Historical Personality Assessment: Humorism, Phrenology & Physiognomy


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The ancient Greeks believed the human body was made up of four substances, called humors. Which of the following was NOT one of these humors?

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1. How would someone who was irritable be viewed in light of the humorism of the ancient Greeks?

2. Phrenology associates personality and character traits with parts of the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Be aware you're going to be quizzed on concepts such as the four humors, phrenology, blood type, irritability, and physiognomy.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet will focus particularly on:

  • Examples of the four humors
  • Causes of irritability
  • Phrenology's relationship with character traits and personality
  • Takes on blood types in Japan
  • What physiognomy is

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as physiognomy and phrenology
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about personality assessment
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on old approaches to personality assessment

Additional Learning

Stretch your awareness of this material by studying our corresponding lesson named Outmoded Approaches to Personality Assessment. On this lesson, you'll learn more about:

  • The ancient Greeks and humorism
  • Phrenology's origin
  • Physiognomy's rationale
  • Blood's influence on personality
  • Scientific support for different approaches