April 1956

The Adult-Child Interaction Test: A Projective Test for Use in Research.

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By Theron Alexander. Price, not given. Pp. 40, with 8 illustrations. Child Development Publications of the Society for Research in Child Development, Inc., 1341 Euclid, Champaign, Ill., 1955.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1956;91(4):418. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1956.02060020420030

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The adult-child interaction test is a picture story-telling test given individually or in groups and has been used on subjects between the ages of six and sixty-five years. The subject is instructed to tell a story about eight individual cards: what is going on in the picture, what has brought about the situation, and what the outcome will be. The cards portray situations involving children and adults.

The test is planned to give information about the adult's perception of children and vice versa. The pictures vary from other tests for children inasmuch as they show adults and children together, and this may well turn out to be an advantage. The author hopes it will also be useful in studying attitudes of the subject toward authority, toward sex, and toward relationships within the family.

An attempt is made at some objective scoring, and the author states he is working to put

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