New Trends in Psychobiography

  • Claude-Hélène  Mayer
  • Zoltan Kovary

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Claude-Hélène Mayer, Zoltan Kovary
    Pages 1-7
  3. Cornerstones of Psychobiography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. James William Anderson, William L. Dunlop
      Pages 11-33
    3. Joseph G. Ponterotto, Jason D. Reynolds (Taewon Choi)
      Pages 55-78
  4. Theoretical, Methodological and Conceptual Approaches in Psychobiography

  5. Psychobiographies on Selected Individuals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Athena Androutsopoulou, Evgenia Dima, Sofia Papageorgiou, Theodora Papanikolaou
      Pages 325-342
    3. Leandi Verwey, Zelda Gillian Knight
      Pages 343-362
    4. Roelf van Niekerk, Tracey Prenter, Paul J. P. Fouché
      Pages 405-421
    5. Tracey Prenter, Roelf van Niekerk, Paul J. P. Fouché
      Pages 463-479
  6. Reflections of Contemporary Psychobiographers

About this book


This volume offers insights into contemporary trends and perspectives in psychobiographical research. It applys new theoretical and methodological frameworks and presents discourses on psychobiography from transdisciplinary backgrounds and various socio-cultural contexts, displaying the new state-of-the-art, new trends and themes in psychobiography. The book outlines psychobiography’s outstanding contribution to psychology from 36 internationally reputable authors. It also presents the ideas of five outstanding psychobiographers through interview excerpts. This book is a must for  researchers, lecturers and practitioners in the field of psychology and social sciences interested in the use of new psychological theories and methodologies in life-span research.


Executing Psychobiography Systems Psychodynamics in Psychobiography Psychobiography and Positive Psychology Guidelines for the Selection of the Psychobiographical Subject High Resolution and Low Resolution Psychobiography Ethical Guide to Psychbiography Political Psychobiography Psychosocial Identity Development Psychosocial-Historical Turning Points Psychobiography of Religious Leaders Psychological Theories in Psychobiography Specificity and Evolution of Psycho-Biography

Editors and affiliations

  • Claude-Hélène  Mayer
    • 1
  • Zoltan Kovary
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial Psychology and People ManagementUniversity of Johannesburg JohannesburgSouth Africa
  2. 2.Institute of PsychologyEötvös Loránd UniversityBudapestHungary

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