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psychohistory

[sahy-koh-his-tuh-ree, -his-tree] /ˌsaɪ koʊˈhɪs tə ri, -ˈhɪs tri/
noun
1.
history or the writing of history employing the techniques of psychoanalysis to explore motivations, explain actions, etc.
Origin of psychohistory
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; psycho- + history
Related forms
psychohistorian
[sahy-koh-hi-stawr-ee-uh n, -stohr-] /ˌsaɪ koʊ hɪˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
noun
psychohistoric
[sahy-koh-hi-stawr-ik, -stor-] /ˌsaɪ koʊ hɪˈstɔr ɪk, -ˈstɒr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • I was remembering, and finally understanding, what my psycho-history lessons about the "Romantic Freeze" had meant.

    Lone Star Planet Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
British Dictionary definitions for psycho-history

psychohistory

/ˌsaɪkəʊˈhɪstərɪ; -ˈhɪstrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
biography based on psychological theories of personality development
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Word Origin and History for psycho-history
n.

1934, from psycho- + history.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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