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Psychological Test, Goodenough Drawing Directions Rules for Scoring

Psychological Test, Goodenough Drawing Directions Rules for Scoring

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Description
This booklet is entitled “Goodenough Drawing Direction: Rules for Scoring.” The pages are numbered 76-90 and David Shakow’s name is typed in small letters in the upper right hand corner. The document gives directions on how to score drawings of a person. The second to last page has some typing on the bottom that is upside down and crossed out. It lists fifty-one different points that the test taker can earn from a drawing of a human figure, including items such as eyes, nose, and mouth present, arms are in proportion, and clothing is present. Standardized tests of drawing were initially used to gauge a child’s natural talent at drawing, alongside other batteries of test to measure giftedness.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
psychological test
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 22 cm x 29.5 cm; 8 21/32 in x 11 5/8 in
ID Number
MA.316371.015
catalog number
316371.015
accession number
316371
Credit Line
Gift of David Shakow
subject
Psychology
Psychological Tests
Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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