- Education & Research
The American Handwriting Analysis Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of the handwriting sciences. AHAF promotes education for handwriting examiners at all levels of experience and from all schools of thought.
The mission of American Handwriting Analysis Foundation (AHAF) is to provide information and services to its members with the goal of enriching their effectiveness as handwriting analysts and to educate the public about the handwriting sciences.
What is AHAF...
AHAF is a non-profit educational organization that welcomes members from a wide variety of educational backgrounds. No specific course of study is currently required for membership. A list of instructors recommended by the organization and approved by the Education Department is listed on the courses page. Although we are based in the U.S., we are pleased to welcome a growing number of international members.
Our membership offers a full range of handwriting professionals who teach classes, give lectures, provide analysis, and authenticate documents. Our professionals are listed by region and some offer lectures or consultation by Skype.
Publications and Library
AHAF publishes several graphology monographs that are available for purchase. We also offer an extensive library for use by members. Back issues of our newsletter and a large collection of monographs is available online for our members to download at no charge in the members-only area.
AHAF publishes a quarterly journal packed with informative articles, book reviews, committee reports and member news.
For more than twenty years AHAF has alternated with AAHA in hosting an annual conference. To encourage participation by members from coast to coast, as well as from other countries, conferences are located in various parts of the U.S.. Internationally recognized speakers are invited to share their knowledge, and members have a unique opportunity to make new acquaintances and discuss the various challenges they face in their own geographical areas.
Along with handwriting analysis, AHAF provides a place for document experts, educators, mental health professionals, attorneys, physicians, career counselors and others to interact and learn from each other.
The Research committee is ready to assist any serious researcher with his or her project. Some past research projects include: Printing and Handwriting; Relationship between handwriting and creativity in fifth grade children; Establishing a valid and reliable relationship between handwriting and personality traits; Genetic influences in handwriting; Identifying thinking and behavioral styles of the four quadrants of the brain through handwriting movement patterns.
The American Handwriting Analysis Foundation offers
- Quarterly journal
- Annual conference
- Local chapters where available
- International exposure for speakers and professionals
- Extensive library for study or research purposes
- Dozens of free monographs
- Past issues of the newsletter to the 1960s
- Education through AHAF Study Guide
- Free forms to use in your professional practice of graphology
- Blog to support teaching handwriting in schools
- Code of Ethics
- Research Opportunities
- Continuing Education Program for certified graphologists
- Reciprocal certification in graphological organizations
- Networking opportunities on our Facebook page and blog
- Discount on conference and other seminar registrations
Our officers and committee chairs are volunteers and are located throughout the US. Contact us at the e-mail address below, and any special requests for information will be forwarded to the appropriate person.
- E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org