Schultz on Psychobiography

Schultz on Psychobiography

About a month ago I was in Stockbridge MA to receive the Erik Erikson Prize–a tremendous honor for me, especially since Erikson was the person who, maybe more than anyone else, got me interested in psychobiography (along, of course, with Alan Elms).  Anyway, I gave a 30 minute talk on the field that I think is an excellent current summary of my thoughts.  It’s also a decent overview of one way of doing psychobiography first proposed in 2005 by Dan McAdams.  Link is HERE.

The sad desperation of murder conspiracy theories (Cobain, Elliott Smith)

The sad desperation of murder conspiracy theories (Cobain, Elliott Smith)

Just wrote this for Salon.com.  A sort of psychological take on why fans cannot accept a (male) star’s suicide, and why they inevitably blame the female in the star’s life.  Link HERE

Photo by: Stephen Trupp STAR MAX, Inc. ©1997 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Telephone/Fax: (212) 995-1196 Courtney Love (Star Max via AP Images)
Photo by: Stephen Trupp
STAR MAX, Inc. ©1997
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Telephone/Fax: (212) 995-1196
Courtney Love (Star Max via AP Images)

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NEW BOOK: The Enchanted Abyss

NEW BOOK: The Enchanted Abyss

I’m into about chapter three of my new book, expected to appear some time around Summer 2017.  It’s on the link between suffering and art, and among other things it disputes the notion that making art is somehow intrinsically or automatically therapeutic (for the artist).  Lots of case studies included–everyone from Francesca Woodman to John Lennon to Truman Capote to John Coltrane to Frida Kahlo.  Please “like” the book’s page HERE.  THANKS!resize-1.php