Date of Award
Master of Arts
Graphology ia one of the oldest of psychological methods, but despite its long history it has not yet been established as an exact scientific technique. This existing situation is not so unique if we stop to consider that most other methods of personality analysis are not without flaws either. Perhaps when personality itself is better understood and consistently defined, graphology will be able to make more rapid advances. Conflict in the development of consistent graphological techniques is a main cause also in the struggle for scientific acceptance. Two major problems seem to face the graphologists today. The first is the need of verification of so-called laws and principles which can be accepted as valid only after they have been checked and rechecked under strictest control. The second is the need for development of new devices to further more adequate research along the lines of modern psychology.
Aull, Roscoe Sease, "Discrimination of manics and depressives by the projective technique, handwriting analysis" (1954). Master's Theses. 86.