Psychology of Superheroes An Unauthorized Exploration
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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
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
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