Just A Few Studies Done On Graphoanalysis/Handwriting Analysis
- For the skeptical among you regarding whether or not the science of
handwriting analysis has ever been studied....here are a few places
you can go for information. Kindly note among the many authors
listed, many are Phd's with both knowledge and experience in
Examining Horizontal Lengths of Signatures in True vs False
Statements * Hatfield, Iris, E. Edward Peeples, PhD, and Robert
O'Block, PhD Human Graphics Center for Research and Information,
The use of graphology in criminology Hearns, R. - Criminal
Psychopathology, 3, 461-464, 1972.
Conditional Handedness * Heninger, Polly
Handedness changes in multiple personality disordered subject reflect
shift in hemispheric dominance Consciousness and Cognition I, 1992.
The Theory of Contraction and Release in Handwriting as Related to
Brain Dominance; 1990. * Hermann, Ned and Jeanette Farmer
Facilitating Assessment of Dangerousness by Using Characteristics of
Handwriting * Ianetta, Kimon and Reed Hayes, James F. Craine, PhD &
Dennis G. McLaughlin, PhD - Hawaii, 1992.
Can stress be measured by handwriting analysis ? Keinan, G.
The effectiveness of the analytic method; discusses theoretical
implications and possible advantages of using handwriting parameters
as an indication of acute stress.
Applied Psychology--An International Review--Psychologies Appliquee-
Revue International: V0042 N2: APR 1993: pp. 153-170.
Parkinson's Disease: L-dopa Treatment and Handwriting Areas; Current
Therapeutic Research Kopp, W., G. Paulson, J. Allen, D. Smeltzer, F.
Brown & W. Kose -12, 3, 115-124, 1970.
Reliability and Validity of Handwriting Analysis compared to the
standard battery of psychological tests and the ratings of therapists
using the California Q-sort - a Doctoral Thesis, 1993. Kraus, Ron
Handwriting posture and cerebral organization: how are they related?
Levy, J., Psychological Bulletin, 91, 3, 589-608, 1982.
Handwriting Analysis in Diagnosis and Treatment of Alcoholism
Lewinson, Thea Stein - Perceptual and Motor Skills, Vol. 62, Feb.
Contributions to the history of psychology Lewinson, T.S. - Naftali
Aries Remembered 1911-1990.
Memories of an esteemed colleague and friend, who contirubted
extensively to understanding of analysis of handwriting.
Percpetual and Motor Skills, V0074 N3, pp 1181-1182, Jun 1992.
The Problem of the Validation of Graphological * Lockowandt, Oskar -
Judgements; University of Bielefeld, Germany (undated)
* Lomonaco, Theresa, Ross Harrison, and Felix Klein - Hunter College,
City University of New York, Accuracy of matching TAT and
graphological personality profiles, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 36,
Analysis of the writing and drawings of patients with severe brain
damage Luria, A. - Higher Cortical Functions in Man, Basic Books,
Graphology: Towards a Hand-Picked Work Force Lynch, Brian - ;
Personnel Management, Mar. 1985, v17n3, p. 14-18.
Hemispheric Specialization for Handwriting in Right-Handers Mack, L. -
Brain and Cognition; V0021 N1, pp 80-85, Jan. 1993.
Handwriting and Perceptual Motor Skills in clumsy, dysgraphic, and
normal cihldren Maeland, A.F.- Perceptual and Motor Skills: V0075 N3,
pp 1207-1217, Dec. 1992.
Montano, Nicholas J. - Neuropsychology of language dysfunctions
correlating to features of written language; Alzheimer Disease;
neurological disorders; Masters' Thesis
Mullins, J.- A handwriting model of children with learning
disabilities; Journal of Learning Disabilities, 5, 306-311, 1972.
Nevo, Baruch - National Institute of Testing & Evaluation, University
of Haifa - Graphology Validation Studies in Israel: Summary of 15
years of Activity; International Association for Applied Psychology,
Jerusalem, July, 1986.
* Nevo, Baruch - Yes, graphology can predict occupational success:
Rejoinder to Ben Shakhar, Et Al; Perceptual and Motor Skills, 66, 92-
Pearl, R. - The value of handwriting in neurologic examination; The
Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, 41, 1, 200-204, 1974.
Peeples, E. Edward, PhD, University of Northern Colorado -
Measurement of Handwriting Factors; Perceptual and Motor Skills, 68;
Peeples, E. Edward, PhD, University of Northern Colorado - Copied
versus free writing, 1993.
Peeples, E. Edward, PhD, University of Northern Colorado - Genetics
and handwriting, a study of the handwritings of family members, 1988.
Pritchard, Anita - Reliability of graphological judgments based on
different techniques of handwriting analysis; Szondi Test as a
diagnostic tool in a clinical setting; Doctoral Dissertation (date
Sara, C. - Handwriting as a tool in the diagnosis of the hyperactive
child. A blind study of the handwritings of 24 children comparising
one hyperactive group of 8 and two control groups of 8, one group
normal and the other slightly retarded. They were analyzed for 17
personality characteristics measured for four degree of
intensity...The profiles obtained by graphological analysis match the
appropriate clinical profiles. In A. Carmi & S. Schneder (Ed's.),
Experiencing Graphology, 1988.
Sassoon, R. - Childrens Handwriting As An Indicator of Stress;
International Journal of Psychology; V0027 N3-4, p 440, Jun-Aug 1992.
Schwarz, Daniel (graduate student) College of Criminal Justice, New
York A validity study of graphology: Its usefulness in assessing
integrity in identifying people prone to committing theft; Master's
Smith, Willa, Ed.D - Relationship between handwriting and creativity
in 5th grade children; Doctoral Dissertation, 1984.
Steimach, G. (Ed.) - Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ; Motor
Control of Handwriting, 1991
Steward, R. A. C. - Effects of self-esteem and status on size of
signature; Perceptual and Motor Skills, Vol.44, 1977.
Swanson, B. & R. Price - Signature size and status; Journal of Social
Psychology, 19, 63-67, 1972.
TenHouten, W., M. Seifer, P. Siegal - Aloxithymia and the split
brain: Evidence from graphological signs. Psychiatric Clinics of
North America, 331-338, 1988.
Vellutino, F. - Dyslexia; Scientific American, 34-41, March, 1987.
* Wellingham-Jones, Patricia, PhD,RN - Evaluation of adolescents'
self-esteem through the Coopersmith Self-Esteem Inventory and
graphometric analysis of students' handwritings. Perceptual and Motor
Skills, 1987, 65,421-480.
Wellingham-Jones, Patricia, PhD, RN - Characteristics of Handwriting
Subjects with Multiple Sclerosis; Perceptual and Motor Skills, 73,
Wellingham-Jones, Patricia, PhD, RN - Mouth writing by a
quadriplegic; Perceptual and Motor Skills, 72, 1324-1326, 1991.
Yank, Jane Redfield, MSSW - Handwriting variations in Individuals
with multiple personality disorder; Dissociation, vol. IV, No.1,
Zaklan, Marilyn - Graphology in the field of mental health: A
diagnostic tool; Master's Thesis.
Zwigenhaft, R.L. - Signature size: A key to status awareness; Journal
of Social Psychology, Vol. 81, 1970.
Editor, Drug effects on handwriting; Bulletin of the International
Graphonomics Society, 10-12-13, 1991
It might be wise to do some further reading before forming your own
opinion, but "Handwriting Analysis...it works for me!"
Arnold De Armond
NightWerx Investigations, Inc.
P. O. Box 1534
Southaven, MS 38671
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