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How does the Rorschach inkblot test work? - Damion Searls

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For nearly a century, ten inkblots have been used as an almost mystical personality test. Long kept confidential for psychologists and their patients, the mysterious images were said to draw out the workings of a person’s mind. But what can inkblots really tell us, and how does this test work? Damion Searls details how the Rorschach Test can help us understand the patterns of our perceptions.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Damion Searls
  • Director Serin İnan, Tolga Yıldız
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Producer Serin İnan
  • Designer İbrahim Hakkı Uslu
  • Illustrator İbrahim Hakkı Uslu
  • Animator Gökhan Gürkan
  • Sound Designer Deniz Doğançay
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Fact-Checker Joseph Isaac

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