The Draw a Person Test Prepared by T. Nicholson School Psychologist
Draw A Person (DAP) • Long history . . As early as 1885 • 1920’s Florence Goodenough wrote Measures of Intelligence by Drawings. Proposed as an IQ measure
Do this now . . . • 8 ½ x 11 white paper and a well sharpened No.2 black lead pencil . . . • “Please draw a picture of a person • No stereotyped figures like stick figures, cartoons, or stylized drawings • This is not a test of artistic ability and it is not really considered in interpreting and scoring • You will be trading this drawing with a partner
On the back of the drawing . . . • Write your name, age, date, and the sex of the person in the drawing • Write a few words, phrases that describe the figure drawn • Young or Old? • Active or inactive? • Handsome/beautiful or ugly? • Happy or sad? • Casual or formal?
Exchange drawings with a partner and your partner will try to interpret the drawing for you . . Sentence Frame: “I noticed that your drawing . . .” 2-2-5 protocol
Sentence Frame: “I noticed that your drawing . . .” Look for/comment on . . . • Pressure factors (heavy or light) • Stroke of line characteristics • Size of drawing • Placement of drawing • Action or movement
debrief • What was it like for you? • How did it feel? • What questions came up? • What did you wonder about? There are several approaches to DAP, we will cover some of them later . . .