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The Incomplete Man Test is a developmental measure developed by Arnold Gesell in 1925 to aid in the assessment of preschool children.


The child is presented with a partially completed picture of a stickman, minus on arm, hand, leg foot and both eyes. The child is asked to identify that the picture is that od a human and to complete the pictur if they can.

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Further readingEdit

  • Ames, L.B. (1943). The Gesell Incomplete Man Test as a differential indicator of average and superior behavior in preschool children. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 62,217-274
  • Ames L.B., ILG F.L. (1963) The Gesell Incompltete Man Test as a measure of developmental status. Genetic Psychology Monographs. Nov;68:247-307.

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