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Henry Stein Henry Stein is offline
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Default Adlerian Psychobiography and Psychohistory - Adolf Hitler

The disciplines of Adlerian psychobiography and psychohistory have not yet developed very far. There have been life style interpretations of Marilyn Monroe, Lee Harvey Oswald, Albert Einstein, Ann Richards, Nijinsky, Adolf Hitler, and Brian Wilson. Adler did write about Dostoevsky (The Collected Clinical Works of Alfred Adler, Volume 4, Chapter XVII), and Danton, Marat, and Robespierre (CCWAA. Vol. 5, Ch. IV). A fascinating (but not Adlerian) perspective on political leaders can be found in Presidential Character, by James David Barber. He examines the political style, world view, and character of selected presidents of the United States. In For Your Own Good, Alice Miller has also made significant psychoanalytic contributions to the discipline of psychohistory.

In the realm of fiction, within earlier forum threads, Manu contributed a "private logic" speculation on Shakespeare's Richard III, and Trevor brought our attention to Steve's articles about the author Alberto Moravia. In The Collected Works of Lydia Sicher: An Adlerian Perspective, edited by Adele Davidson, a full chapter is devoted to "The Family Constellation In the Old Testament."

Does anyone know of other Adlerian psychobiographies, or the current online links to the ones mentioned above?
Henry T. Stein, Ph.D,

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