Psychobiography of Joseph Smith: Two Secular Views United

More than a decade ago, each of us independently published a psychobiographical study of Joseph Smith, using contemporary models of behavioral science to provide alternative explanations to the mystical narrative that is the foundation of Mormonism. In this session, we update our findings and further clarify our understandings of Smith’s psychological profile as expressed in his writings and behavior.

Robert D. Anderson, William Morain