The Journal of Psychohistory

The Journal of Psychohistory is an academic journal focusing on Psychohistory

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 1, Summer

After the Empire: The Breakdown of the American Order
After the Empire: The Breakdown of the American Order, Emmanuel Todd, trans. C. Jon Delogu. NY: Columbia University Press, 2003. xxiii, 233pp.Emmanuel Todd is a Frenchman of Jewish background who describes himself as a historian and an anthropologist....
Childrearing Reforms: The Seeds of Democracy and Human Rights
If abusive and authoritarian upbringing leads to war and political tyranny, what kinds of social change are brought about when a large enough proportion of any population shifts to more supportive and empathie parenting? In this chapter we will look...
Father Avoidant, Mother Dependent: The First Seven Years in a Child's Life in Classical Greece
Many ancient Greeks, among them poets, physicians, and philosophers, divided human life into stages of equal numbers of years. The most frequently used number was seven, with the first seven years equaling the period of earliest childhood. As early as...
Healing a Collective: A PsychoPolitical Action Project
The project "Healing a Collective" was born in August 1994, after a visit to war-torn Georgia. What brought me there? In my work as a transpersonal psychologist, and as director of the PsychoPolitical Peace Institute in New York and Zurich, I gave a...
Mediation from a Group Dynamics Point of View
This contribution briefly presents two aspects. The first part reports on the history and work of the Austrian School of Group Dynamics, assuming that readers are not acquainted with it. The second part offers five fields of problems which show up regularly...
Peace Counseling: A New Profession
Wars begin in the minds of men.-UNESCO CharterThe study of the emotional causes of war has been a central focus of research during the past four decades by myself and other psychohistorians in The Journal of Psychohistory. Just as prison psychiatrists...
The Roots of War and Terror
The Roots of War and Terror, Anthony Stevens. London: Continuum, 2004. 263pp.The question of why the probability increases daily that humans will put an end to their own species is of crucial interest not only to everyone on earth but especially to psychohistorians...