Barron-Welsh Art Scale is a
Freudian based assessment in
which the examiner is asked to draw images. The images are
then scored on scales that contain primary processes such as ego
functioning and libidinal drives such as symbolization and
substitution. The scales also contains personal style and
low (on left)
high (on right) creativity
A manual is provided to determine scoring on various scales
Although anyone can administer the
Barron-Welsh Art Scale, a
certain degree of experience with test giving and with
and their relation to
creativity is recommended..
To purchase the
Barron-Welsh Art Scale
To familiarize yourself with Freudian Primary Processes:
Bergquist, C (2004). A comparative view of creativity theories:
psychoanalytic, behavioristic, and humanistic.
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