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validity of human figure drawings in clinical psychological practice. by Arnold Rubenstein

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Published .
Written in English


  • Body image.,
  • Clinical psychology.,
  • Drawing, Psychology of.,
  • Projection (Psychology),
  • Projective techniques.

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Pagination74 leaves.
Number of Pages74
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Open LibraryOL18456213M

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  Abstract Despite controversy, human figure drawings (HFDs) remain popular projective tools in clinical practice. Proponents believe that these techniques provide access to unconscious thoughts and experiences that the examinee would otherwise be unable or Cited by: 2. The validity evidence for human figure drawings is even more limited. With a few exceptions, projective indexes have not consistently demonstrated incremental validity above and beyond other.   Journal of School Psychology Vol. 10, No. 1 AN INVESTIGATION OF THE INCREMENTAL VALIDITY OF HUMAN FIGURE DRAWINGS IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF LEARNING DISABILITIES ROBERT K. HARTMAN Darien Public Schools, Darien, Connecticut Summary: The human figure drawing is often used to assess body image immaturity or disturbances in children Cited by:   The practice of using children's human figure drawings (HFDs) to assess their intellectual ability is pervasive among psychologists and therapists in many countries. Since the first systematic scoring system for HFDs was published in , their continued popularity has led to the development of several revised versions of the test.

investigated to determine the validity of human figure drawings as projective measures in children. Published literature on child abuse and human figure drawings was explored and showed mixed data, including significant differences between the drawings of abused and nonabused children. Clinical, practical, and ethical issues for clinicians are. Drawing is a language, projected by children and adults, reflecting their joy and pain. It is used extensively by clinical psychologists, art therapists, social workers, and other mental health professionals in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and couples. This book brings together a renowned group of professionals to analyze the research and application of the. Human-figure drawings of public school pupils, half of whom were referred for counseling services, were analyzed using the Koppitz system of indicators of emotionality. The reliability and validity of the Draw-A-Person Test in I. Q. and personality assessment. Journal of Clinical Psychology. Koppitz, E. M. (). Emotional indicators on human figure drawings of shy and aggressive children. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 22, Koppitz, E. M. () Psychological evaluation of children’s human figure drawings. London: Grune and Stratton. Koppitz, E. (). Psychological evaluation of human figure drawings by middle school.

Alberto Vélez van Meerbeke, Carolina Sandoval-Garcia, Milciades Ibáñez, Claudia Talero-Gutiérrez, Dolly Fiallo, Karen Halliday, Validation Study of Human Figure Drawing Test in a Colombian School Children Population, The Spanish journal of psychology, /rev_SJOPvn, 14, 1, (), (). reviews 18 years () of research findings on the draw-a-person test and discusses the value of figure drawings in the clinical psychologist's armamentarium. the studies cited generally failed to support machover's hypotheses, but revealed a paucity of well-designed investigations indicating that this test should be removed from the clinical psychologist's test battery.   Introduction. Over the past century, researchers have examined the developmental progression of children’s drawing skill (Harris, ).These researchers have consistently found that children of all cultures follow the same stages as they learn to draw the human figure (Gardner, , Golomb, , Kellogg, ).For example, during the initial stage of drawing development . Human Figure Drawing Test (HFD) is commonly used to assess the emotional problems of the children under 12 years. Koppitz Manual of HFD, assesses the 30 valid emotional indicators.