The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis: The Complete Guide to Interpreting Personalities, Detecting Forgeries, and Revealing Brain Activity Through the Science of Graphology (Paperback)
"The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis is a must for all serious students of graphology." —Iris Hatfield, Professional Graphologist, HuVista International
The complete guide to graphology from the winner of Flandrin-Michon AHAF President’s Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation
The ability to write by hand is a pinnacle of human achievement. As a form of self-expression, handwriting reflects a person's thoughts about the self and reveals aspects of a person's personality.
Written in a step-by-step fashion, The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis begins with the history of the field and then teaches you how to analyze any handwriting, starting with objective criteria, including variables such as organization, speed, size, shape, slant, and symbolic features. Then you learn how to combine these variables to create a full personality profile.
There are more than 100 handwriting samples, including those from Paul Newman, Bill Clinton, Marlon Brando, Donald Trump, Sigmund and Anna Freud, Thomas Edison, Osama bin Laden, Jacqueline Kennedy, Bruce Springsteen, Benito Mussolini, Napoleon, Michael Jackson, Robert Redford, Barak Obama, and Charles Darwin.
Part II discusses how handwriting is organized by the brain and includes many examples of the link between handwriting and various illnesses and brain disorders, from dyslexia and epilepsy to stroke and coma. It ends with a discussion of the link between different personality types, their brain organization, and their handwriting.
Part III is an in-depth look at the field of questioned documents, including such topics as free-hand forgeries, tracing, disguised handwriting, and anonymous notes. It features an in-depth discussion of how forgeries are created and how they are detected.
If you are interested in any aspect of this topic, The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis is definitely the book you need!
About the Author
Marc Seifer, PhD has been a handwriting expert for more than 50 years and was editor-in-chief of The Journal of the American Society of Professional Graphologists for more than a decade. He has been given the most prestigious award in the field the Flandrin-Michon AHAF President’s Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Handwriting Analysis Foundation. He has worked for the Rhode Island Attorney General's Office and Crime Laboratory, the Department of Defense, Undersea Warfare, United Parcel Service, and numerous banks, insurance agencies, and lawyers. He was featured on the History Channel discussing Howard Hughes, Mormon Will, and on Associated Press International TV on the handwriting of Osama bin Laden. He has lectured at Oxford University, Cambridge University, Brandeis, Cranbrook Retreat, and numerous conferences around the world. Dr. Seifer teaches psychology and forensic graphology at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.
"Marc Seifer new book The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis is one of the best written on the subject in the last 10 years!" --Dr. Robert O'Block, Founder, American College of Forensic Examiners
"The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis is a must for all serious students of graphology. Handwriting analysis provides human understanding and this comprehensive, yet easy- to-read, practical guide will surely become a classic." --Iris Hatfield, Professional Graphologist, HuVista International
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