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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.
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Origin of psychobiography

First recorded in 1930–35; psycho- + biography
Related formspsy·cho·bi·og·ra·pher, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for psychobiography

psychobiography

noun
  1. a biography that pays particular attention to a person's psychological development
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Derived Formspsychobiographical (ˌsaɪkəʊbaɪəʊˈɡræfɪkəl), adjective
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