A Cognitive-Perceptual Analysis of Projective Tests Used with Children

  title={A Cognitive-Perceptual Analysis of Projective Tests Used with Children},
  author={Jay Seitz},
  journal={Perceptual and Motor Skills},
  pages={505 - 522}
  • Jay Seitz
  • Published 1 October 2001
  • Psychology
  • Perceptual and Motor Skills
There are both general and specific problems with projective tests—the production, comprehension, and interpretation of two-dimensional visual representations. At the general level, there is a need to integrate findings from the neuro-and cognitive sciences, cognitive, perceptual, and affective development, and the understanding and interpretation of pictorial material based on the accumulated research base in the arts. At the specific level, much of the research base on projective tests is… 
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