Psychology of Superheroes An Unauthorized Exploration

ISBN-10: 1933771313

ISBN-13: 9781933771311

Edition: 2008

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Description: Unmaskingnbsp;superhuman abilities and double lives, this analysis showcasesnbsp;nearly two dozen psychologists as their essaysnbsp;explorenbsp;the mindsnbsp;of pop culture’s most intriguing and daring superheroes, including Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, and the X-Men. Exposing the inner thoughts that these reclusive heroes would only dare share with trained professionals, heady experts give detailed psychoanalyses of what makes specific superheroes tick while answering such questions asWhy do superheroes choose to be superheroes?Why is there so much prejudice against the X-Menmutants?What makes Spider-Man so altruistic?andWhy are supervillains so aggressive?nbsp;Additionally, thenbsp;essays tackle why superheroes have such an enduring effect onnbsp;American culture.

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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: BenBella Books
Publication date: 2/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 259
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction
The Positive Psychology of Superheroes
The Social Psychology of the Justice League of America
Superman's Personality
Anti-Heroism in the Continuum of Good and Evil
Positive Psychology of Peter Parker
Prejudice Lessons from the Xavier Institute
When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Superhero
Is There a Superhero in All of Us?
Mind-Reading Superheroes
An Appetite for Destruction
The Stereotypical (Wonder) Woman
What Would Freud Say?
Coming to Terms with Bizarro
Coping with Stress ... the Superhero Way
Arkham Asylum
The Incredible Hulk
Gender Typicality and Extremity in Popular Culture
Cracking the Superhero's Moral Code
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