Purpose: Designed to assess genic relationship.
Population: Ages 4 and over.
Time: (10-15) minutes repeated six to ten times with one day intervals.
Author: Lipot Szondi.
Publisher: U.S. Distributor: Grune & Stratton, Inc.
Description: The Szondi Test is a projective technique based on a person's reaction to a series of 48 photographs of psychotic patients. The photographs were chosen in accordance with the principle of genic relationship; that is, the person assumedly selects a photograph which portrays a psychiatric disorder also inherent in the subjectís own familial genealogy.
Scoring: This test yields eight factors and 4 vectors (each vector is a total of 2 factors). They are as follows; homosexual, sadistic, sexual vector, epileptic, hysteric, paroxysmal vector, catatonic, paranoic, schizophrenic vector, depressive, manic, and contact vector.
Reliability and Validity: The manual contains no information on reliability and validity.
Norms: The manual contains no information on normative samples.
Suggested Uses: Recommended uses include projective assessment
in a clinical setting.