psychohistory

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From psycho- +‎ history.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /sʌɪkəʊˈhɪstəɹi/

Noun[edit]

psychohistory (countable and uncountable, plural psychohistories)

  1. The scientific study of psychology and motivation in history.
    • 2012, Richard Overy, ‘The Mind of Evil’, Literary Review, issue 399:
      Pick argues that the general rejection of psycho-history by practising historians has left the story of ‘historical’ psychoanalysis on the shelf.

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