Draw-a-Person Test

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Draw-a-Person (DAP) Test

Etymology: AS, dragan + L, personalis + testum, crucible
a test developed by Karen Machover
Etymology: American psychologist, b. 1902
based on the interpretation of drawings of human figures of both sexes. Interpretation depends on the subject's verbalizations, self-image, anxiety, and sexual conflicts and other factors. Also called Machover Draw-a-Person Test.
A projective test used to assess personality, in which the subject first draws a person of one sex, then the other, which reflect the person's feelings and perception of body images

Draw-a-Person test

A nonverbal test used to assess intelligence and to screen for emotional and behavioral disorders. It was developed in 1967 by Karen Machover. The test subject is asked to draw an image of a man, a woman, and oneself. The images drawn are assessed according to several criteria for their complexity, completeness, and other qualities.
Synonym: Machover test
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