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ERIC Number: ED020546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 32
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Reference Count: 0
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A REVIEW OF RESEARCH ON THE WELSH FIGURE PREFERENCE TEST.
AIKEN, LEWIS R., JR.
THE WELSH FIGURE PREFERENCE TEST (WFPT) CONSISTS OF 400 BLACK AND WHITE LINE DRAWINGS. THE EXAMINEE INDICATED WHETHER HE LIKES OR DISLIKES EACH DRAWING. THIS NON-LANGUAGE, OBJECTIVE METHOD OF ASSESSING PERSONALITY REVEALS TWO MAJOR FACTORS--(1) THE TENDENCY TO LIKE OR DISLIKE FIGURES, AND (2) THE TENDENCY TO PREFER SIMPLE, SYMMETRICAL FIGURES. STUDIES DEMONSTRATE THAT THOSE WHO PREFER SIMPLE DESIGNS TEND TO BE ANTISOCIAL OR REBELLIOUS. RESPONSES ON THE WFPT ARE DISCUSSED IN RELATIONSHIP TO MENTAL MATURITY, CONFORMANCE, INDEPENDENCE OF JUDGMENT, MASCULINITY-FEMININITY, PERSONALITY INVENTORIES, AND THE DEVIATION HYPOTHESIS. REVIEWS OF THE WFPT INDICATE THAT ALTHOUGH THE TEST ITEMS ARE RELATIVELY CONTENT-FREE AND DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN GROUPS, THEY DO NOT PREDICT WELL IN INDIVIDUAL CASES. WFPT SCORES REPORTEDLY DO NOT HAVE HIGH CORRELATIONS WITH RATINGS OF ACTUAL BEHAVIOR. THE BARRON-WELSH ART SCALE AND THE REVISED ART SCALE ARE BRIEFLY REVIEWED. (PH)
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Authoring Institution: Richardson Foundation, Greensboro, NC. Creativity Research Inst.
Identifiers: Barron Welsh Art Scale; CALIFORNIA PSYCHOLOGICAL INVENTORY; Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory; WELSH FIGURE PREFERENCE TEST