The Journal of Psychohistory

The Journal of Psychohistory is an academic journal focusing on Psychohistory

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 1, Summer

Separate Psychobiographical Tents, Separate Struggles
The Handbook of Psychobiography, William Todd Schultz, Ed.. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005, 380 pp., $67.50.As a psychohistorian devoted to writing psychobiography based upon adaptability, childhood, coping mechanisms, creativity, empathy, innovation,...
The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response
The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response, Peter Balakian. NY: Harper Collins, 2003. 475 pp.The Armenians became Christians in 301 A.C. and the much more powerful Turks have hated them for at least that long.. The most intriguing...
The Connection between Shame and War
Shame is generally viewed as the last emotion to be studied by psychiatry, psychology and all the psychotherapies. This paper explores the possibility that shame plays an important role in why nations, including the United States of America, go to war....
The Evolution of British Childrearing
Lloyd deMause has described how "The further back in history one goes, the lower the level of child care, and the more likely children are to be killed, abandoned, beaten, terrorized, and sexually abused."1 Over time though, some parents have been able...
The Los Alamos Dilemma and Psychological Assimilation
In an address in 1931 Albert Einstein mentioned: "Concern for man himself and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors ... in order that the creations of our mind shall be a blessing and not a curse to mankind."1 At that...
The Psychohistory of Vengeance
If you pay attention, as I have lately, the theme of revenge, or its synonymous or closely related concepts such as avenging, vengeance, retribution, retaliation, vindication, or vendetta, seems to be everywhere. From interpersonal relationships, to...
Verratene Liebe-Falsche Götter (Betrayed Love and False Gods)
Arno Gruen, Verratene Liebe-Falsche Götter (Betrayed Love and False Gods) Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 2003. 292 pp.Arno Gruen sees "History as created from a combination of interactions of those who must conquer territories, nature, and other human beings,...
What the British Can Do to End Child Abuse
The following speech was given as the Winnicott Memorial Lecture at King's College, London, on March 27, 2006.That Donald Winnicott sometimes treated abused children is evident from his saying that they often come to him "clinging to mother in dread...