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Sally Kuhlenschmidt, Daniel Roenker, Lynn Clark

Degree Program

Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


Sixty-two male and femal 9-, 10- and 11-year olds were administered the Naglieri Draw-A-Person (DAP) and the Vocabulary and Block Design subtests fro mthe Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R). The study was conducted to determine the effects of verbalizations during the DAP on correlations with an estimated Full Scale IQ Score obtained from the two WISC-R subtests. Results of the study indicate that although there was an increase in the correlations between the Verbal DAP group and the estimated Full Scale IQ Score, compared to the standard DAP and the Full Scale IQ, it was not significant. The difference between the mean scores on the Verbal DAP group and the Nonverbal DAP group was also nonsignificant. The overall correlations between the DAP and the estimated Full Scale IQ Scores showed no improvement from previous attempts to correlate standard intelligence tests with drawing tests. Further research is suggested to determine the effects of a larger sample size on a similar design.



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