Saturday, October 12, 2013

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 This is evidence that there is still interest in the "Szondi Test and the theories of Dr. Szondi several decades after Dr. Szondi's passing. The recent mapping of the human gene discoveries have caused some researchers to review his (1937) gene theory, as to what it is in a person's personality that can be be a gene structured inheritance in respect to. One the discussions, some time back at the Lovaine University (Belgium) is--" to be or not to continue to be Szondians?" Is it the Szondi Test, a false pursuit?, a fiction? Is all this study focus ready to be discarded and all our researches using the Szondi test-to be scraped? How then we do so and give it up, then, do we explain what appears to be consistent dynamic explanations from the tests results that also match verifiable clinical information derived from other sources? It is true that with the march of time, the test photos look so outdated low tech and many of the basic gene related disorders assumptions Dr Szondi used --such as 'Hysteria' and 'Catatonia', are no longer have a place in the labeling system accepted today. .(DSM-IV). Before Dr. Szondi's invention of the Szondi Test, whath he first called the "Genic Affinity Test" his genealogical research had showed recurrences in family lines of eight such recurring conditions, Homosexuals, Sadists, Epileptics. Hysterics, Catatonics, Paranoids, Manic's and Depressive's. Then also is the leap of faith to accept that a subject will like, dislike or ignore these facial photos as a stimulus-response procedure results being a reflection of his own impulses seeking to find satisfaction. That part of Szondi's drive-impulse theory seems so useful for therapists to know in order focus their inquiries on a person's inclinations that he denies or would be otherwise overlooked- When pressed on this point w Szond's answer was--try it yourself. ~ ~ ~ ~