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Rorschach Integrative System I

Code: LPSI313     Acronym: ROSC I

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Psychology

Instance: 2021/2022 - 1S

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Psychology
Course/CS Responsible: First degree in Psychology

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
PSIC 16 Official Curricular Structure 3 - 3 27 81

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
António Abel Pires

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical and practical : 2,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical and practical Totals 1 2,00
António Abel Pires 2,00

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


Understand the conceptual and methodological specificity of the Rorschach test. Developing skills on test administration, including preparing the subject and the technique of recording responses. Responses coding with about one hundred variables of the Rorschach comprehensive system

Learning outcomes and competences

Skills of administration, coding /scoring Rorschach Test protocols - Comprehensive System of J. Exner Jr.

Working method



- Discussion of history and conceptualization of the Rorschach. - The methodology for the administration of Rorschach Comprehensive System using modeling, video and practical exercises. - Responses coding /scoring technique. - Training on administration and coding with supervision of 10 protocols collected and scored by each student. Discussion of cases. To develop skills of administration and scoring of the Rorschach Comprehensive System, students are exposed to these contents through the writings of John Exner Jr. and practical exercises under the supervision of teacher staff.

Mandatory literature

Exner, J. E. Jr.; Rorschach Workbook for the Comprehensive System, Rorschach Workshops, 2001. ISBN: 978-9991722313
Exner John E. Jr.; The Rorschach, A Comprehensive System, Volume 1, Basic Foundations and Principles of Interpretation, Wiley, 2002. ISBN: 978-0-471-38672-8
Pires Antonio a.; Rorschach comprehensive system data for a sample of 309 adult nonpatients from Portugal, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2007. ISBN: 0022-3891

Complementary Bibliography

Exner John E. 340; Issues and methods in rorschach research. ISBN: 0-8058-1902-9

Teaching methods and learning activities

- Exercises for administration the test under supervision. - Explanation of the variables coding. - Discussion of administration and scoring technique through the protocols revision. - Tutorial support.


Social sciences > Psychological sciences > Behavioural sciences
Social sciences > Psychological sciences > Psychology > Clinical psychology

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

designation Weight (%)
Trabalho laboratorial 100,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 34,00
Frequência das aulas 27,00
Trabalho laboratorial 20,00
Total: 81,00

Eligibility for exams

Attendance of 75% courses. Administration and scoring of 5 Rorschach protocols. All students must obtain a minimum value of 8.5/20 for each protocol and the average of all protocols must be at least 10/20.

Calculation formula of final grade

Distributed evaluation with practical work: 100%.
The practical work will be done during the semester and consists of five protocols collected and coded by the student. The student must obtain a minimum of 8.5 values in each protocol (rating 0-20). The average results of all protocols should be 10 values, at least

Examinations or Special Assignments

Collection and scoring of 5 Rorschach protocols.

Classification improvement

The improvement of the distributed classification is possible, only once, by taking an exam until the recourse period of the academic year following the one in which approval was obtained, which consists of coding and calculating the structural summary of a protocol provided by the teacher.
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