Psychological Test, Goodenough Drawing Directions Rules for Scoring

Psychological Test, Goodenough Drawing Directions Rules for Scoring

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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.
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Object Name
psychological test
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 22 cm x 29.5 cm; 8 21/32 in x 11 5/8 in
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Gift of David Shakow
Psychological Tests
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