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psychobiography

[ sahy-koh-bahy-og-ruh-fee, -bee- ]

noun

, plural psy·cho·bi·og·ra·phies.
  1. a biographical study focusing on psychological factors, as childhood traumas and unconscious motives.


psychobiography

/ ˌsaɪkəʊbaɪˈɒɡrəfɪ; ˌsaɪkəʊbaɪəʊˈɡræfɪkəl /

noun

  1. a biography that pays particular attention to a person's psychological development


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Derived Forms

  • psychobiographical, adjective

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Other Words From

  • psycho·bi·ogra·pher noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of psychobiography1

First recorded in 1930–35; psycho- + biography

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