Utilizing of Psychological Findings in Historical Analysis; a Critical Review

Ruhollah Shahabi, Mohammad Amir Ahmadzadeh
2016 Tārīkh/nigarī va tārīkh/nigārī  
There is powerful foundation for utilizing psychology in historical analysis, because history is concerned with study of human behavior, experience and action in the past and psychology is concerned with study of human behavior and action in present situations. For this use, we can design two together periods. In the first, Freudian beliefs (psychoanalysis) were used to analyze of personality traits of historical leaders, but, methodological problems of psychoanalysis, lead to psycho genes
more » ... ective or psychohistory (often known with deMause). Based on this, changes in parenting and attitudes toward Childs are the causes of historical events. deMause divided history of parenting to 6 historical period and concluded parenting is the most causes of social and historical changes. To this claim, there are theoretical psychological evidences (Vygotsky theory), but still there isn't empirical support for it. In this paper we critically review both periods and we will recommend some comment for utilizing of psychology in history analysis.
doi:10.22051/hph.2016.2453 doaj:b1a3e79482c6444b9f3687d640f0abde fatcat:d6iwdius4rdezobtfpifxttco4