"Mortensen...uses drawings of the human figure as a means to assess the psychological and intellectual development of children...relating the different aspects of figure drawing to different theoretical frames of reference, which include developmental psychology as well as the Kleinian theory of psychosexual development."
British Journal of Psychiatry
This work details sex differences in children's drawings and shows how they display a coherent and meaningful pattern, indicative of a fundamental and basic psychosexual identity and not merely of socialization and education. Mortenson also reveals how human figure drawings reflect the drawer's visual impression of others, and the subjective experience of being human.
|Publisher:||New York University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Karen Vibeke Mortenson has worked as a clinical psychologist for more than twenty years, primarily with children and adolescents. She is now the head of the Child and Family Guidance Centre of Copenhagen, Denmark.