Interamerican Journal of Psychology - abstracts
 
Full text PDF Barros, María Cecilia; Ison, Mirta Susana (2002): Conductas problemas infantiles: indicadores evolutivos y emocionales en el dibujo de la figura humana [Childrens' behavioral disorders: developmental and emotional indicators in the human figure drawing test]. Interam. J. Psychol. 36 (1/2), 279-298 (esp.). 
The Human Figure Drawing test (HFD) was been used to compare drawings of children with and without behavior disorders. This was been undertaking to: 1) evaluate differences in intellectual maturity level between both groups, and 2) to compare emotional indicators in children's drawings. A total of 284 HFD were evaluated considering a diversity of indicators. Results concerning intellectual maturity showed that boys with behavioral disorders. As regards emotional indicators, we found noticeable differences with Koppitz' (1989) findings. In this sample, signs that are supposed to be unusual were boys with and without behavioral disorders.

clinical psychological testing
 
developmental psychology
 
behavior disorders and antisocial behavior

Interamerican Journal of Psychology - resumos
 

Full text PDF Barros, María Cecilia; Ison, Mirta Susana (2002): Conductas problemas infantiles: indicadores evolutivos y emocionales en el dibujo de la figura humana [Childrens' behavioral disorders: developmental and emotional indicators in the human figure drawing test]. Interam. J. Psychol. 36 (1/2), 279-298 (esp.). 
El Dibujo de la figura Humana (DFH) se utilizó en el estudio comparativo de dibujos de niños con conductas problema (CCP) y sin conductas problema (SCP), para (1) evaluar si reflejaban diferencias en maduración conceptual entre ambos grupos, y (2) comparar los indicadores emocionales en los dibujos infantiles. Evaluamos 284 DFH, considerando los diversos indicadores presentes. Los resultados de madurez intelectual mostraron que los niños CCP obtuvieron puntajes menores que los SCP. En cuanto a los indicadores emocionales encontramos notables diferencias respecto a los hallazgos de Koppitz (1989), menores diferencias que las esperadas entre niños CCP y SCP.

clinical psychological testing
 
developmental psychology
 
behavior disorders and antisocial behavior