used for much in the last fifty years. This test is provided here just as historical curiosity.

Procedure: The MCR consists of ten images. For each image you will be given some time to memorize it and then on a following page you will have to pick from a list what the best descriptions of that image is. The original instructions call for each image to be projected on a screen for thirty seconds, this test lets you page through as fast as you want, however it is recommended that you not go to fast.

Participation: This test is provided for educational purposes only. Medical or professional advice can be provided only by certified practitioners, you may not use this test for those purposes. Answers to this test may be used anonymously for research.

  • Harrower-Erickson, M. (1945). "Large scale Rorschach techniques: a manual for the group Rorschach and multiple choice test". Springfield, Illinois: Charles C Thomas Publisher, Ltd.