An inquiry into the Szondi pictures

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The cultural and theoretical implications inherent in the Szondi pictures are discussed. 30 of the 48 photographs stem from a 1901 edition of a German text in psychiatry. In a post-testing inquiry 50 paranoid schizophrenics and 20 student nurses were asked to judge the number of “Americans” portrayed in the Szondi series. 85% of the former believed all or more than half of the pictures represented Americans whereas 85% of the latter considered half or less than half to be Americans. It was felt that non-acceptance of the photographs as “American” was to be expected among well-functioning individuals and that a specific American series was not required for clinical purposes at this time. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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