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psychobiography

[sahy-koh-bahy-og-ruh-fee, -bee-] /ˌsaɪ koʊ baɪˈɒg rə fi, -bi-/
noun, plural psychobiographies.
1.
a biographical study focusing on psychological factors, as childhood traumas and unconscious motives.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; psycho- + biography
Related forms
psychobiographer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for psychobiography

psychobiography

/ˌsaɪkəʊbaɪˈɒɡrəfɪ/
noun
1.
a biography that pays particular attention to a person's psychological development
Derived Forms
psychobiographical (ˌsaɪkəʊbaɪəʊˈɡræfɪkəl) adjective
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