Why War? And Other Burning Questions: An Invitation to Psychohistory

  • Robert A. Scharf
Keywords: psychohistory, trauma, war, fantasy, psychogenic (theory), (poisonous) placenta, scapegoating


This article provides an overview of the field of psychohistory, with an emphasis on deMAUSE's psychogenic theory. It includes an introduction, a discussion of origins, methods—particularly the trauma model, resources, and contact information. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0001113


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Author Biography

Robert A. Scharf
Robert A. SCHARF is an independent scholar and member of the International Psychohistorical Association. He received an AA from Nassau Community College, where he was selected as the outstanding student in philosophy, and a BA in philosophy and psychology from New York University. He has published poetry and essays in literary publications and is currently researching works on The Psychohistory of Everyday Life and on The Origins of Patriarchy.
How to Cite
Scharf, R. A. (2000). Why War? And Other Burning Questions: An Invitation to Psychohistory. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-1.1.1121