Draw-a-Person test

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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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Bender Gestalt Visual Motor Perception Test, Gessell Figure Drawing Test, Visual Aural Digit Span Test--Form B (GISD-B) form were conducted by clinical psychologist.
There were no statistically significant differences between the SLD and BIF groups in terms of test performances of the Bender Gestalt and Gessell Figure Drawing Test (Table 2).
When we administered a human figure drawing test, a subtest of the behavioural inattention test (BIT) [8], to patient MM nine days after the resection of a brain tumour in the right insula and right frontal operculum, we found a previous unreported form of perseverative behaviour.
The Human Figure Drawing Test (HFD) was used to find out the internalizing and externalizing problems.
The Human Figure Drawing test was administered on children of 5-16 years of age in groups of 4 children.
It was found that girls suffering from specific leaning difficulties showed greater number of emotional indicators on Human Figure Drawing Test measuring poor self image, anxiety, aggression and depression as compared to learning disable boys who showed lesser number of emotional indicators.
One of the most influential works in this context has been the Human figure drawing Test (HFD) designed by Elizabeth Koppitz (2004), whose results correlated significantly with other tests and Intellectual Quotient (IQ) percentiles.
Normal adult differentiation patterns on the Figure Drawing Test. Journal of Projective Techniques, 30, 272-273.
The tools she reviews includes the human figure drawing test, kinetic family and school drawings, the Diagnostic Drawing Series, static and kinetic house-tree-person tests, family-centered circle drawings, the Silver Drawing Test of Cognition and Emotion, magazine photo collages, belief and dream assessments, the Formal Elements Art Therapy Scale, and the Levick Emotional and Cognitive Art Therapy Assessment.
The wire cube and clock drawing tests (CDT) have been the most frequently used figure drawing tests in cognitive function assessments.