psychodiagnostics

psychodiagnostics

[sahy-koh-dahy-uhg-nos-tiks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the study and evaluation of character or personality in terms of behavioral and anatomical traits, as gesture, posture and physiognomy.

Origin:
1930–35; see psychodiagnostic, -ics

psychodiagnostic, adjective
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