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The psychology of Joss Whedon : an unauthorized exploration of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly

Author: Joy Davidson; Leah Wilson
Publisher: Dallas, Tex. : BenBella Books ; [Chicago, IL] : Distributed by Independent Publishers Group, ©2007.
Series: BenBella Books psychology of popular culture series.
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"Revisit the worlds of Joss Whedon with trained psychologists at your side. What are the psychological effects of constantly fighting for your life? Why is neuroscience the Whedonverse's most terrifying villain? How can watching Joss's shows help you take on your own psychological issues?"--book jacket.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Psychology of Joss Whedon.
Dallas, Tex. : BenBella Books ; [Chicago, IL] : Distributed by Independent Publishers Group, ©2007
(OCoLC)655245133
Named Person: Joss Whedon; Joss Whedon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joy Davidson; Leah Wilson
ISBN: 1933771259 9781933771250
OCLC Number: 162126840
Description: 215 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Mal's Morals / Robert Kurzban 7 --
"Darn Your Sinister Attraction!" / Carol Poole 21 --
Free Will in a Deterministic Whedonverse / Thomas Flamson 35 --
The Adaptive, the Maladaptive, and the Mal-Adaptive / Nicholas R. Eaton, Robert F. Krueger 51 --
An Analysis of Slayer Longevity / Tracy R. Gleason, Nancy S. Weinfield 65 --
How Buffy Learned to Confront Her Fears / Brian Rabian, Michael Wolff 79 --
Terror Management Aboard Serenity / Wind Goodfriend 91 --
Existentialism Meets Feminism in Buffy the Vampire Slayer / C. Albert Bardi, Sherry Hamby 105 --
Dealing with the F-Word / Misty K. Hook 119 --
"Stripping" River Tam's Amygdala / Bradley J. Daniels 131 --
Buffy the Vampire Dater / Siamak Tundra Naficy, Karthik Panchanathan 141 --
More Than Entertainment / Stephanie R. Deluse 155 --
Buffy's Search for Meaning / Mikhail Lyubansky 171 --
Psychology Bad / Ed Connor 185 --
"There's My Boy ..." / Joy Davidson 197.
Series Title: BenBella Books psychology of popular culture series.
Responsibility: edited by Joy Davidson ; with Leah Wilson.
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"Revisit the worlds of Joss Whedon with trained psychologists at your side. What are the psychological effects of constantly fighting for your life? Why is neuroscience the Whedonverse's most terrifying villain? How can watching Joss's shows help you take on your own psychological issues?"--book jacket.

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