The body-image of physically abused and normal adolescents.

@article{Hjorth1981TheBO,
  title={The body-image of physically abused and normal adolescents.},
  author={C W Hjorth and M Harway},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  year={1981},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={863-6}
}
Compared the human figure drawings of physically abused adolescents with those of normal adolescents. The Draw-A-Person test was administered to 60 adolescents, 30 of whom were victims of physical abuse. Significant differences were found between the drawings of the two groups on six of the eight scoring criteria utilized. Significant DAP aspects included erasure, clothing, detail, fingers, symmetry and arm position. The drawings of the physically abused adolescents, taken as a whole, seemed to… CONTINUE READING

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