Originally published in 1945, this title was a follow-up to the author’s previous book The Human Hand. This time she looks at the psychology of gesture and its relation to personality. The special place that a psychology of gesture merits is obvious. It permits a direct knowledge of personality without any effort or misleading co-operation on the part of the subject, since it can be applied without his being aware of the fact. The book ‘is constructed on a system of clinical studies and medico-psychological interpretations.’ The author felt that this title must be regarded as a complementary study to her main studies.
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1. The Nature of Gesture 2. The Physiology of Gesture 3. The Evolution of Gesture 4. Imagination and Gesture 5. The Pathology of Gesture 6. Results and Conclusions. Commentary on the Illustrations. A Glossary of Technical Terms. Bibliography. Index