psychodiagnostics

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

Origin of psychodiagnostics

1930–35; see psychodiagnostic, -ics
Related formspsy·cho·di·ag·nos·tic, adjective
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