Batman and Psychology

Batman and Psychology Author Travis Langley
ISBN-10 9781118167656
Year 2012-06-13
Pages 337
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A psychology professor and "Superherologist" takes readers into the complex inner world of Batman, a superhero without superpowers, and Bruce Wayne, explaining psychological theory and concepts through the eyes of one of the world's most popular comic book characters. Original.

Batman and Psychology

Batman and Psychology Author Travis Langley
ISBN-10 9781118239513
Year 2012-05-22
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A journey behind the mask and into the mind of Gotham City’s Caped Crusader, timed for the summer 2012 release of The Dark Knight Rises Batman is one of the most compelling and enduring characters to come from the Golden Age of Comics, and interest in his story has only increased through countless incarnations since his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Why does this superhero without superpowers fascinate us? What does that fascination say about us? Batman and Psychology explores these and other intriguing questions about the masked vigilante, including: Does Batman have PTSD? Why does he fight crime? Why as a vigilante? Why the mask, the bat, and the underage partner? Why are his most intimate relationships with “bad girls” he ought to lock up? And why won't he kill that homicidal, green-haired clown? Gives you fresh insights into the complex inner world of Batman and Bruce Wayne and the life and characters of Gotham City Explains psychological theory and concepts through the lens of one of the world’s most popular comic book characters Written by a psychology professor and “Superherologist” (scholar of superheroes)

Batman and Psychology

Batman and Psychology Author Travis Langley
ISBN-10 9781118226360
Year 2012-05-22
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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A journey behind the mask and into the mind of Gotham City’s Caped Crusader, timed for the summer 2012 release of The Dark Knight Rises Batman is one of the most compelling and enduring characters to come from the Golden Age of Comics, and interest in his story has only increased through countless incarnations since his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 in 1939. Why does this superhero without superpowers fascinate us? What does that fascination say about us? Batman and Psychology explores these and other intriguing questions about the masked vigilante, including: Does Batman have PTSD? Why does he fight crime? Why as a vigilante? Why the mask, the bat, and the underage partner? Why are his most intimate relationships with “bad girls” he ought to lock up? And why won't he kill that homicidal, green-haired clown? Gives you fresh insights into the complex inner world of Batman and Bruce Wayne and the life and characters of Gotham City Explains psychological theory and concepts through the lens of one of the world’s most popular comic book characters Written by a psychology professor and “Superherologist” (scholar of superheroes)

Batman and Philosophy

Batman and Philosophy Author Mark D. White
ISBN-10 9780470532805
Year 2009-05-04
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone's misery? Can we hold the Joker morally responsible for his actions? Is Batman better than Superman? If everyone followed Batman's example, would Gotham be a better place? What is the Tao of the Bat? Batman is one of the most complex characters ever to appear in comic books, graphic novels, and on the big screen. What philosophical trials does this superhero confront in order to keep Gotham safe? Combing through seventy years of comic books, television shows, and movies, Batman and Philosophy explores how the Dark Knight grapples with ethical conundrums, moral responsibility, his identity crisis, the moral weight he carries to avenge his murdered parents, and much more. How does this caped crusader measure up against the teachings of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Kierkegaard, and Lao Tzu?

Wisdom from the Batcave

Wisdom from the Batcave Author Cary A. Friedman
ISBN-10 9780976196624
Year 2006
Pages 95
Language en
Publisher Compass Books
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A touching celebration of humanity's ongoing quest for nobility, greatness, and integrity, as observed through the Batman's cowl. Friedman reminds us what it feels like to enter the mysterious depths of the Batcave as a wide-eyed child, and illustrates how to carry the artifacts found therein to the real, complicated, often troubling world. Charming, spiritual, and inspirational, Wisdom embraces the fantasies of the Batman mythology, and translates them into earnest truths for the everyday superhero.

Hunting the Dark Knight

Hunting the Dark Knight Author Will Brooker
ISBN-10 9781848852808
Year 2012-07-17
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher I.B.Tauris
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An investigation into the Batman movie franchise by Christopher Nolan analyzes the relationship between popular films, audiences, and producers, addressing questions about timelines and the "Why So Serious" marketing campaign.

Becoming Batman

Becoming Batman Author E. Paul Zehr
ISBN-10 9780801896217
Year 2009-11-17
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher JHU Press
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A fun foray of escapism grounded in sound science, Becoming Batman provides the background for attaining the realizable—though extreme—level of human performance that would allow you to be a superhero.

Batman Unmasked

Batman Unmasked Author Will Brooker
ISBN-10 9781623567521
Year 2013-09-20
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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Over the sixty years of his existence, Batman has encountered an impressive array of cultural icons and has gradually become one himself. This fascinating book examines what Batman means and has meant to the various audiences, groups and communities who have tried to control and interpret him over the decades. Brooker reveals the struggles over Batman's meaning by shining a light on the cultural issues of the day that impacted on the development of the character. They include: patriotic propaganda of the Second World War; the accusation that Batman was corrupting the youth of America by appearing to promote a homosexual lifestyle to the fans of his comics; Batman becoming a camp, pop culture icon through the ABC TV series of the sixties; fans' interpretation of Batman in response to the comics and the Warner Bros. franchise of films.

The Walking Dead Psychology

The Walking Dead Psychology Author Travis Langley
ISBN-10 1454917059
Year 2015-08-25
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher Sterling
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"The Walking Dead "depicts a postapocalyptic world filled with relentless violence and death. How would such trauma affect the psyche? Nineteen fascinating essays explore the deep psychological forces that drive the show's action, from the costs of killing and survivor guilt to the consequences of nonstop stress and the struggle to find meaning in tragedy. "The Walking Dead Psychology "helps fans better grasp this compelling fictional universe.

The Batman Files

The Batman Files Author Matthew Manning
ISBN-10 9781449408220
Year 2011-10-25
Pages 308
Language en
Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Unearthed from the depths of the Batcave by Mathew K. Manning, The Batman Files begins with Wayne's childhood drawings and continues along a time line of significant events in Batman's life. Complete and authentic in every way possible, all of Batman's friends and foes--from Poison Ivy, Catwoman, the Riddler, and Penguin, to the Joker, Batgirl, Mr. Freeze, and of course, Robin--appear throughout the dossier to provide a framework of the Caped Crusader's entire career. Completely outlining Batman's war on crime, The Batman Files includes in-depth computer files, news articles, crime scene photos, blueprints, schematics, and actual maps of Gotham City that were collected, and in many cases even drawn, by the Caped Crusader himself. High production values include black matte gilding, as well as a high-tech fabric cover--complete with a metallic Batman emblem to secure the secret contents within. Each detail of Batman's life is carefully and faithfully detailed with the involvement of DC Comics inside The Batman Files--destined to be the must-have gift for every avid Batman fan and collector.

The Psychology of Superheroes

The Psychology of Superheroes Author Robin S. Rosenberg
ISBN-10 9781933771311
Year 2008
Pages 259
Language en
Publisher BenBella Books
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Unmasking superhuman abilities and double lives, this analysis showcases nearly two dozen psychologists as their essays explore the minds of pop culture's most intriguing and daring superheroes, including Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, and the X-Men. Exposing the inner thoughts that these reclusive heroes would only dare share with trained professionals, heady experts give detailed psychoanalyses of what makes specific superheroes tick while answering such questions as Why do superheroes choose to be superheroes? Why is there so much prejudice against the X-Men mutants? What makes Spider-Man so altruistic? and Why are supervillains so aggressive? Additionally, the essays tackle why superheroes have such an enduring effect on American culture.

Our Superheroes Ourselves

Our Superheroes  Ourselves Author Robin S. Rosenberg
ISBN-10 9780199765812
Year 2013-08-01
Pages 214
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Why are so many people fascinated by superheroes? In this thoughtful, engaging, and intelligent collection, editor Robin Rosenberg compiles essays by some of the world's leading scholars to address our relationships with superheroes (and supervillains) as well as the humanity of superheroes. How do characters and stories reflect human nature? What is the role of justice in superhero worlds? Finally, are superhero stories good for us? These questions and many more are addressed in this illuminating new book.

The Joker

The Joker Author Robert Moses Peaslee
ISBN-10 9781626746794
Year 2015-02-26
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Univ. Press of Mississippi
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Along with Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman, the Joker stands out as one of the most recognizable comics characters in popular culture. While there has been a great deal of scholarly attention on superheroes, very little has been done to understand supervillains. This is the first academic work to provide a comprehensive study of this villain, illustrating why the Joker appears so relevant to audiences today. Batman’s foe has cropped up in thousands of comics, numerous animated series, and three major blockbuster feature films since 1966. Actually, the Joker debuted in DC comics Batman 1 (1940) as the typical gangster, but the character evolved steadily into one of the most ominous in the history of sequential art. Batman and the Joker almost seemed to define each other as opposites, hero and nemesis, in a kind of psychological duality. Scholars from a wide array of disciplines look at the Joker through the lens of feature films, video games, comics, politics, magic and mysticism, psychology, animation, television, performance studies, and philosophy. As the first volume that examines the Joker as complex cultural and cross-media phenomenon, this collection adds to our understanding of the role comic book and cinematic villains play in the world and the ways various media affect their interpretation. Connecting the Clown Prince of Crime to bodies of thought as divergent as Karl Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche, contributors demonstrate the frightening ways in which we get the monsters we need.

Batman Unauthorized

Batman Unauthorized Author Dennis O'Neil
ISBN-10 9781935251316
Year 2009-06-22
Pages 219
Language en
Publisher BenBella Books, Inc.
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Batman Unauthorized explores Batman’s motivations and actions, as well as those of his foes. Batman is a creature of the night, more about vengeance than justice, more plagued by doubts than full of self-assurance, and more darkness than light. He has no superpowers, just skill, drive and a really well-made suit. One of the most recognized superheroes ever created, Batman has survived through campy TV shows and films, through actors such as Adam West, Michael Keaton and Christian Bale. Batman Unauthorized: Vigilantes, Jokers, and Heroes in Gotham City covers expansive territory ranging from the silly to the solemn. Why is the Joker so good at pushing Batman’s buttons? What does Batman’s technology say about the times? Why are Batman’s villains crazier than average? And why is Batman the perfect, iconic American hero?

Superheroes and Philosophy

Superheroes and Philosophy Author Tom Morris
ISBN-10 9781459601130
Year 2010-10-01
Pages 468
Language en
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
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"Great Caesar's Ghost!! A team of Brainiacs! Superheroes and Philosophy is Kryptonite for those supervillains who diss the heroes as lightweights! Riddle me this, Batman: How are Gotham City and Metropolis like ancient Athens and modern Paris? Read this sensational book and find out!"