Draw-A-Person Test

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Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, McBrewster John
VDM Publishing, Feb 26, 2011 - Psychology - 72 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Draw-A-Person Test (DAP, DAP test, or Goodenough-Harris Draw-A-Person Test) is a psychological projective personality or cognitive test used to evaluate children and adolescents for a variety of purposes. Developed originally by Florence Goodenough in 1926, this test was first known as the Goodenough Draw-A-Man test. It is detailed in her book titled Measurement of Intelligence by Drawings. Dr. Dale B. Harris later revised and extended the test and it is now known as the Goodenough-Harris Drawing Test. The revision and extension is detailed in his book Children's Drawings as Measures of Intellectual Maturity (1963). Psychologist Julian Jaynes, in the 1976 book, The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind wrote that the test is routinely administered as an indicator of schizophrenia, and that while not all schizophrenic patients have trouble drawing a person, when they do, it is very clear evidence of a disorder.

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