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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.) 
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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)
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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.

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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