A History of the Rorschach Test and an Analysis of Bookplates of Famous Psychologists

  • Robert W. Rieber
Part of the Path in Psychology book series (PATH)


The notion that a person’s bookplate can reflect the designer’s personality came to me many years ago while I was visiting Robert Wozniak, a friend and fellow collector who was also interested in bookplates of famous psychologists. Rob had a collection very similar to my own. When he showed me some of the items in his collection, I pointed out how some of the plates might, symbolically speaking, resemble the character of the person who made them. We both agreed that it would be a wonderful project to make a collection of these bookplates and write a paper together illustrating how it is possible to use bookplates as a projective technique for assessing the personalities of the famous psychologists who created them. Many years have passed since that meeting. Because Rob does not live very close to me, we did not have an opportunity to collaborate on this project. Recently, I decided to launch the project myself and then enlisted the collaboration of John Gach.


Nineteenth Century Projective Technique Visible Speech Open Book Purposive Behavior 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Social ServiceFordham UniversityNew YorkUSA

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