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Table of Contents
                            CONTENTS
Chapter One - BRIEF NOTES ON PSYCHOBIOGRAPHY, PROFESSIONAL ETHICS, AND RESEARCH METHODS
Chapter Two - DRAMATIC RISE AND MYSTERIOUS FALL OF BOBBY FISCHER
Chapter Three - IN THE BEGINNING: THE EARLY LIFE OF BOBBY FISCHER
Chapter Four - MOTHER LOVE: UNDERSTANDING REGINA FISCHER’S RELATIONSHIP WITH SON BOBBY
Chapter Five - WHO IS MY FATHER? THE MYSTERY OF BOBBY FISCHER’S PATERNITY
Chapter Six - THE MIND AND INNER LIFE OF BOBBY FISCHER
Chapter Seven - A PSYCHOLOGICAL AUTOPSY OF BOBBY FISCHER
Chapter Eight - THE PARALLEL LIVES AND MENTAL ILLNESSES OF PAUL MORPHY AND BOBBY FISCHER
Chapter Nine - ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GENIUS AND MADNESS—ARE CHESS MASTERS MORE VULNERABLE TO MENTAL ILLNESS?
Chapter Ten - IF ONLY? PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF BOBBY FISCHER AND FAMILY
EPILOGUE
NOTES
APPENDICES
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
REFERENCES
NAME INDEX
SUBJECT INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
                        
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Page 2

A PSYCHOBIOGRAPHY OF
BOBBY FISCHER

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Plate 5. Paul Felix Nemenyi, young adulthood. The facial similarity to Bobby Fischer (see
book cover) is evident. (Source: The California Institute of Technology Archives.)

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Plate 6. Paul Felix Nemenyi, middle adulthood. Again, the facial similarity to Bobby in
older years (see Plate 9) is also evident. (Source: U.S. Citizenship application, U.S. State
Department National Archives and Records Administration, in the public domain.)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Joseph G. Ponterotto, Ph.D., is a Professor of Counseling Psychology and
Coordinator of the Mental Health Counseling Program in Fordham University’s
Graduate School of Education, Lincoln Center (Manhattan) Campus. Prior to arriv-
ing at Fordham University in 1987, he was a member of the counseling psychology
faculty at the University of Nebraska, in Lincoln, Nebraska. He received his M.A.
(1981) and Ph.D. (1985) in Counseling Psychology at the University of California at
Santa Barbara (UCSB).

Dr. Ponterotto’s primary teaching and research interests are in the area of mul-
ticultural counseling, quantitative and qualitative research methods, career counsel-
ing and assessment, and clinical practice. He is both a licensed psychologist and
mental health counselor in the state of New York. Dr. Ponterotto maintains a small
private practice in New York City where he works with a broad array of culturally
diverse clients, a number of whom are chess players. His clinical specialty is on the
intersection of personal development, career development, and quality of life with-
in a sociocultural context.

Dr. Ponterotto is the co-author or co-editor of a number of previous books
including the Handbook of Multicultural Counseling (Sage Publications), the Handbook of
Multicultural Assessment: Clinical, Psychological, and Educational Applications (Wiley &
Sons), Preventing Prejudice: A Guide for Counselors, Educators, and Parents (Sage
Publications), and the Handbook of Racial/Ethnic Minority Counseling Research (Charles
C Thomas, Publisher, Ltd.). An active researcher, Dr. Ponterotto has authored or co-
authored roughly 95 peer-reviewed journal articles in counseling and psychology. In
1994, he was the co-winner of the “Early Career Scientist/Practitioner” Award of the
Division of Counseling Psychology within the American Psychological Association
(APA). In 2007 he received the Janet E. Helms Award for Mentoring and
Scholarship awarded by Teachers College of Columbia University, one of the multi-
cultural psychology field’s most distinguished honors. He is a Fellow of the
American Psychological Association and the former Associate Editor of the Journal
of Counseling Psychology. He is an avid chess enthusiast and has been playing chess and
following the life of Bobby Fischer since the early 1970s.

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