Barron-Welsh Art Scale (BWAS)

The Barron-Welsh Art Scale (BWAS) is a creativity test based on Sigmund Freud’s theories on the unconscious and ego functioning. The examinee is asked to draw images and pertinent manifestations of symbolization, substitution, goal-directedness, personal style, social attitudes, and other processes are duly scored. This non-verbal test is applicable to both children and adults. It assesses creativity independent of age, gender, and IQ. BWAS was developed by Frank Barron, an American psychologist and philosopher, and George Welsh, an American clinical psychologist.

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