the science of historical motivation, combines the insights of psychotherapy
with the research methodology of the social sciences to understand
the emotional origin of the social and political behavior of groups
and nations, past and present. The center of psychohistorical research
around the globe is The Institute for Psychohistory, which
is headquartered in New York City and has 18 branches in other countries.
The Institute is chartered by the State of New York as a not-for-profit
educational corporation, the Association for Psychohistory, Inc.,
and for the past 28 years has published The Journal of Psychohistory,
various books by The Psychohistory Press, and has been affiliated
with the International Psychohistorical Association, which holds
an annual convention. Its director is Lloyd
deMause, whose work (see below for full texts) is used in
most college courses in psychohistory. This website contains extensive
material reproduced from The Journal of Psychohistory and from deMause's
books: Foundations of Psychohistory, Reagan's America
and The Emotional Life of Nations. It also contains addresses
of Institute branches and links to the International Psychohistorical
Association and other websites and discussion lists.
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