Lloyd deMause is director of The Institute for Psychohistory,
which is in New York City and has 17 branches in various countries.
He is editor of The Journal of Psychohistory and president
of the International Psychohistorical Association. He was born in
Detroit, Michigan on September 19, 1931. He graduated from Columbia
College and did his post-graduate training in political science at
Columbia University and in psychoanalysis at the National Psychological
Association for Psychoanalysis. He has taught psychohistory at the
City University of New York and the New York Center for Psychoanalytic
Training, is a member of the Society for Psychoanalytic Training,
and has lectured widely in Europe and America.
He has published over 80 scholarly articles in such periodicals as
The Nation, Psychology Today, The Guardian, The
Journal of Psychoanalytic Anthropology, The Journal of Psychohistory,
Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, Psyche, Kindheit,
Texte zur Kunst, Psychologie, Psychologos: International
Review of Psychology, Psychoanalytic Beacon and Psychologie
Heute. He is on the editorial board of Familiendynamik,
The International Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology
and Medicine and Mentalities/Mentalites. His books include
The History of Childhood, A Bibliography of Psychohistory,
The New Psychohistory, Jimmy Carter and American Fantasy,
Foundations of Psychohistory, Reaganís America and The
Emotional Life of Nations (forthcoming). His work has been translated
into nine languages. He has three children: Neil, Jennifer and Jonathan.
|"Lloyd deMause is probably the
first scholar who has made a thorough study of the history of
childhood without glossing over the facts..." -Alice Miller
"Lloyd deMause is the scholarly godparent of the recovery
"The richest decoding of the impulses of our age."
-New York Review of Books
||"An extraordinary book...it would be a tragedy
if it were confined to the classroom" -Boston Globe
|"Crucial in understanding how the wounded child
is archetypal of our time."
|"A fascinating psychological view of the Reagan
|"Neither history nor psychiatry can ever be
the same again. A turning point in the integration of the social
-Reuben Fine, Ph.D.
"A pioneering effort."
"A very important book." -B.B.C.
|"A masterpiece." -Charles Socarides, M.D.
||"Confronting, ambitious, provocative and comprehensive"
|"An endlessly daring innovator..." -Fortune
||"A remarkable piece of scholarly literature."
|"A pioneering contribution...signals the birth
of a new and exciting field."
-Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
|"Autoritative, original...highly recommended."
|"Just magnificent--an extremely
important contribution to the knowledge of man."
"I am tremendously impressed with your genuine approach."
"An important achievement."
-Melford Spirto, Ph.D.
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