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The Psychology of Superheroes: An Unauthorized Exploration (Paperback)

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This latest installment in the Psychology of Popular Culture series turns its focus to superheroes. Superheroes have survived and fascinated for more than 70 years in no small part due to their psychological depth.
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.

About 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781933771311
ISBN-10: 1933771313
Publisher: Benbella Books
Publication Date: February 9th, 2008
Pages: 259
Language: English
Series: Psychology of Popular Culture
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