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Contents SECTION ONE: How to Write a Psychobiography Chapter One: "Introducing Psychobiography" William Todd Schultz Chapter Two: "How to Strike Psychological Paydirt in Biographical Data" William Todd Schultz Chapter Three: "What Psychobiographers Might Learn From Personality Psychology" Dan P. McAdams Chapter Four: "If the Glove Fits: The Art of Theoretical Choice in Psychobiography" Alan C. Elms Chapter Five: "How to Critically Evaluate Alternative Explanations of Life Events: The Case of Van Gogh's ear" William McKinley Runyan Chapter Six: "Multiple Case Psychobiography: Method and Theory" Kate Isaacson Chapter Seven: "Diane Arbus' Photographic Autobiography, Theory and Method Revisited" William Todd Schultz SECTION TWO: Psychobiology of Artists Chapter Eight: "Nothing Alive Can Be Calculated: The Psychobiographical Study of Artists" William Todd Schultz Chapter Nine: "Twelve Ways to Say 'Lonesome': Assessing Error and Control in the Music of Elvis Presley" Alan C. Elms & Bruce Heller Chapter Ten: "Mourning, Melancholia, and Sylvia Plath" William Todd Schultz Chapter Eleven: "Margaret's Smile" Daniel M. Ogilvie Chapter Twelve: "Edith Wharton and Ethan Frome: A Psychobiographical Exploration" James William Anderson Chapter Thirteen: "The Psychobiographical Study of Psychologists" James William Anderson Chapter Fourteen: "Freud as Leonardo: Why the First Psychobiography Went Wrong" Alan C. Elms Chapter Fifteen: "Four, Two, or One? Gordon Allport and the Unique Personality" Nicole B. Barenbaum Chapter Sixteen: "Nietzsche's Madness" Kyle Arnold & George Atwood Chapter Seventeen: "Erikson and Psychobiography, Psychobiography and Erikson" Irving Alexander Chapter Eighteen: "From the Book of Mormon to the Operational Definition: The Existential Project of S.S. Stevens" Ian Nicholson SECTION FOUR: Psychobiography of Political Figures Chapter Nineteen: "Alive and Kicking: The Problematics of Political Psychobiography" Alan C. Elms and Anna V. Song Chapter Twenty: "Osama Bin Laden: The Sum of All Fears" Anthony J. Dennis Chapter Twenty One: "In his Father's Shadow: George W. Bush and the Politics of Personal Transformation" Stanley A. Renshon Chapter Twenty-Two: "Elusion, Illusion, and Kim Jong-Il" Anna V. Song Chapter Twenty Three: "Psychobiography in Context: Predicting the Behavior of Tyrants" Betty Glad
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Psychology -- Biographical methods.
Artists -- Psychology -- Case studies.
Politicians -- Psychology -- Case studies.
Psychologists -- Psychology -- Case studies.