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characterology

(ˌkærɪktərˈɒlədʒɪ)
n
the academic study of character
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characterology

the study of character, especially its development and its variations. — characterologist, n.characterologic, characterological, adj.
See also: Behavior
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Lombroso-Ferrero, Criminal Man According to the Classification of Cesare Lombroso. New York and London: Putnam's.
Hunter establishes Conrad's interest in Darwinian thinking, including the influence of late-century criminal anthropologist Cesare Lombroso on Conrad's novel The Secret Agent.
Attempts to explain criminal behaviour on the basis of certain physical characteristics can be traced back to the work of the German physician Franz Joseph Gall (1758-1825) and his direct academic descendant, Italian criminologist Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909).
Naturalmente l'indagine sulle strategie testuali conduce anche all'approfondimento di alcune strategie disciplinari esercitate dal potere, come quella che riguarda il vittimismo femminile identificato nel problema dell'infanticidio e della criminalita, cui sono dedicate le riflessioni sulla maternita come fatto sociale (Capitolo V) e sull'atavismo delinquenziale di Cesare Lombroso (Capitolo VI).
The first three names on Nekhliudov's list--the Italian psychiatrist Cesare Lombroso, the magistrate and prosecutor Baron Raffael Garofalo, and the lawyer Enrico Ferri--represent the Italian School of Criminal Anthropology.
En su analisis, Dabove demuestra la atraccion que los teoricos latinoamericanos tuvieron por los estudios de Cesare Lombroso y su fracaso en el momento de intentar aplicar las teorias del criminologo italiano a los criminales de sus respectivos paises.
Loos, Darwin y Cesare Lombroso: presupuestos biologicos en la obra del arquitecto
Henry Fuseli, born Johann Heinrich Fussli (1741--1825); Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829--69), and Cesare Lombroso (1835--1909) remain of constant interest to specialists; among the broader public, detailed recall is not likely.
Exploration of this scientific approach to literature will also help to redress the omission: the very existence of this trend bears witness to engagement with its foreign cynosures, Cesare Lombroso and Max Nordau, the impact of whose work was sufficiently significant to engender indigenous exponents: Pompeyo Gener and Jose Maria Llanas Aguilaniedo.