Article by Dafna Yalon

This article was compiled by DAFNA YALON who is a full time graphologist, specializing in graphic tests and children’s drawings which she instructs at two teachers colleges. She is a past president of the Society for Scientific Graphology in Israel and is currently Chairperson of its Accreditation Committee. She is also a member of the British Academy of Graphology. She has lectured internationally, published numerous articles, and with Rudi Danor, co-authored Towards Scientific Graphology (1992). She has a M.S. in biochemistry, and in 1984, she passed the American Association of Handwriting Analysts professional exams.

Preliminary bibliography of articles in support of graphology Compiled by Dafna Yalon


This preliminary list contains scientific papers published in non-graphological peer-reviewed journals since 1950.


Adler, S. (1968). Das Schreibverhalten des Erstklässlers. Masters Dissertation. Zurich University, Zurich, Switzerland.


Angel, E. (1954). Form level judgments on handwriting and their relations to the personality of the judges. MA thesis. New School for Social Research, New York City.


Angelozzi, D. (1992). E. Solange-Pellat – Les lois de l’ecriture. Introduzione critica, traduzione er appendice. Thesis, Urbino University.


Anthony, D. (1967). Is graphology valid? Psychology Today, 1.


Auzias, M. & Ajuriaguerra, J. (1986). Les fonctions culturelles de l’écriture et les conditions de son développement chez l’enfant. Enfance, 2-3, 145-167


Avé-Lallemant, U. (1989). The Star-Wave Test in pre-school age as prognostic of school maturity. In: Symposium of the International Academy for Research of Learning Disabilities. Prague.


Avé-Lallemant, U. (1982). Der Sterne-Wellen Test bei geistig behinderten Kindern. Der Kinderarzt 13(11), 1727-1731


Avé-Lallemant, U. (1985). Der SWT als Funktionstest und Projektivtest im Dienste der Flüchtlingsproblems. AWR Bulletin: Quarterly on Refugee Problems, 23(2), 59-73.


Bar-El, N. (1984). Interrelations among graphological judgments, psychological assessment and self-rating of personality trends (in Hebrew). MA thesis, Department of psychology, Tel-Aviv University.


Beck, J. Handwriting of the alcoholic. Forensic Science International, 28(1), 19-26.


Behrendt, J. E. (1984). Alzheimer disease and its effect on handwriting. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 29(1), 87-91.


Belin, C. J. (1979). L’écriture dans l’Anorexie mentale chez la jeune fille. Psychol. Med. (France), 10/11, 2117-2122.


Belin, C. J. (1978). The structural graphology and the suicidal personality. Confin. Psychiatr., 21(1-3), 25-30.


Beschel, G. (1956). Kritzelschrift und Schulreife. Psychol. Rdsch. 7, 31-44.


Ben-Zion, C., and Yalon, D. 1995. The Star-Wave-Test, Part 2 – The SWT as a screening tool for the detection of kindergarten children at risk and for comparative mapping of kindergartens (in Hebrew). Be’er Sheba: The 25th Scientific Congress of the Israeli Psychological Organization.


Beschel, G. (1993). Kritzelschriften als Bewegung, Leistung und Ausdruck. Beiträge z. Psych. D. K.- und Jschrift, 33.


Beumont, P. (1971). Small handwriting in some patients with anorexia nervosa . British Journal of Psychiatry, 119, 349-350.


Birron, D. (1985). Graphology – a validation study of the test’s claims (in Hebrew). The 20th Scientific Congress of the Israeli Psychological Organization.


Blank, R. (1973). Der Beitrag der Schriftanalyse zur Schullaufberatung der Zehnjährige. Dissertation, Stuttgart University, Stuttgart, Germany.


Blöte, A.W. and Bletz L.H. (1991). A longitudinal study on the structure of handwriting. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 72, 983-994.


Bosom, M. (2004). Desarrollo y estudios de validación de un nuevo instrumento para selección de directivos, basado en la grafologia (development and validation studies of a new managers’ selection instrument, based on graphology). Ph.D. Thesis, Universitat de Barcelona, Department of Social Psychology, Barcelona, Spain.


Breil, M. A. (1964). [Graphology in the service of psychiatry] (in German). Bibl. Psychiatr. Neurol., 12, 197-219.


Breil, M. A.(1963). Graphologische Untersuchung von 14 Handschriften von Patienten mit genuiner Epilepsie. Psych. Neurol.,140, 382-405.


Briggs, D. (1980). A study of the influence of handwriting upon grades using examination scripts. Educational Review, 32(2), 185-193.


Broern, W. (1971). Graphology and its importance in current medical psychology. Medizinische Klinik, Hamburg, 66, 6.


Broschk, S. Graphology and personality – a correlational analysis. M.A. thesis. Department of Psychology, Rand Africaans University, South Africa.


Brütsch, R. (1989). Pädagogik und Graphologie. Dissertation phil.l., Zurich University, Zurich, Switzerland.


Ceccarelli G. (1985). Scientificità della grafologia e professione di grafologo – Note per la discussione e prospettive di ricerca dal punto di vista di uno psicologo. paper at the Urbino Congress.


Challem, J. J. and Reed-Stitt, B. (1987). One Pre-Raphaelite legacy: An analysis of the personalities of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Elizabeth Siddal as seen through their handwritings. The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic Studies, 7,12-24.


Chédru, F. and Geschwind, N. (1972). Writing disturbances in acute confusional states. Neuropsychologia, 10, 343-353.


Christofanelli, P. (1998). La grafologia e in grado di rispondere ai criteri dell’indagine scientifice? pp. 189-200. In : Ceccarelli, G. Psicologia e grafologia : Quale rapporto? Milano: Franco Angeli.


Cohen Bar-Kama, S. (1997). The SWT’s contribution to the understanding of matutation delay, dysgraphy and dysfunction of the Cognitive Motor Control. In: Kucharska, A. and Sturma, J. (eds) The Star-Wave-Test in research and experience. Prague: Educational and Psychological Counseling Institute of the Czech Republic, pp.75-79.


Cohen Bar-Kama, S. (1997). Diagnosis of the hyperactive child through handwriting (in Hebrew). MA thesis, Faculty of Education, Haifa University, Haifa, Israel.


Davis, D. (1974). Jack the Ripper­ – The handwriting analysis. Criminologist, 9, 62-9.


Deguy, M., Genre, C. and Debaere, P. A. (1990). [Graphology in the psychological approach of candidates for esthetic surgery – Report of 45 cases] (in French). Ann. Chir. Plast. Esthet. 35(3), 250-256.


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