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All the King’s Horses and All the King’s Men

Daniel M. Ogilvie

in Fantasies of Flight

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157468
eISBN:
9780199894024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157468.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on Henry Murray's approach to laboratory studies of individual lives. The goal was to condense the story of a person's life into another story, a psychological narrative that ... More


The Proper Pirate: Robert Louis Stevenson's Quest for Identity

Jefferson A. Singer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199328543
eISBN:
9780190637972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328543.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The Proper Pirate: Robert Louis Stevenson’s Quest for Identity explores the nineteenth-century author Robert Louis Stevenson’s psychological journey from a constricted and religious family of ... More


Conclusion: the emergence of Tasso’s psychobiography

Jason Lawrence

in Tasso's Art and Afterlives: The Gerusalemme Liberata in England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780719090882
eISBN:
9781526128348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090882.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The conclusion traces how the psychoanalytical approach utilised in late twentieth-century Freudian interpretations of Tasso’s life and work, by Margaret Ferguson and Giampiero Giamperi for example, ... More


Brightness and Darkness

Michael B. Kaufman

in Redefining Success in America: A New Theory of Happiness and Human Development

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226550015
eISBN:
9780226550299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226550299.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 2 shows broad forces beyond competitive success in education and career that shape a person’s well-being, as revealed early in the mixed-methods longitudinal study featured in the book. ... More


The Varieties of Experience

Michael B. Kaufman

in Redefining Success in America: A New Theory of Happiness and Human Development

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226550015
eISBN:
9780226550299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226550299.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 3 describes the positions along the spectrum of intrapsychic brightness and darkness and variation in longitudinal trajectories in the studied sample. Brief psychobiographies illustrate ... More


Revisionism: Sins, Psyche, Sex

Justin D. Livingstone

in Livingstone's ‘Lives’: A metabiography of a Victorian icon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719095320
eISBN:
9781781707951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095320.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The final chapter closes the investigation of Livingstone’s legacy by extending analysis to the most recent biographical accounts of his life. Given metabiography’s insistence on the located nature ... More


Biographies of the Unconscious

Patrick Hayes

in The Oxford History of Life-Writing: Volume 7: Postwar to Contemporary, 1945-2020

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780198737339
eISBN:
9780191946523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198737339.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In this period psychoanalysis became one of the most pervasive idioms of self-description, and biographers were not slow to adopt its insights. Attempts at writing ‘psychobiography’ are beset by ... More


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