psychohistory

noun
psy·cho·his·to·ry | \ˈsī-kō-ˌhi-st(ə-)rē \

Definition of psychohistory 

: historical analysis or interpretation using psychological and psychoanalytic methods also : a work of history using such methods

Other Words from psychohistory

psychohistorian \ˌsī-kō-(h)i-ˈstȯr-ē-ən, -ˈstär- \ noun
psychohistorical \ˌsī-kō-(h)i-ˈstȯr-i-kəl, -ˈstär- \ adjective

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1934, in the meaning defined above

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