A Child's Drawing Expresses Their Psychological Ability and Feelings

A Child
Journalism & Communication
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Drawing as an art has become part and parcel of human psychology analysis.Children express their psychological feelings in form of art since hardly express themselves through speech.Talking does not offer a comprehensive medium of expression


Talking does not offer a comprehensive medium of expression. According to Golomb (pp. 42), a child’s hidden feelings can only be expressed by art, specifically drawings. Be it small or a large drawing so much can be said from the piece of art. Other than career and professional drawings, drawings have been used to detect the feeling in most children who undergo psychological problems. In some instances drawings as an art has been used as anger management tool. This is an indication on how important art is in managing of human emotion. In an argument by Herne, Cox & Watts (pp. 115), a child’s drawings expresses about 75% of their internal feelings both emotional and psychological. In interpreting the drawings psychologists consider color, size, location of characters, characters, page location, font and shading type and the facial expression of child when drawing an image or character. Apart from the expression of feelings, drawings at different ages in children denote their psychological growth. From scribbling to real images and drawings is one notable feature in child development when drawings are concerned. It is this fact that has enabled me to come up with the theory that “a child’s drawing expresses their psychological ability and feelings”. This paper will focus on how drawings show a child psychological growth and interpretation ...
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