Psychological Realism

Psychological realism (also known as psychological novels) is a particular literary method in which a piece of fiction focuses on the interior motives, psychological processes, and characters' mental narratives instead of simply telling a story. Psychological realism focuses on why something happens and not just the scenario that plays out. It focuses on the mental processes of the characters and often includes their inner thoughts and feelings along with their motives for behavior. Examples of authors who use psychological realism are Henry James, Arthur Millers, and Fyodor Dostoevsky.

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