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Lloyd deMause

Lloyd deMause (September 19, 1931- ) is a psychologist who created the academic field of psychohistory. He also created The Journal of Psychohistory, which he still edits, and the Institute for Psychohistory, which he still directs. He remains an influential figure.

He has written many books about the evolution of the human psyche as a result of advances in child rearing practices throughout history. These include:

  • Childhood History
  • Foundations of Psychohistory

Lloyd deMause authored a paper, The Universality of Incest ([1] (http://www.psychohistory.com/htm/06a1_incest)), in which he argued that the incest taboo was a myth, and that until recent times most societies encouraged incest. He argues that his opponents (mainstream anthropologists) are advocates of pedophilia, and developed the theory of the incest taboo in an attempt to justify pedophilia.

See also : Psychogenic mode

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