BATMAN AND PSYCHOLOGY

A Dark and Stormy Knight

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   Order Code: WL263    ISBN : 9781118167656
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Psychology professor and "superherologist" Travis Langley wrote this book as a response to a question actor Adam West once posed to him: Is Batman crazy?

Delving into the psyche of one of the most complex comic-book characters ever created, Langley analyzes topics such as the childhood trauma that eventually led Bruce Wayne to become Batman, why he wears a mask, why he chose a bat costume, the psychopathologies of Batman’s nemeses, how Freud and Jung might have viewed the Batman-Robin relationship, and the role of women in Batman’s life. Grounded in solid psychology concepts but eminently readable, the book concludes with Langley’s answer to West’s provocative question.

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This title is part of the series: PSYCHOLOGY OF POP CULTURE

Copyright

2012

Publisher

Wiley

Pages

337

Grade

9 and up

ISBN

9781118167656