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The psychology of superheroes : an unauthorized exploration

Author: Robin S Rosenberg; Jennifer Canzoneri
Publisher: Dallas, Tex. : BenBella Books ; [Chicago, IL] : Distributed by Independent Publishers Group, ©2008.
Series: BenBella Books psychology of popular culture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Psychology of Superheroes, almost two dozen psychologists get into the heads of today's most popular and intriguing superheroes. Why do superheroes choose to be superheroes? Where does Spider-Man's altruism come from, and what does it mean? Why is there so much prejudice against the X-Men, and how could they have responded to it, other than the way they did? Why are super-villains so aggressive? The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Psychology of superheroes.
Dallas, Tex. : BenBella Books ; [Chicago, IL] : Distributed by Independent Publishers Group, ©2008
(OCoLC)624475002
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robin S Rosenberg; Jennifer Canzoneri
ISBN: 1933771313 9781933771311
OCLC Number: 154744326
Description: vi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The positive psychology of superheroes / Christopher Peterson and Nansook Park --
The social psychology of the Justice league of America / Wind Goodfriend --
Superman's personality / Robin S. Rosenberg --
Anti-heroism in the continuum of good and evil / Michael Spivey and Steven Knowlton --
Positive psychology of Peter Parker / Robert Biwas-Diener --
Prejudice lessons from the Xavier Institute / Mikhail Lyubansky --
When I grow up I want to be a superhero / Bryan J. Dik --
Is there a superhero in all of us? / Peter A. Hancock and Gabriella M. Hancock --
Mind-reading superheroes / William J. Ickes --
An appetite for destruction / Chuck Tate --
The stereotypical (Wonder) woman / Chuck Tate --
What would Freud say? / Andrew R. Getzfeld --
Coming to terms with bizarro / Siamak Tundra Naficy --
Coping with stress ... the superhero way / Stephanie R. deLusé --
Arkham Asylum / Bradley J. Daniels --
The incredible Hulk / Christopher J. Patrick and Sarah K. Patrick --
Gender typicality and extremity in popular culture / Kerri L. Johnson, Leah E. Lurye, and Jonathan B. Freeman --
Cracking the superhero's moral code / Peter DeScioli and Robert Kurzban.
Series Title: BenBella Books psychology of popular culture series.
Responsibility: edited by Robin S. Rosenberg ; with Jennifer Canzoneri.
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In The Psychology of Superheroes, almost two dozen psychologists get into the heads of today's most popular and intriguing superheroes. Why do superheroes choose to be superheroes? Where does Spider-Man's altruism come from, and what does it mean? Why is there so much prejudice against the X-Men, and how could they have responded to it, other than the way they did? Why are super-villains so aggressive? The Psychology of Superheroes answers these questions, exploring the inner workings our heroes usually only share with their therapists.

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"Many of the authors [preeminent practicing psychologists] take their subject matter and have fun with it." -Honolulu Weekly

 
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