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The Psychology of Superheroes: An Unauthorized Exploration

The Psychology of Superheroes: An Unauthorized Exploration

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by Robin S. Rosenberg, 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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935251361
Publisher:
BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Series:
Psychology of Popular Culture
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
966,349
File size:
883 KB

Meet the Author


Robin Rosenberg, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and coauthor of Abnormal Psychology, Fundamental of Psychology, and Psychology in Context. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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