Projective technics, as the author points out, do not necessarily involve projection in the psychoanalytic sense. The term refers to a group of methods designed to reveal the dynamics of the individual personality. They do this through the presentation of somewhat ambiguous material to the patient or subject, thus leaving him free to organize the material in terms of the different aspects of his own personality.
Dr. Bell has described each projected technic in detail, evaluating each from the standpoint of its clinical usefulness, validity and reliability. He deals not only with the well known methods, such as the Rorschach, Thematic Apperception Test and Bender Visual-Motor Test, but also with little known technics.
The book is somewhat more detailed than is necessary for an introduction to the methods, but it is undoubtedly the best source of finding out "what all these technics are about." The hasty reader can find the