Employment of the Rorschach Inkblot Test with the Devries Suicide Inventory

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This investigation represents an attempt to employ the Devries Suicide Prediction Scale and the Rorschach Inkblot Test in a two-stage predictive model which was designed to decrease the high false positive rate associated with the Devries and to design a way in which the Rorschach could be used efficiently in suicide prediction in a large mental hospital setting. The Rorschach was not found to significantly improve the predictive ability of the Devries. An unexpectedly high percentage of mental patients in the study, thirty-eight percent, admitted to previous suicide attempts, raising the question of whether suicidal behavior is not more common ... continued below

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Gordon, James L. May 1976.

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This investigation represents an attempt to employ the Devries Suicide Prediction Scale and the Rorschach Inkblot Test in a two-stage predictive model which was designed to decrease the high false positive rate associated with the Devries and to design a way in which the Rorschach could be used efficiently in suicide prediction in a large mental hospital setting. The Rorschach was not found to significantly improve the predictive ability of the Devries. An unexpectedly high percentage of mental patients in the study, thirty-eight percent, admitted to previous suicide attempts, raising the question of whether suicidal behavior is not more common than is usually thought.

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Gordon, James L. Employment of the Rorschach Inkblot Test with the Devries Suicide Inventory, thesis, May 1976; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc504130/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .