Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Phrenology

  • Glen E. GetzEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1233

Definition

Phrenology refers to the theory that personality, cognitive, and behavioral characteristics are revealed by bumps and depressions on the surface of person’s skull (Fig. 1).
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References and Readings

  1. Simpson, D. (2005). Phrenology and the neurosciences: Contributions of F. J. Gall and J. G. Spurzheim. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 75, 475–482.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryAllegheny General HospitalPittsburghUSA