Second System of Thought

The Second System of Thought and its Trace in Handwriting

Dr. Marie Anne Nauer
IHS Institute for Handwriting Sciences, Zürich, Switzerland


In Chernov, Y., & Nauer, M. A. (Eds.). (2018). Handwriting Research: Validation & Quality. P. 238-268.

The author points out that handwriting research, as a discipline of psychology, is a semiotic science and, as such, neither inductive nor deductive, but abductive or presumptive. Therefore, premises for any investigation have to be most carefully reflected and developed, and this very process is not only rational and logical but, as well, much more holistic. According to the new PSI model of Julius Kuhl, the author develops a possibility to better collate this type of thinking process, and she locates and retraces as well its theoretic precursor in the hypotheses of Pophal. This implies irradiation of the role of emotions within our brain’s organization and their expression and observations in handwriting, hence giving a new perspective of the psychology of thought comprehending neurological research, psychological experience, and the theory of handwriting psychology.

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