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New Trends in Psychobiography

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  • Provides a comprehensive overview and new trends on psychobiography in theory and practice

  • Brings together different case studies providing theoretical, methodological and conceptual approaches in psychobiography

  • Offers a useful guide for psychology students and practitioners by filling the gap between the academic approach of university training and “the human science psychology” of clinical practice

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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.

Keywords

  • 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

Reviews

“New Trends demonstrates that the tradition of psychobiography is increasingly able to contribute to academic psychology, clinicians of all stripes, and humanity’s understanding of itself. For those interested, psychobiography pledges an educated subjectivity, a research method that judiciously accesses the inner lives of people, and the pleasure of multidimensional portraits of the good, the bad, and the ugly.” (Benjamin Wegner, Clio's Psyche, Vol. 27 (1), 2020)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa

    Claude-Hélène Mayer

  • Institute of Psychology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

    Zoltan Kovary

About the editors

Claude-Hélène Mayer is a Full Professor in Industrial and Organisational Psychology at the University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa and an Adjunct Professor at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt(Oder), Germany. She has published several monographs, edited volumes, journal articles and special issues on culture, mental health and well-being, creativity, shame in cultural contexts, conflict management, women in leadership, positive psychology and psychobiography.

Zoltan Kovary is a clinical psychologist and litterateur, he got his PhD degree in theoretical psychoanalysis. He is an associate professor at Eötvös Loránd University, Institute of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology and Addictology, Budapest, Hungary. Besides teaching he also holds a private praxis as a clinical psychologist. His major research topics are creativity and personality, psychobiography as a research method and psychoanalytic and existential approach to personality and clinical questions. He published several articles and monographs in this field in Hungarian and English. 

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USD 119.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-16953-4
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Softcover Book
USD 159.99
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Hardcover Book
USD 159.99
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