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    Emily Hobhouse’s Psychosocial Developmental Trajectory as Anti-War Campaigner: A Levinsonian Psychobiography.Paul Fouché, Nico Nortjé, Crystal Welman & Roelf van Niekerk - 2018 - Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology 18 (sup1):81-95.
    The aim of this psychobiography was to uncover, reconstruct and illustrate significant trajectories of psychosocial development and historical events over the lifespan of Emily Hobhouse. The British-born Hobhouse later became an anti-war campaigner and social activist who exposed the appalling conditions of the British concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer War, as evidenced by primary and secondary historical data. Purposive sampling was used to select Hobhouse as a significant and exemplary subject. Levinson’s four eras or seasons of lifespan development served as (...)
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    Levinsonian Seasons in the Life of Steve Jobs: A Psychobiographical Case Study.Paul Fouché, Ruvé du Plessis & Roelf van Niekerk - 2017 - Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology 17 (1):1-18.
    Steve Jobs was not only a businessman renowned for his legacy of technological innovation and entrepreneurship. His life history indicates eras or seasons as prankster, hippie, family man, and cancer fighter. This psychobiographical case study entailed a psychosocial-historical analysis of Jobs’s development interpreted through Levinson’s theory of the human life cycle, and was undertaken against the background of Merleau-Ponty’s ontological philosophy that elucidates a human science phenomenology where the individual cannot be separated from his/her social world. The primary objective of (...)
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    A Psychobiographical Analysis of the Personality Traits of Steve Jobs’s Entrepreneurial Life.Tinashe Ndoro & Roelf van Niekerk - 2019 - Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology 19 (1):29-39.
    There has been increasing interest in the attributes of successful entrepreneurs. Increasingly, too, research on entrepreneurship has focused on the identification of personality traits conducive to entrepreneurial success. The present study moves away from predicting entrepreneurial success and instead focuses on exploring and describing the personality traits of a successful entrepreneur, namely Steve Jobs. A psychobiographical case study design and qualitative approach were employed to explore the extent to which Steve Jobs displayed the personality traits identified by Rauch and Frese. (...)
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