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A psycho-­historical analysis of Adolf Hitler : The role of personality, psychopathology, and development

Hyland, Philip, Boduszek, Daniel and Kielkiewicz, Krzysztof (2011) A psycho-­historical analysis of Adolf Hitler : The role of personality, psychopathology, and development. Psychology and Society, 4 (2). pp. 58-63. ISSN 2041-5893

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Abstract

The present paper presents a psycho-historical analysis of Adolf Hitler with reference to multiple psychological theories which attempts to briefly elucidate the contributing personality and psychsocial development factors that likely contributed to the development of severe psychopathology. It is argued that it is highly probable Adolf Hitler suffered from a multitude of severe psychological disorders including paranoid schizophrenia and narcisstic personality disorder. It is hoped that presenting such a profile of Adolf Hitler's personality and psychopathology will be helpful in understanding what motivated his horrific acts.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: School of Business > Staff Research and Publications
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Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 30 May 2014 10:12
Last Modified: 30 May 2014 10:12
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1413

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