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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 movement..." -Atlantic

"The richest decoding of the impulses of our age." -The Nation

"Brilliant...bold...challenging...heavily documented" -New York Review of Books "An extraordinary 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."
-John Bradshaw
"A fascinating psychological view of the Reagan years." -WCBS-TV
"Neither history nor psychiatry can ever be the same again. A turning point in the integration of the social sciences."
-Reuben Fine, Ph.D.

"A pioneering effort."
-Psychoanalytic Quarterly

"A very important book." -B.B.C.

"A masterpiece." -Charles Socarides, M.D. "Confronting, ambitious, provocative and comprehensive" -The Historian
"An endlessly daring innovator..." -Fortune "A remarkable piece of scholarly literature." -Kindheit
"A pioneering contribution...signals the birth of a new and exciting field."
-Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic
"Autoritative, original...highly recommended." -The Historian
"Just magnificent--an extremely important contribution to the knowledge of man."
-Erich Fromm

"I am tremendously impressed with your genuine approach." -Erik Erikson

"An important achievement."
-Melford Spirto, Ph.D.

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