One psychogram, or means of testing personality, is handwriting analysis or graphology. Handwriting analysis can be used to look at personality traits or it can be used to determine emotions that a person is feeling when they are writing things like a postcard or a letter. This essay will look at the history of handwriting analysis and then will analyze four postcards from the 1920’s using Paul D. Hugon's handwriting analysis test.
Thanks to the Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cumming Center for the History of Psychology, Hugon's Psychograms test has been saved and it will be used to do the analysis of the postcards. In this paper we are not trying to test the validity of the method, but to simply try it out and see what happens. All of the postcards that have been analyzed in this project are from the same time period of the test and there will be four that will be analyzed here. The postcards are from the David P. Campbell postcard collection at the Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology.
"Postcards and Psychograms: The Science of Handwriting Analysis,"
Student Projects from the Archives: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: https://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/spa/vol2/iss1/2