The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis.
|Article Type:||Book review|
|Subject:||Books (Book reviews)|
|Publication:||Name: The Forensic Examiner Publisher: American College of Forensic Examiners Audience: Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Law; Science and technology Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 American College of Forensic Examiners ISSN: 1084-5569|
|Issue:||Date: Fall, 2008 Source Volume: 17 Source Issue: 3|
|Topic:||NamedWork: The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis (Book)|
|Persons:||Reviewee: Seifer, Marc|
The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis
By Marc Seifer
One of America's leading handwriting experts has stepped forward to write an exhaustive review of the science of handwriting analysis.
Marc Seifer's newest book, scheduled for release in November 2008, is The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis: The Complete Guide to Interpreting Personalities, Detecting Forgeries, and Revealing Brain Activity Through the Science of Graphology.
Handwriting analysis is the study of handwriting to reveal the underlying psychology characteristics of the writer.
Seifer has been a handwriting expert for more than 35 years, and he is a past editor in chief of the Journal of the American Society of Professional Graphologists.
The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis is written in a step-by-step fashion, beginning with the history of handwriting analysis. It teaches how to analyze any handwriting, starting with objective factors that include organization, speed, size, shape, slant, and symbolic features. Combining an analysis of these elements produces a full personality profile.
The book, weighing in at 336 pages, includes more than 100 handwriting samples, including those from Paul Newman, Bill Clinton, Marlon Brando, Donald Trump, Sigmund Freud, Thomas Edison, Osama bin Laden, Bruce Springsteen, Benito Mussolini, Napoleon Bonaparte, Michael Jackson, Robert Redford, Barack Obama, and Charles Darwin.
Part II of the book discusses how handwriting is organized by the brain and includes examples of the link between handwriting and various illnesses and disorders, from dyslexia and epilepsy to stroke and coma. It concludes with a discussion of the link between different personality types, their brain organization, and their handwriting.
Part II is an in-depth look at the field of questioned documents, including such topics as freehand forgeries, tracing, disguised handwriting, and anonymous notes. It features an in-depth discussion of how forgeries are created and how they are detected.
Seifer has written several books on a variety of subjects, such as Inward Journey: From Freud to Gurdjieff; Nikola Tesla: The Man who Harnessed Niagara Falls; Staretz Encounter: A New Age Thriller; Hail To The Chief; The Big Frame; and The Space-Time-Mind Continuum.
Marc Seifer, PhD, is a renowned expert on handwriting, and he operates his own practice, Seifer Handwriting Consultants. He has been a sought-after handwriting expert for organizations such as the History Channel. He teaches graphology at Roger Williams University at Bristol, Rhode Island. He has lectured at Oxford University, Cambridge University, Brandeis, and Cranbrook Retreat. He has been a member of the American College of Forensic Examiners since 1996.
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