William Stickevers A beautiful antique Royal Doulton plate in faux-Delft blue decoratively displays the grand zodiacal parade in astro-inverso form, with England at the center of its world Divination, fortune-telling, reading, divining, prophesying, telling futures, seeing by Spirit, and oracular disclosure are varied names for the process by which the present or future circumstances of a person, place, relationship, or object may be glimpsed, understood, or predicted. Some religions -- such as JudaismHinduismand Taoism -- have created or endorsed institutionalized roles for diviners and prophets within their priesthood or allied to it. Other religions maintain a neutral or even a negative opinion of seership and may even go so far as to forbid its practice on scriptural grounds, relegating divination to the realm of the magical arts.
Alfred Binet was convinced to conduct research into graphology from to He called it "the science of the future" despite rejection of his results by graphologists.
His major contribution to the field can be found in Handschrift und Charakter. Zubin modified Klage's ideas, based upon their experience working for the U. This organization and its system split the American graphology world in two.
Students had to choose between graphoanalysis or holistic graphology. Many studies have been conducted to assess its effectiveness to predict personality and job performance. Recent studies testing the validity of using handwriting for predicting personality traits and job performance have been consistently negative.
Professional graphologists using handwriting analysis were just as ineffective as lay people at predicting performance in a study.
Dean did a meta-analysis on some studies: Dean showed that graphologists have failed unequivocally to demonstrate the validity or reliability of their art for predicting work performance, aptitudes, or personality.
Graphology thus fails according to the standards a genuine psychological test must pass before it can ethically be released for use on an unsuspecting public. Dean found that no particular school of graphology fared better than any other In fact, no graphologist of any stripe was able to show reliably better performance than untrained amateurs making guesses from the same materials.
In the vast majority of studies, neither group exceeded chance expectancy. Handwriting analysis does have its plausible-sounding separation from those other techniques though, and that's the whole "handwriting is brainwriting" idea — traits from the brain will be manifested in the way that it controls the muscles of the hand.
Unfortunately, this is just as unscientific as the others. No amount of sciencey sounding language can make up for a technique failing when put to a scientifically controlled test.
Additional specific objections[ edit ] The Barnum effect the tendency to interpret vague statements as specifically meaningful and the Dr. Fox effect  the tendency for supposed experts to be validated based on likeability rather than actual skill make it difficult to validate methods of personality testing.
These phenomena describe the observation that individuals will give high accuracy ratings to descriptions of their personality that supposedly are tailored specifically for them, but are in fact vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people.
See, for example, Tallent Dean's   primary argument against the use of graphology is that the effect size is too small. Regardless of the validity of handwriting analysis, the research results imply that it is not applicable for any specific individual, but may be applicable to a group.In a closed article, I must point out that the above mentioned diary, the letters and a few other handwriting examples were, in fact, the only original ones.
· Graphology (or graphoanalysis, but not graphanalysis) is the analysis of the physical characteristics and patterns of handwriting claiming to be able to identify the writer, indicating psychological state at the time of alphabetnyc.com · Fortune telling or character analysis may be performed by evaluating the morphology of the body, or what it immediately produces, or what may be associated with it by circumstances of birth.
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