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The Psychology of the Simpsons : the Psychology of ""The Simpsons""

Author: Alan S Brown; Chris Logan
Publisher: Dallas : BenBella Books, Inc., 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Psychologists turn their attention to?The Simpsons," one of America's most popular and beloved shows, in these essays that explore the function and dysfunctions of the show's characters. Designed to appeal to both fans of the show and students of psychology, this unique blend of science and pop culture consists of essays by professional psychologists drawn from schools and clinical practices across the country. Each  Read more...
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Brown, Alan S.
Psychology of the Simpsons : The Psychology of ""The Simpsons"".
Dallas : BenBella Books, Inc., ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan S Brown; Chris Logan
ISBN: 9781935251392 1935251392
OCLC Number: 798535258
Description: 1 online resource (279 pages)
Contents: Other Titles in the Smart Pop Series; Title Page; The Family Simpson --
Like Looking in a Mirror?; General Family Demographics; Family Hierarchy; Family Roles; Family Rules; Communication and Emotional Patterns; Parenting; Conflict Resolution; Social Interaction; A Healthy Family?; The Simpson Family as the Cultural Ideal; For Better, or Worse? --
The Love of Homer and Marge; Interdependence Theory; Homer and Marge: Satisfied?; Homer and Marge: Dependent?; Homer and Marge: Invested?; Homer and Marge: For Better, or Worse?; References; Reference for scale. "Which One of Us Is Truly Crazy?" --
Pop Psychology and the Discourse of Sanity ... Stupid Brain! --
Homer's Working Memory Odyssey; References; Acknowledgments; Homer's Soul; Homer and His Brain; Homer's Soul; A Trickle-Down Understanding of the Mind:; Alcohol-The Cause of, and Solution to, All Life's problems; Defining Alcohol Use Disorders: Do Homer, Barney and Ned Have the Same Problem?; Dependence Risk in the Simpson Children; General Risk Factors; Specific Factors: Bart the Musician and President Lisa; Bart the Musician or Bart the Policeman?; The Evidence of "Simpson DNA"; References. The Cafeteria Deep Fryer Is Not a ToyRecommended Further Reading; Righteousness and Relationships --
Feminine Fury in The Simpsons or How Marge ... ; 1. Anger Always Messes up Relationships and Is Always Bad; 2. Anger Destroys Your Health; 3. Anger Means You're a Weak, Emotionally Unstable Person; 4. You Can Permanently Steer Clear of Anger; 5. Anger Makes You Stupid and Makes It Difficult to Think Rationally; Special Cases of Anger; A Qualitative Content Analysis; In Conclusion; References; Self-Esteem in Springfieid --
Self and Identity in the Land of D'oh; Self-Esteem; Self-Discrepancy Theory. Self-Esteem and PerformanceSelf-Esteem and the Performance of Others; Conclusion; References; Acknowledgments; Can Bart or Homer Learn?; Evidence of Observational Learning; Evidence of Classical Conditioning; Evidence of Instrumental Conditioning; Evidence from Classical and Instrumental Conditioning; Conclusions; References; Sex and Gender in Sprigfield --
Male, Female and D'oh; Definitions; Doctrine of Two Spheres; Gender Stereotypes in The Simpsons; Gender Roles in The Simpsons; Masculinity and Femininity; Conclusion: Sex and Gender in Springfield; References. Hope Springs Parental --
The Simpsons and HopefulnessReferences; Looking for Mr. Smarty Pants --
Intelligence and Expertise in The Simpsons; Intelligence Versus Expertise; Domains of Expertise; Who Should Provide Advice?; Expertise and Development; Conclusions; References; The Personalities of The Simpsons --
Simpsons'Big Five; Peer Assessment; The Study; Results; Summary; References; Acknowledgments; Lyle Lanley, You're My Hero! --
The Social Psychology of Group Membership and Influence; Power of Numbers; Excellent!; The Power of, Well, Power; Examples of Applying Influence Tactics; Conclusion. Pringfield-How Not to Buy a Monorail --
Decision-Making (Mostly Bad) in The Simpsons.

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Psychologists turn their attention to?The Simpsons," one of America's most popular and beloved shows, in these essays that explore the function and dysfunctions of the show's characters. Designed to appeal to both fans of the show and students of psychology, this unique blend of science and pop culture consists of essays by professional psychologists drawn from schools and clinical practices across the country. Each essay is designed to be accessible, thoughtful and entertaining, while providing the reader with insights into both?The Simpsons" and the latest in psychological thought. Ev.

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