Batman and Psychology by Travis Langley
A Dark and Stormy Knight

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A journey behind the mask and into the mind of Gotham City's Caped
Crusader, the Dark Knight who inspires fear in evildoers everywhere

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 CityExplains psychological theory and concepts through the lens of one of the world's most popular comic book charactersWritten by a psychology professor and "Superherologist" (scholar of superheroes)

About Travis Langley

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TRAVIS LANGLEY is a professor of psychology at Henderson State University. An organizer for the Comics Arts Conference, he is a psychologist who speaks regularly on the psychology of superheroes at conventions like San Diego Comic-Con—especially the psychology of Gotham's Dark Knight.
Published May 22, 2012 by Wiley. 337 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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