psychohistory


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Wikipedia.

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).
References in periodicals archive ?
And psychohistory is chaos theory as applied to the actions of vast masses of humanity.
Norton, 1991); Ronald Grigor Suny, "Beyond Psychohistory: The Young Stalin in Georgia," Slavic Review 50, 1 (1991): 48-58.
Still, Hari Seldon, the genius-mathematician behind the predictive science of psychohistory, understands that a dark age lasting for 30,000 years is on its way, followed by the rise of a second empire.
Focus will center on Wilson's explorative excursion into the realm of education, Black-on-Black violence, psychohistory, and liberation psychology.
Jacques Verges, Devil's Advocat: A Psychohistory of Verges' Judicial Strategy, McGill University.
(5) Joel Kovel, White Racism: A Psychohistory (New York: Columbia University Press, 1984), p.
Contributors take a variety of approaches: Jan Art's psychohistory, Marjet Derks' look at a women's religious conversion army between the wars, Hugh MacLeod's analysis of Victorian British sporting men vs.
The work is a mazelike telling of a German psychohistory spinning out from the history of the site.
His charter seems an attempt to validate the approach that combines psychiatry with history (so-called psychohistory).
Marten has read widely in the best recent academic works on gender and sexuality, war and remembrance, medicine, psychohistory, and studies of veterans from other wars.
His diaries were written in times of depression, as a means of self-confront at ion and in fulfillment of Kennan's view that "There is only responsibility and self-sacrifice; all else is meaningless; all else is vanity." A transcription of the secrets of the confessional may be titillating, but it does not convey an accurate impression of anyone's life, and without these diversions into psychohistory, this book would have been half its published length.
Nor does it say much on the influence of Freud, psychohistory, and psychotherapeutic accounts of childhood, or more recent social, cultural and political accounts.