Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name




First Advisor

Hibbard, S.


Psychology, Clinical.




This study is an attempt to elaborate on the conceptualization of intelligence as a facet of overall personality organization. The purpose of this study was to evaluate Rorschach variables that have been conceptually or empirically associated with cognitive complexity, and to improve upon previous research in this area. Archival data from a heterogeneous sample of 80 clinical and community adult participants were used. Participants' scores on the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Revised (WAIS-R) or - Third Edition (WAIS-III) and on selected variables of the Rorschach according to the Comprehensive System (Exner, 1993) were analyzed. The Rorschach variables included were Zf, ZSum, W, W+, DQ+, Blends, PureF, M with good form, FQx(o and +), FQf(o and +), and R. A principal components analysis (PCA) of these Rorschach data revealed three components, which were named Organizational Complexity, Blends Complexity, and Form Complexity. The results and their relation to previous research were discussed, and limitations of the present study as well as suggestions for future research were presented. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Psychology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2002 .B47. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 42-02, page: 0681. Adviser: S. Hibbard. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2002.