ERIC Number: ED418338
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Updating the "Silver Drawing Test" and "Draw A Story" Manuals.
The Silver Drawing Test (SDT) and Draw A Story (DAS) test were designed to reveal a person's cognitive and emotional conditions. How these tests were developed and some of the research concerning their efficacy are detailed in this report. It opens with an overview of the SDT. The report then discusses recent studies on the test: "Sex and Age Differences in Attitudes toward the Opposite Sex,""Gender Differences and Similarities in Spatial Abilities of Adolescents," and "Gender Parity in Spatial Skills." Some unpublished research is also detailed: "Brazilian Standardization of the SDT,""Comparing the SDT with Four Diagnostic Instruments," and "Age and Sex Differences in Fantasies about Food and Eating." Included with these unpublished works on the SDT are masters' theses written since 1988. Summaries of other research examining reliability, validity, outcome studies, age and gender differences,as well as work with hearing-impaired children and learning-disabled children are also presented. The second part of the document analyzes the Draw A Story: Screening for Depression (DAS) test. It presents critical studies of the test published after 1993: "Identifying and Assessing Self-Images in Drawings by Delinquent Adolescents,""Sex Differences in the Solitary and Assaltive Fantasies of Delinquent and Nondelinquent Adolescents," and "Adapting the Silver Draw A Story Assessment." The unpublished studies in this section include "The Draw A Story in Assessment of Abuse and Assessment of Brain-Injury Patients with Draw A Story Instrument." and various masters' theses produced within the last 8 years involving DAS. Previous research on both tests is examined for its reliability, validity and correlations between the Silver Drawing Tests and Draw A Story. The findings suggest that the SDT and DAS assess the same constructs, which means that the SDT, like the DAS, can be used to screen for depression and that the DAS, like the SDT, can be used to assess levels of ability to select, combine, and represent. (MKA)
Descriptors: Adults, Art Therapy, Attitude Measures, Emotional Disturbances, Literature Reviews, Neurological Impairments, Self Concept, Sex Differences, Test Validity
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