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Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test

  1. Gary G. Brannigan

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0124

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Brannigan, G. G. 2010. Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

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  1. State University of New York—Plattsburgh

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


In 1938, Lauretta Bender published her groundbreaking monograph, A Visual Motor Gestalt Test and Its Clinical Use. Over time, the Visual-Motor Gestalt Test, more commonly referred to as the Bender-Gestalt Test, became a “mainstay in the assessment battery…as an assessment tool in appraisal of intelligence…as a screening technique for neuropsychological dysfunction, as a clinical tool for sampling visual-motor proficiency, and as a standard projective technique in the assessment of personality” (Piotrowski, 1995, p. 1272).


  • gestalt psychology;
  • visual perception;
  • visual-motor integration