In his foreword, Dr. Gordon Allport indicates that this book is important because “first it contains a diagnostic method of great promise . . . . and second it fixes our attention on the most neglected area of personality theory—the area dealing with underlying dispositions of temperament as these are manifested in expressive movements.” One must agree with Dr. Allport, for, despite the fact that a number of theortical, empirical, and clinical issues are omitted, Professor Mira y Lopez has developed an exciting procedure of great promise. The M.K.P. makes available for study the area of expressive movements, for, though there have been several earlier attempts to study expressive movements, and though data from this domain are frequently used by clinicians (i.e., posture, gait, and handwriting), there has been no technique which approaches these issues with the organized and systematic methodology inherent in the M.K.P.
Mira y Lopez’ postulate of psychomyokinesis is that “each