Translation of phrenology in Spanish:


frenología, n.

Pronunciation /frəˈnɑlədʒi/ /frɪˈnɒlədʒi/

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    frenología feminine
    • He finds himself drawn on a journey involving phrenology, the dodgy science of determining mental prowess from bumps on the head, involving a machine called a psychograph.
    • As the prototype for a normalizing physical anthropology, however, phrenology, with its value-laden stereotyping psycho-techniques, introduced new ethical problems.
    • In Bentham's day, the cutting edge of brain science was phrenology - the idea that you could read someone's character by feeling the contours of his or her skull.
    • At this point, many no longer considered phrenology a legitimate science, and America was now looking to the most recent European import, the emerging field of psychoanalysis, to explain human behavior.
    • Once a lively ‘science’, phrenology disappeared because what it proposed was incorrect and hence irrelevant.