psychohistory

[ sahy-koh-his-tuh-ree, -his-tree ]
/ ˌsaɪ koʊˈhɪs tə ri, -ˈhɪs tri /
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noun

history or the writing of history employing the techniques of psychoanalysis to explore motivations, explain actions, etc.

Nearby words

  1. psychograph,
  2. psychographer,
  3. psychographic,
  4. psychographics,
  5. psychography,
  6. psychoimmunology,
  7. psychokinesis,
  8. psychol.,
  9. psycholepsy,
  10. psycholinguistics

Origin of psychohistory

First recorded in 1930–35; psycho- + history

Related formspsy·cho·his·to·ri·an [sahy-koh-hi-stawr-ee-uh n, -stohr-] /ˌsaɪ koʊ hɪˈstɔr i ən, -ˈstoʊr-/, nounpsy·cho·his·tor·ic [sahy-koh-hi-stawr-ik, -stor-] /ˌsaɪ koʊ hɪˈstɔr ɪk, -ˈstɒr-/, adjective

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Examples from the Web for psycho-history

  • 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 plural -ries

biography based on psychological theories of personality development
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Word Origin and History for psycho-history

psycho-history

n.

1934, from psycho- + history.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper