Digital Archive of
|X||DAPH is an ongoing
project for the preservation and dissemination of
Psychohistorical texts. Our goal is to create a
comprehensive Psychohistorical Library for the cyber
community. As of 8.99 the site
contains over 100 major scholarly articles and 6
textbooks - and we are making
additions daily. Here the user will also find several of
the more useful graphs, charts and other quick
references. Besides Psychohistory, the site further
contains articles relating to Trauma, Prenatal and Cultic
studies. DAPH also features a full set of PH related Web
links [as listed in Yahoo as the Psychohistory web
directory] and welcomes additions.
The three areas of Psychohistorical study are; History of Childhood, Psychobiography, Group Psychohistory. The 'tools' include but are not limited to use of Freudian analysis - family systems theory - the study of group process - the understanding of neuro-biological brain function (neurotransmitters hormones et, al.) - fetal development - and trauma model theory. History is examined not only through the published record of events - but from diaries, photos, cartoons, biographies and child rearing techniques of the time.
Or put another way - Simply "replace the word therapist for historian and client for history" - this then is what psychohistory is. Interpretations with deep empathy and self knowledge - of historical events. As individual motivations are founded in the prenatal, perinatal and early child development so we find the basis of ALL history lies in; how well the primary care givers treated the children in each period of that history.
This web site will be offered for university, public library and home use in a fully searchable, interactive, multi-platform CD-ROM. [Projected cost $5 to cover production and mailing.] Contact DAPH to be placed on our mailing list to receive more information about this and other Psychohistorical projects.
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Idedicate this site is to my daughter Dianna Lee Heimstadt
- and to the day that child and fetal abuse will only be studied as history.