Psychology of Harry Potter An Unauthorized Examination of the Boy Who Lived

ISBN-10: 1932100881

ISBN-13: 9781932100884

Edition: 2007

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** COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED ** nbsp; Leading psychologists delve into the world and characters of Harry Potter in this revealing look at J. K. Rowling's constructed universe, using the characters and their puzzling situations to offer insight into real-world psychology. Designed to appeal to both fans of pop culture and students of psychology, this unique blend of scholarship and contemporary criticism consists of essays by professional psychologists hailing from schools and clinical practices throughout the world. Every major area of psychology is covered as the contributors tackle such heady questions asIs Harry a cranky adolescent or suffering from real post-traumatic-stress disorder?Is Voldemort evil incarnate or a misguided boy now twisted beyond recognition?andIs Snape treacherous or struggling for redemption?,revealing the fictional world's complex psychological brew.
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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: BenBella Books
Publication date: 4/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 326
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Neil Mulholland, PhD, is a senior child-psychologist at Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. He specializes in psychotherapeutic assessment and counseling for children, trauma treatment, leadership education and training, as well as child psychotherapy. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Introduction
What Kind of School is Hogwarts?
What Do Students Learn from Hogwarts Classes?
Harry's Curiosity
Intergroup Conflict in the World of Harry Potter
"Have You Got What It Takes to Train Security Trolls?"
Hogwarts Academy
Will Harry Be Okay?
Attachment Styles at Hogwarts
What Harry and Fawkes Have in Common
Harry Potter and the Resilience to Adversity
Is Magic Real?
Discovering Magic
The Magical World of Muggles
Time and Time Again
The Weird World of Wizards
The Social Dynamics of Power and Cooperation in the Wizarding World
Mental Illness in the World of Wizardry
"Dobby Had to Iron His Hands, Sir!": Self-Inflicted Cuts, Burns, and Bruises in Harry Potter
The Weird World of Muggles
The Werewolf in the Wardrobe
Exploring the Dark Side
Harry Potter and the Word That Shall Not Be Named
Evolution, Development, and the Magic of Harry Potter
Learning From Harry
Using Psychological Treatment with Harry
Defense Against the Real Dark Arts
Resisting Social Influence
Harry Potter and the Magic of Transformation
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