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The Psychology Of The Simpsons

Author : Alan S. Brown
ISBN : 1935251392
Genre : Performing Arts
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Psychologists turn their attention to “The Simpsons,” one of America’s most popular and beloved shows, in these essays that explore the function and dysfunctions of the show’s characters. Designed to appeal to both fans of the show and students of psychology, this unique blend of science and pop culture consists of essays by professional psychologists drawn from schools and clinical practices across the country. Each essay is designed to be accessible, thoughtful and entertaining, while providing the reader with insights into both “The Simpsons” and the latest in psychological thought. Every major area of psychology is covered, from clinical psychology and cognition to abnormal and evolutionary psychology, while fresh views on eclectic show topics such as gambling addiction, Pavlovian conditioning, family therapy and lobotomies are explored.
Category: Performing Arts

The Psychology Of Dexter

Author : Bella M. DePaulo
ISBN : 9781935251972
Genre : Performing Arts
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Dexter Morgan: Police forensic analyst. Family man. Serial killer. And the star of Showtime’s most-watched series, Dexter. Aimed at Dexter devotees and armchair psychologists, The Psychology of Dexter takes on the psychological complexities of the popular series with an eye towards insight and accessibility. It analyzes not just the title character, but his family, coworkers, and even his viewers. What makes Dexter tick? And what makes a show about a serial killer so appealing to those of us at home? From the implications of faking normalcy (could it be behind Dexter’s still-in-progress emotional growth?) to where the show weighs in on the psychological debate between nature and nurture, The Psychology of Dexter gives fans a peek inside Dexter’s—and Dexter’s—psyche.
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The Simpsons And Their Mathematical Secrets

Author : Simon Singh
ISBN : 9781408835302
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 74.66 MB
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From bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem, a must-have for number lovers and Simpsons fans
Category: Mathematics

Teaching The Bible Through Popular Culture And The Arts

Author : Mark Roncace
ISBN : 9781589836754
Genre : Education
File Size : 84.55 MB
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This resource enables biblical studies instructors to facilitate engaging classroom experiences by drawing on the arts and popular culture. It offers brief overviews of hundreds of easily accessible examples of art, film, literature, music, and other media and outlines strategies for incorporating them effectively and concisely in the classroom. Although designed primarily for college and seminary courses on the Bible, the ideas can easily be adapted for classes such as “Theology and Literature” or “Religion and Art” as well as for nonacademic settings. This compilation is an invaluable resource for anyone who teaches the Bible.
Category: Education

The Psychology Of Joss Whedon

Author : Joy Davidson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124020186
Genre : Performing Arts
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A psychologist journeys inside the mind of the creator of such popular television series as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, examining such issues as the psychological impact of being the one girl in the world chosen to fight the forces of darkness. Original.
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James Bond In The 21st Century

Author : Leah Wilson
ISBN : 9781935251583
Genre : Performing Arts
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Writings by Raymond Benson, J. A. Konrath, and many more on the secret agent and pop-culture icon. In this book about the world’s most dashing secret agent and the evolution of the James Bond franchise, leading writers including Raymond Benson, J. A. Konrath, Raelynn Hillhouse, and John Cox discuss the ten sexiest Bond girls, the best villains, and the battles over which actor should play the incomparable superspy. Topics covered range from the playful—how to build a secret lair and avoid the perennial mistakes made by would-be world dominators—to the thought-provoking, such as Bond’s place in the modern world, his Oedipal tendencies and perceived misogyny, and his unerring allure. It’s a feast for fans who can’t get enough of their hero.
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Language Ideology And Point Of View

Author : Paul Simpson
ISBN : 0415071070
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 43.1 MB
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This systematic introduction to the concept of point of view in language explores the ways in which point of view intersects with and is shaped by ideology. It specifically focuses on the way in which speakers and writers linguistically encode their beliefs, interests and biases in a wide range of media. The book draws on an extensive array of linguistic theories and frameworks and each chapter includes a self-contained introduction to a particular topic in linguistics, allowing easy reference. The author uses examples from a variety of literary and non-literary text types such as, narrative fiction, advertisements and newspaper reports.
Category: Foreign Language Study

The Springfield Reformation

Author : Jamey Heit
ISBN : 0826428959
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Springfield Reformation evaluates specific elements of Theology's traditional roster of concerns as they appear in The Simpsons.
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Author : Paul Simpson
ISBN : 0415281040
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 67.59 MB
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This is a comprehensive introduction to literary stylistics offering an accessible overview of stylistic, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings - all in the same volume.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Simpsons And Philosophy

Author : William Irwin
ISBN : 9780812694338
Genre : Performing Arts
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The author plumbs the depths of America's favorite animated family for insights into philosophy and society, discussing Aristotle, Marx, Camus, Sartre, and many others.
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