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Hermann Rorschach

1884 - 1922

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Hermann Rorschach (German: [ˈhɛrman ˈroːrʃax]; 8 November 1884 – 2 April 1922) was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. His education in art helped to spur the development of a set of inkblots that were used experimentally to measure various unconscious parts of the subject's personality. His method has come to be referred to as the Rorschach test, iterations of which have continued to be used over the years to help identify personality, psychotic, and neurological disorders. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Rorschach has received more than 582,998 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Hermann Rorschach is the 38th most popular psychologist (up from 39th in 2019), the 43rd most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 42nd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swiss Psychologist.

Hermann Rorschach is most famous for developing the Rorschach inkblot test, a projective personality test which is used to detect underlying thought disorders.

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Among psychologists, Hermann Rorschach ranks 38 out of 183Before him are Paul Ekman, Howard Gardner, Milton H. Erickson, Gordon Allport, Hans Eysenck, and John Bowlby. After him are Eric Berne, Albert Ellis, Aaron T. Beck, Donald Winnicott, Alfred Kinsey, and Elton Mayo.

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Among people born in 1884, Hermann Rorschach ranks 19Before him are Franz Halder, Theodor Heuss, Theodor Svedberg, Gaston Bachelard, Auguste Piccard, and Walther von Reichenau. After him are Friedrich Bergius, Otto Fritz Meyerhof, Yevgeny Zamyatin, Lion Feuchtwanger, Edward Sapir, and Rajendra Prasad. Among people deceased in 1922, Hermann Rorschach ranks 11Before him are Enver Pasha, Erich von Falkenhayn, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Fredrik Bajer, Djemal Pasha, and Ernest Shackleton. After him are Albert I, Prince of Monaco, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Georges Sorel, Vittorio Monti, Ernest Solvay, and Michael Collins.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Hermann Rorschach ranks 43 out of 876Before him are Eugen Bleuler (1857), Emil Theodor Kocher (1841), Auguste Piccard (1884), Heinrich Rohrer (1933), Benjamin Constant (1767), and Henry Fuseli (1741). After him are Albert I of Germany (1255), Robert Walser (1878), Angelica Kauffman (1741), Joan Gamper (1877), Albert II, Duke of Austria (1298), and Aga Khan IV (1936).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In Switzerland

Among psychologists born in Switzerland, Hermann Rorschach ranks 3Before him are Carl Jung (1875) and Jean Piaget (1896). After him are Ludwig Binswanger (1881), Édouard Claparède (1873), Auguste Forel (1848), and Théodore Flournoy (1854).