ERIC Number: ED213198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Differentiating Characteristics of Human Figure Drawings among Normal and Exceptional Adolescents.
Wagner, Rudolph F.; Duffy, Linda
The study compared the characteristics of human figures drawn by 103 normal, 101 learning disabled, 114 educable or trainable mentally retarded, 61 emotionally disturbed, and 67 gifted adolescents. Results showed that of the 22 scoring categories, characteristics unique to specific groups were obtained in six categories, while shared characteristics were obtained in ten categories. The unique scoring categories included the following: off center (gifted), use of cartoons (emotionally disturbed), bizarreness (emotionally disturbed), use of movement (retarded), and irrelevant ornamentations and extras (learning disabled). (DB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Emotional Disturbances, Freehand Drawing, Gifted, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Psychological Characteristics, Test Interpretation
Rudolph F. Wagner, 2007 Pinecliff Dr., Valdosta, GA 31601.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Draw A Person Test
Note: Paper presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting (Atlanta, GA, 1981).