Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: To sort articles by author…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

While performing a search, you can sort the articles by Author in the Search section. This will rearrange the results of your search alphabetically according to the author’s surname. This feature is useful to quickly locate the work of a specific author.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Brierley, M. (1943). Psychology: The Human Hand. By Charlotte Wolff. (Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, 1942. Pp. xii + 148. Price, 16 s.). Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 24:85.

(1943). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 24:85

Psychology: The Human Hand. By Charlotte Wolff. (Methuen & Co. Ltd., London, 1942. Pp. xii + 148. Price, 16 s.)

Review by:
Marjorie Brierley

Dr. Charlotte Wolff believes that hand-reading can provide a reliable method of testing temperament and character. This belief is the result of intensive study of the human hand, normal and abnormal, and of the hands and feet of anthropoid apes and monkeys. As a result of these researches, she has been led to infer correlations between hand-characters, physiological conditions and personality trends. In this book she supplies a psycho-physiological theory to account for these correlations and a description of the practical methods of hand-interpretation she has worked out. The whole field covered requires much fuller investigation by independent workers before Dr. Wolff's conclusions can be regarded as valid.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2020, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.