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psychohistory

the application of ‘psychoanalytic forms of understanding to the study of history’ (I. Craib, 1989). An exemplification of the approach is the work of E. Erikson (Life History and the Historical Moment, 1975).
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Professor Peter Loewenberg is the premier psychohistorian who has been a pioneer and an activist in the field.
Seelye shuns the misty world of the psychohistorian and keeps his eye on geopolitical realities.
A psychohistorian based in New York, Gonen looks at the appearance and reappearance of some of the most prominent shared themes that conditioned Jewish expectations from history.
A psychohistorian might find this episode rooted in Operation Pedro Pan of 1960-62, when more than 14,000 mostly middle-class Cuban children were flown alone to Miami, many never seeing their parents again.
A judicious use of psychohistory might have deepened the work - but an injudicious use would have ruined it, so we may be grateful for what we have before us, and every reader is free to be his or her own psychohistorian.
A psychohistorian might well trace his subsequent obsession with George Washington to the humiliating 1964 loss.
They hired Massachusetts Institute of Technology psychohistorian Bruce Mazlish and architectural writer David Handlin as "historical consultants," dispatched notetakers to spy on the less-than-clandestine operations of the community sorts at the annual National Association of Olmsted Parks meeting and may even sponsor an Olmsted conference.
This book will interest historians of medical practice, cultural studies scholars, psychohistorians and literary critics concerned with problems that are still with us: sexuality and the quest for solutions to erectile dysfunction, the obsession with physical appearance and body image, approaches to pain management and coping with aging.
To return to Turner, he asks, "why do we need to make grandiose claims for the materials we have unearthed, to adopt the guise of psychohistorians or social anthropologists or grand theorists of identity?
Still trickling out decades after they were made, the hours of audiotape that Nixon clandestinely recorded in the Oval Office are Kickapoo Juice for parched psychohistorians.
Uwe Flecker's essay on power comes fairly close to grasping the nature of the confusions, illogicalities, and contradictions in the attacks against modernism and degeneracy, yet it still glosses over the very features that are the heart of Peter Cohen's The Architecture of Doom: the Nazi obsession with cleanliness, health, and racial purity, and the hysteria psychohistorians like Lloyd de Mause trace back to childrearing abuses in German-speaking lands in the late nineteenth century--early toilet training, antimasturbation controls, and domestic violence and similar attempts by the rural petite bourgeoisie and urban middle classes to compensate for the loss of traditional family values.
There is nothing sacred about it that would depend on the individual genius of Hari Seldon: the Second Foundation psychohistorians "have learned more than Seldon ever knew, and .