The SSCA Method: Introduction

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Welcome to the first chapter!

We will learn the seven-step method (SSCA) for the psychological interpretation of drawings, paintings, scribbles by children and adults:

  • how to interpret pictures step-by-step,
  • practical methods and techniques,
  • what to observe: hidden cues,
  • how to recognise the psychological “essence” of a picture.

Listen and prepare to explore a whole new world of the psychological understanding!

The top five mistakes made by 9 out of 10 examiner

Hint: You can't understand a picture without context

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Blind diagnosis and forgetting about the process

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Egocentric perception

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You can't see the forest for the trees

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Speculative symbolism

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Step 1: A brilliant idea

The phenomenological map

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Let's draw the map together!

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Professor Sehringer's brilliant idea

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Unnoticed cues with which the subject speaks for himself

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How to avoid overexplaining?

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Step 2: Hidden cues in the process

Understand how it was made

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A scribble test: model reactions

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Unnoticed nonverbal cues

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How to discover even more signs

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Step 3: Levy's method for illuminating insights

A phenomenological point of view

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Step 4: Intuitive analysis

The method of free impressions

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The five most important features

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Exercises for the top five characteristic techniques

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Where is the viewer's spontaneous focus?

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Hárdi’s motor empathy method

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Kinaesthetic empathy: your body helps you

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Visualization: the drawing comes to life and steps off the paper

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Empathetic questioning: now you step into the picture

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Step 5: Global analysis

Binoculars instead of microscopes

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If you still can't see the forest for the trees

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Step 6: The place of the part in the whole

The secret lies in the details (item analysis)

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Step 7: Recognising essence

A single sentence that contains 30 pages of information

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Summary

The pieces come together

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