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Diagnostic Applications of the Hand Test

  • Edwin E. Wagner

Abstract

The Hand Test, a comparatively new projective technique, probably owes its clinical utility to the following practical features: simplicity of stimulus material, brevity of administration and scoring, and amenability to straightforward validation. The test was first introduced in the form of a research monograph as a promising technique for predicting overt aggressive behavior (Bricklin, Piotrowski, & Wagner, 1962), but it soon became apparent that the instrument was suitable for general diagnostic purposes, and a Hand Test “kit” was put together, made up of the stimulus cards, manual, and scoring tablet (Wagner, 1962b).

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Personality Disorder Personality Assessment Action Tendency Projective Technique Diagnostic Application 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edwin E. Wagner
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentUniversity of AkronAkronUSA

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