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ESP in Relation to Rorschach Test Evaluation  (Paperback) 
Author(s): Gertrude Schmeidler
89 pp. (1960) ISBN 0-912328-04-5 
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The work reported here is part of a larger project, in which the initial finding was that participants who accepted the possibility of paranormal success under the conditions of the experiment (sheep) tended to have higher ESP scores than subjects who rejected this possibility (goats). To test this further, a study with 1062 subjects was undertaken and the results are outlined in this monograph. Participants completed ESP tests and the Rorschach test.

The results obtained indicated that sheep will tend to have higher ESP scores than goats; this tendency will be more pronounced for subjects whose social adjustment is good than for those whose social adjustment is poor; and the tendency will be more pronounced for subjects who do not show signs of marked inhibition or of marked over-responsiveness. The results also suggested that feelings of constraint, withdrawal or negativism are associated with near-chance ESP scores or with psi-missing; and feelings of free reponsiveness are associated with successful ESP scoring. Among the various possible indicators of negativism, constraint or withdrawal in a particular situation are: (a) calling oneself a goat, (b) obtaining low college grades in a similar situation if grades are valued highly, (c) showing general personality tendencies toward overcontrol if there are no counterbalancing tendencies toward over-responsiveness. Among the various possible indicators of free responsiveness in a particlar situation are: (a) calling oneself a sheep, (b) showing general tendencies toward good social adjustment in a similar situation, (c) obtaining good college grades in a similar situation if grades are valued highly, (d) showing general personality tendencies toward free responsiveness.

The author cautioned that the results needed to be replicated, that while the differences between the groups was significant, the magnitude of the differences was also small.

 


 

 
 

 
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