psychobiography

noun psy·cho·bi·og·ra·phy \ ˌsī-kō-bī-ˈä-grə-fē , -bē- \

Definition of psychobiography

: a biography written from a psychodynamic or psychoanalytic point of view; also : the application of such a point of view to the writing of a biography

psychobiographer

play \ˌsī-kō-bī-ˈä-grə-fər, -bē-\ noun

psychobiographical

play \ˌsī-kō-ˌbī-ə-ˈgra-fi-kəl, -bē-\ adjective

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First Known Use of psychobiography

1885

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psychobiography

noun psy·cho·bi·og·ra·phy \ -bī-ˈäg-rə-fē, -bē- \

medical Definition of psychobiography

plural psychobiographies
: a biography written from a psychodynamic or psychoanalytic point of view

psychobiographical

play \-ˌbī-ə-ˈgraf-i-kəl\ adjective

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