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n. pl. psy·cho·his·to·ries
A psychological or psychoanalytic interpretation or study of historical events or persons: the psychohistory of the Nazi era.

psy′cho·his·tor′i·an (-hĭ-stôr′ē-ən, -stŏr′-) n.
psy′cho·his·tor′i·cal (-hĭ-stôr′ĭ-kəl, -stŏr′-) adj.


(ˌsaɪkəʊˈhɪstərɪ; -ˈhɪstrɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) biography based on psychological theories of personality development


(ˌsaɪ koʊˈhɪs tə ri, -ˈhɪs tri)

n., pl. -ries.
an account of a historical figure that uses theoretical constructs of psychology, esp. psychoanalysis, to explain actions and motivations.
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Review of Psychohistory and Religion: The Case of Young Man Luther, edited by Roger Johnson.
See generally JOEL Kovel, White RACISM: A PSYCHOHISTORY, at xi, xxiii-xxiv (1970) (coining the term "aversive racism" and using it to explain whites' biases against blacks).
Kohut, whose background is largely in psychohistory, comes to the study of generations to understand how historical events shape the human psyche.
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.
This study reads the Semitic discourse in five modern Irish novels--Francis Stuart's Black List Section H (1971), Robert MacLiam Wilson's Manfred's Pain (1992), Robert Welch's Groundwork (1997), Jennifer Johnston's This is Not a Novel (2002), and John Banville's Shroud (2002)--for what it tells us about the cultural identity of modern Ireland, and for what it reveals of the psychohistory, and even the psychopathology, of Irishness hidden in these representations.
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.
Clio's Psyche: The Journal of the Psychohistory Forum 6 (September): 74-75.
The work is a mazelike telling of a German psychohistory spinning out from the history of the site.
The Early Sessions present a description of events surrounding Seth's emergence through the Ouija board, extensive conceptual information providing a theoretical background for material dictated in subsequent Seth Books, and a psychohistory of Jane Roberts's growth as a trance-possession channel speaking for Seth.