Modern Trends of Clinical Psychology Research: Psychobiography and Life History Analysis
Psychobiography is the explicit use of psychological models in analysing the connections between personality, life-history and life work. It is a qualitative, idiographic method which was established in the begining of 20th century as a form of applied psychoanalysis while investigating eminent creativity, although it has a lot to do with personality psychology and has significant clinical aspects as well. Owing to the success of narrative psychology in the last decades, we can experience the renaissance of life history approach and psychobiography. The modern version is more eclectic in theory, more precise in methodology and widening its resaerch focus towards scientific creativity and historical figures. In this course we are becoming acquainted with the characteristics and outcomes of modern psychobiography.
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