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Figure Drawings

  1. Leonard Handler

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0357

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Handler, L. 2010. Figure Drawings. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.

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  1. University of Tennessee

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


The term “Figure Drawings” (FD) describes a variety of drawing tests that tap personality functions, including the Draw-A-Person Test (DAP), the House-Tree-Person Test (H-T-P), and the Kinetic Family Drawing Test (K-F-D), among other lesser-known drawing techniques.


  • draw-a-person test;
  • kinetic family drawing test;
  • the house tree person drawing test;
  • personality assessment;
  • figure drawings