Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight (Wiley Psychology & Pop Culture)

Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight (Wiley Psychology & Pop Culture)

Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight (Wiley Psychology & Pop Culture)

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)

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  1. Sean "goose_nipples" said,

    Wrote on August 4, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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    A Psych Eval of The Ultimate (fictional) Patient, June 17, 2012
    This review is from: Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight (Wiley Psychology & Pop Culture) (Paperback)

    This book combines two of my loves into one well thought out and well organized book. Dr Langley provides well thought out justifications for diagnoses of Batman and many of his rogues, examines the root cause of their behaviors, and provides a lovingly thorough and surprisingly accurate rundown of Batman’s history in all forms of media. This book is up to date with Flashpoint, which is quite impressive when considering how recent said story is, and also discusses some of the themes in the upcoming Dark Knight Rises without giving spoilers. This book is something I’ve craved for a long, long time!

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  2. Ace of Babes said,

    Wrote on August 4, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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    Oustanding!, June 20, 2012
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    This review is from: Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight (Wiley Psychology & Pop Culture) (Paperback)

    I’m a student of psychology, and am also an avid Batfan. I’m going to be honest. I may have sacrificed some personal commitments (not a wedding or anything) to finish this book. For those interested in the topics at hand, it’s nearly impossible to put down.

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  3. Shoemaker Sammy said,

    Wrote on August 4, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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    Thorough and entertaining, June 21, 2012
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    I know nothing about psychology but I love Batman. I read this book and now I feel like I know A LOT more about both. An awesome read. I think anyone would like it, because who doesn’t like Batman?

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