A biography that emphasises the psychological aspects of its subject

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  • Psychobiography — aims to understand historically significant individuals such as artists, political leaders, and so on, through the application of psychological theory and research. It is, in essence, a form of case study. Sigmund Freud s analysis of da Vinci… …   Wikipedia

  • psychobiography — ☆ psychobiography [sī΄kō bī äg′rə fē ] n. a biography dealing with the psychodynamic processes that have affected the development of the subject …   English World dictionary

  • psychobiography — noun Date: 1931 a biography written from a psychodynamic or psychoanalytic point of view; also the application of such a point of view to the writing of a biography • psychobiographer noun • psychobiographical adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • psychobiography — psychobiographer, n. /suy koh buy og reuh fee, bee /, n., pl. psychobiographies. a biographical study focusing on psychological factors, as childhood traumas and unconscious motives. [1930 35; PSYCHO + BIOGRAPHY] * * * …   Universalium

  • psychobiography — psy·cho·bi·og·ra·phy bī äg rə fē, bē n, pl phies a biography written from a psychodynamic or psychoanalytic point of view psy·cho·bio·graph·i·cal .bī ə graf i kəl adj …   Medical dictionary

  • psychobiography — psy·cho·biography …   English syllables

  • psychobiography — psy•cho•bi•og•ra•phy [[t]ˌsaɪ koʊ baɪˈɒg rə fi, bi [/t]] n. pl. phies lit. a biography that stresses childhood trauma and unconscious motives of the subject • Etymology: 1930–35 psy cho•bi•og′ra•pher, n …   From formal English to slang

  • psychobiography — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tigranes V of Armenia — Tigranes V, also known as Tigran V [1] (Greek: Τιγράνης, Armenian: Տիգրան, 16 BC 36) was a Herodian Prince and served as a Roman Client King of Armenia from the years 6 to 12. Contents 1 Family Life in the Herodian Court 2 King of Armenia …   Wikipedia

  • Fawn M. Brodie — Fawn McKay Brodie (September 15, 1915 – January 10, 1981) was a biographer and professor of history at UCLA, best known for Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History , a work of psychobiography, and No Man Knows My History , the first prominent non… …   Wikipedia

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