MACHOVER DRAW-A-PERSON TEST (DAP TEST)

a test which aims to help clinicians identify the individuals personality. The participant is asked to first draw a person on a blank piece of paper without being given any discriminatory information such as the sex or clothing. They are then asked to draw another person but the opposite sex to the first. From this a clinician will then attempt to identify the personality traits of the individual and highlight any signs of pathology.

MACHOVER DRAW-A-PERSON TEST (DAP TEST): "The machover draw-a-person test (DAP TEST) is one of many test batteries which have been developed to assess an individuals personality and their personality traits."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MACHOVER DRAW-A-PERSON TEST (DAP TEST)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/machover-draw-a-person-test-dap-test/ (accessed October 16, 2019).
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