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Boletim de Psicologia

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SOUZA, Audrey Setton Lopes de  and  ZANETTI, Sandra Aparecida Serra. Similarities and differences in human figure drawing as a projective technique between boys and grls from 4 to 15 years of age. Bol. psicol [online]. 2015, vol.65, n.142, pp. 73-82. ISSN 0006-5943.

The purpose of this work is to identify through children's drawings, elements that can be used, as an analyses parameter to highlight how typical conflicting characteristics of psychosexual development, of specific groups of children, of specific age range and psychic development stage, emerge in their drawings. We analyzed the "Draw a Person Test" of 173 children and adolescents, of both sexes, ranging from 4 to 15 years of age. The analysis of their drawings allowed to divide them into six age groups. It was possible to identify in each group relevant drawing aspects which allowed us to recognize the predominant anxiety at different developmental stages. It was also possible to observe differences between boys' and girl's drawings. These observations allow to indicate the relevance of drawing in psychodiagnosis, and its potential to distinguish anxieties in each age stage

Keywords : Draw a Person Test; projective techniques; psychological development; children; sexuality in children development.

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