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Rosenberg, Robin S. und Jennifer Canzoneri (Hgg.): The Psychology of Superheroes. An Unauthorized Exploration. (Psychology of Popular Culture.) Dallas: Benbella Books, 2008. (259 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1933771313
BibTeX citation key: Rosenberg2008
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Categories: General
Keywords: Aufsatzsammlung, Psychologie, Superheld
Creators: Canzoneri, Rosenberg
Publisher: Benbella Books (Dallas)
Abstract
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.

Table of Contents

Robin S. Rosenberg: Introduction (1)
Christopher Peterson and Nansook Park: The Positive Psychology of Superheroes (5)
Wind Goodfriend: The Social Psychology of the Justice League of America (19)
Robin S. Rosenberg: Superman’s Personality (29)
Michael Spivey and Steven Knowlton: Anti-heroism in the Continuum of Good and Evil (51)
Robert Biwas-Diener: Positive Psychology of Peter Parker (65)
Mikhail Lyubansky: How Group Prejudice Forms and Other Race-related Lessons from the Xavier Institute (75)
Bryan Jay Dik: When I Grow up I Want to be a Superhero (91)
Peter A. Hancock and Gabriella M. Hancock: Is There a Superhero in All of Us? (105)
William J. Ickes: Mind-Reading Superheroes (119)
Chuck Tate: An Appetite for Destruction (135)
Chuck Tate: The Stereotypical (Wonder) Woman (147)
Andrew R. Getzfeld: What Would Freud Say?: Psychopathology and the Punisher (163)
Siamak Tundra Naficy: Coming to Terms With Bizarro (175)
Stephanie R. de Lusé: Coping with Stress … the Superhero Way (187)
Bradley J. Daniels: Arkham Asylum (201)
Christopher J. Patrick and Sarah K. Patrick: The Incredible Hulk: Origins of Rage (213)
Kerri L. Johnson, Leah E. Lurye, and Jon Freeman: Gender Typicality and Extremity in Popular Culture (229)
Peter DeScioli and Robert Kurzban: Cracking the Superhero's Moral Code (245)
  
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