The Making of Psychohistory: Origins, Controversies, and Pioneering Contributors

The Making of Psychohistory: Origins, Controversies, and Pioneering Contributors

By: Paul H. Elovitz (author)Paperback

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The Making of Psychohistory is the first volume dedicated to the history of psychohistory, an amalgam of psychology, history, and related social sciences. Dr. Paul Elovitz, a participant since the early days of the organized field, recounts the origins and development of this interdisciplinary area of study, as well as the contributions of influential individuals working within the intersection of historical and psychological thinking and methodologies. This is an essential, thorough reflection on the rich and varied scholarship within psychohistory's subfields of applied psychoanalysis, political psychology, and psychobiography.

About Author

Paul H. Elovitz, PhD is a founding member and past president of the International Psychohistorical Association, founder of the Psychohistory Forum, founder and editor-in-chief of the journal Clio's Psyche, and a founding member of Ramapo College of New Jersey where he teaches history, interdisciplinary studies, and psychohistory. He practiced psychotherapy for a quarter century after extensive training in psychoanalysis, and is the author of over 340 publications.


1. Introduction 2. My Exuberant Journey 3. The Early History of Psychohistory 4. Resistance and Perseverance 5. Comparing the Early Freudian and Psychohistorical Movements 6. A Psychohistorian's Approach to Childhood and Childrearing 7. Prominent Psychohistorians Lifton, deMause, and Volkan 8. Outstanding Psychohistorians Gay, Loewenberg, and Binion 9. My Journey as a Psychohistorical Teacher 10. My Role in Creating and Nurturing Postgraduate Psychohistorical Education 11. The Dilemmas of a Presidential Psychohistorian 12. Finding My Voice with Halpern, deMause, Ullman 13. Builders of Psychohistory 14. Concluding Thoughts; Appendices A. Featured Scholar Interviews, B. Memorials

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781138587496
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 138
  • ID: 9781138587496
  • weight: 281
  • ISBN10: 1138587494

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