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[[Graphology]] is the study and analysis of [[human]] handwriting with the intent of assessing a person's [[psychological]] state. This is not to be confused with [[forensic document examination]], which involving determining the authenticity of handwriting evidence, and similar tasks.<ref>[http://www.abfde.org/FAQs.html American Board of Forensic Document Examiners - Frequently Asked Questions]</ref>
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[[Graphology]] is the scientific study and analysis of [[human]] [[handwriting]] with the intent of assessing a person's [[psychological]] state. This is not to be confused with [[forensic]] document examination, which involves the discovery of [[forgeries]] and determining the authenticity of handwriting evidence.<ref>[http://www.abfde.org/FAQs.html American Board of Forensic Document Examiners - Frequently Asked Questions]</ref>
  
Some Graphologists believe details like spacing of words, dotted "i's" and crossed "t's", could reveal unconscious mental functions.  
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Some graphologists believe details like spacing of words, dotted "i's" and crossed "t's", could reveal unconscious mental functions.  
  
 
:: As an example it is said that: ''Hillary Clinton is smart and forceful, John McCain is proud but has a volatile temper, and Barack Obama is a diplomat who deals well with different people and situations.'' <ref>[http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080518/ts_alt_afp/usvotegraphology  In US election, every (written) word counts] Yahoo! news. </ref>
 
:: As an example it is said that: ''Hillary Clinton is smart and forceful, John McCain is proud but has a volatile temper, and Barack Obama is a diplomat who deals well with different people and situations.'' <ref>[http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080518/ts_alt_afp/usvotegraphology  In US election, every (written) word counts] Yahoo! news. </ref>
  
Neuroscientist [[Barry Beyerstein]] (1996) considers the majority of the notions of graphologists to be no more than sympathetic [[magic]].
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[[Neuroscientist]] [[Barry Beyerstein]] (1996) considers the majority of the notions of graphology to be no more than sympathetic [[magic]].
  
 
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Graphology is the scientific study and analysis of human handwriting with the intent of assessing a person's psychological state. This is not to be confused with forensic document examination, which involves the discovery of forgeries and determining the authenticity of handwriting evidence.[1]

Some graphologists believe details like spacing of words, dotted "i's" and crossed "t's", could reveal unconscious mental functions.

As an example it is said that: Hillary Clinton is smart and forceful, John McCain is proud but has a volatile temper, and Barack Obama is a diplomat who deals well with different people and situations. [2]

Neuroscientist Barry Beyerstein (1996) considers the majority of the notions of graphology to be no more than sympathetic magic.

External links

References

  1. American Board of Forensic Document Examiners - Frequently Asked Questions
  2. In US election, every (written) word counts Yahoo! news.