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  • So, from the very beginning, Seldon's "psychohistorical" inevitability was not exactly what it seemed to be ...

    MIND MELD: What are the Best Examples of SF/F Worldbuilding?

  • A psychologist and an expert on the Far East, Mr. Lifton believes that the most fruitful way to look at Mao Tse-tung and the Cultural Revolution is to combine the investigation of psychological motives with historical analysis in what he calls the 'psychohistorical' approach.

    A Mao for All Seasons

  • He claims that the present confusion in China can best be understood within this 'psychohistorical' framework, as coming from a desire to transcend death and achieve immortality for the Chinese Revolution.

    A Mao for All Seasons

  • Jin's father, who emerges as a figure of some importance, is also over-the-top in the psychohistorical levels of his forward planning and contingencies, which starts to become vaguely comical towards the end of the novel, eliminating tension as the next disastrous turn of events is defused by, once again, Jin's father having already foreseen it and worked out a counter decades previously.

    Archive 2010-07-01

  • As a big fan of Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, I was delighted to learn that the Linux people have done their psychohistorical calculations, and realised they need to create one themeselves.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • Mutant wild card means psychohistorical predictions up the proverbial faecal watercouse in a flimsy metal vehicle without a steering implement.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: Foundation and Empire - Isaac Asimov

  • Since we can write off Europe, the new Anglo-Hindu alliance that President Bush has helped forge will be of capital importance for the future of psychohistorical evolution.

    I borrowed liberally from Savitri

  • An interesing article in the Charlotte Observer about modern day attempts to create a psychohistorical view of present day societies.

    Psychohistory, or psychobabble?

  • Not only did he fear the unforeseeable consequences of cross-fertilization-suppose, for example, that the Vikings came into close contact with the Bedouins-but a set of ongoing, albeit uncontrolled psychohistorical experiments gave him hints about what was best for the race as a whole.

    Hokas Pokas

  • It was one of his first psychohistorical projections.

    Flux Tales of Human Futures


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