ERIC Number: ED248282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
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Children's Human Figure Drawings: Clinical and Cultural Considerations.
Thakur, P. S.
This paper considers the psychological aspects of children's drawings. The utility of the Draw a Person Test (DAPT) for different types of pscyhological research is discussed, and the non-intellectual and cultural factors of the DAPT are described. Suggestions on the administration, scoring, and interpretation of drawings are given. The next two sections focus on using drawings for particular purposes: gauging a child's mental development and discerning specific emotional indicators. The history of art therapy is briefly outlined, and its advantages are explained. The second half of this paper consists of sample children's drawings, with captions that offer tentative psychological readings. Sixteen drawings are uncaptioned; they may be used for exercise in interpretation. (KH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Draw a Person Test