Children are turning to drawing during the lockdown – what can we learn from them? [Blog post]

Baluch, Bahman ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0650-4421 (2020) Children are turning to drawing during the lockdown – what can we learn from them? [Blog post]. Psychreg, online platform based in the United Kingdom. [Other]

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Abstract

Children’s drawings are a mirror to their mind. It is a reflection of their feelings, emotions, and their cognitive development. The early works of psychologists dating back to the 1920s were focused on children’s drawings as a measure of their intellectual abilities.

This was generally based on the principle of counting the number of body parts drawn against a prescribed list (such as head, eyes, or arms) and arriving at a score reflecting the child’s intellectual ability.

However, while this aspect of children’s drawings appears to be straightforward, it was largely thanks to the work of Elizabeth Koppitz that led to the evaluation of children’s drawings not just by counting the number of body parts but also considering the manner in which it was drawn.

Item Type: Other
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
Item ID: 29912
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Psychreg on 13 April 2020 (last updated on: 14 April 2020), the final published version is available at: https://www.psychreg.org/children-drawing-lockdown/. Reproduced with permission
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Depositing User: Bahman Baluch
Date Deposited: 15 May 2020 07:24
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 11:40
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/29912

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