Jungian Typology and Handwriting Analysis (INACS)
Posted by Gloria in Meetings.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
7:00 to 9:00 P.M.
First Unitarian Universalist Church (Room 11 )
Free and open to public
A Pilot Study Investigating the Psychological Measurement of Variables Possibly Common To Jungian Typology and Handwriting Analysis
- Research Project Principal Investigators:
- E. Marcus Barnes, P.E.
- Raymond Hawkins, Ph.D.
- Principal Scientific Consultant:
- Jan Six, Ph.D.
- E. Marcus Barnes, P.E., Certified MBTI Administrator & Counselor
The Austin-based research group INACS is doing a cohort (a group of people who have something in common) pilot study to investigate psychometric variables possibly common to both Jungian Typology (psychological types) and handwriting analysis (Graphoanalysis, Graphology).
Our presentation/discussion will include a rationale and protocol for the presently-completed data-collection phase of the study, and methodological considerations in the design and analytical stage of the project.
Three well-known personality-assessment test instruments, based on the Jungian Analytic Psychology theoretical framework–are the Gray-Wheelwright Jungian Type Survey, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and the Singer-Loomis Inventory of Personality (SLIP). In particular, the MBTI four-letter type code for each of the study’s 52 participants is well established beyond simply administering the test.
A major challenge in this project is the problem of determining–with some theoretical certainty–what particular derived personality traits from the handwriting analysis discipline sufficiently correspond to the eight mental functions and psychometric variables forming the basis of Jungian Analytic Psychology and the related personality theory.
Once such correlations are reliably determined, a main research objective is to implement study-design features, that will overcome protocol and methodological weaknesses suspected in certain earlier such investigations.
The meeting will consist of a 30 to 45 minutes synopsis of the subject matter, with the remainder discussion and Q & A. This will be a great opportunity to learn about handwriting analysis and Myers/Briggs personality typology.
Jung, C.G. (1976a) Psychological Types. (A revision by R.F.C. Hull of the translation by H.G. Baynes.) Princeton University Press.
Myers, I. (1979). Gifts Differing. Palo Alto, CA: Consulting Psychologists Press, Inc.
Bunker, M.N. (1971). Handwriting Analysis–The Science of Determining Personality by GRAPHOANALYSIS. Chicago: Nelson-Hall Co.
Roman, K.G. (1952). Handwriting–A Key to Personality. New York: Pantheon Books.
Marcus Barnes, BS, PE, Trustee and Past President of the Institute for Neuroscience and Consciousness Studies (INACS) and 21 years as a Certified MBTI Administrator & Counselor. Proprietor of Aerodyne Laboratories with over twenty years of professional involvement in EMF Health Effects. Registered Professional Engineer with a 1965 BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University. Now retired from a State agency, he maintains in-depth knowledge on several aspects of the EMF issue, state of the science, public health, economic and political implications, risk perception, public concern, and litigation. Served on various panels and task groups at both the state and national levels. Expert witness courtroom and deposition experience. Published numerous articles and papers and conducted workshops and seminars on EMF epidemiology, health effects, and risk perception. He also has serious interests in music, abstract art, science, psychology, and literature.