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The Walking Dead Psychology

Author : Travis Langley
ISBN : 1454917059
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Politics Of Race Gender And Sexuality In The Walking Dead

Author : Dawn Keetley
ISBN : 9781476634760
Genre : Performing Arts
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 From the beginning, both Robert Kirkman’s comics and AMC’s series of The Walking Dead have brought controversy in their presentations of race, gender and sexuality. Critics and fans have contended that the show’s identity politics have veered toward the decidedly conservative, offering up traditional understandings of masculinity, femininity, heterosexuality, racial hierarchy and white supremacy. This collection of new essays explores the complicated nature of relationships among the story’s survivors. In the end, characters demonstrate often-surprising shifts that consistently comment on identity politics. Whether agreeing or disagreeing with critics, these essays offer a rich view of how gender, race, class and sexuality intersect in complex new ways in the TV series and comics.
Category: Performing Arts

The Walking Dead Live

Author : Philip L. Simpson
ISBN : 9781442271210
Genre : Performing Arts
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In 2010, The Walking Dead premiered on AMC and has since become the most watched scripted program in the history of basic cable. Based on the graphic novel series by Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead provides a stark, metaphoric preview of what the end of civilization might look like: the collapse of infrastructure and central government, savage tribal anarchy, and purposeless hordes of the wandering wounded. While the representation of zombies has been a staple of the horror genre for more than half a century, the unprecedented popularity of The Walking Dead reflects an increased identification with uncertain times. In The Walking Dead Live! Essays on the Television Show, Philip L. Simpson and Marcus Mallard have compiled essays that examine the show as a cultural text. Contributors to this volume consider how the show engages with our own social practices—from theology and leadership to gender, race, and politics—as well as how the show reflects matters of masculinity, memory, and survivor’s guilt. As a product of anxious times, The Walking Dead gives the audience an idea of what the future may hold and what popular interest in the zombie genre means. Providing insight into the broader significance of the zombie apocalypse story, The Walking Dead Live! will be of interest to scholars of sociology, cultural history, and television, as well as to fans of the show.
Category: Performing Arts

Exploring Depth Psychology And The Female Self

Author : Leslie Gardner
ISBN : 9781000221305
Genre : Psychology
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Exploring Depth Psychology and the Female Self: Feminist Themes from Somewhere presents a Jungian take on modern feminism, offering an international assessment with a dynamic political edge which includes perspectives from both clinicians and academics. Presented in three parts, this unique collection explores how the fields of gender and politics have influenced each other, how myth and storytelling craft feminist narratives and how public discussion can amplify feminist theory. The contributions include some which are traditionally theoretical in tone, and some which are uniquely personal, but all work to encounter the female self as an active entity. The book as a whole offers a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary approach to feminism and feminist issues from contemporary voices around the world, as well as a critique of Jung’s essentialist notion of the feminine. Exploring Depth Psychology and the Female Self will offer insightful perspectives to academics and students of Jungian and post-Jungian studies, gender studies and politics. It will also be of great interest to Jungian analysts and psychotherapists, and analytical psychologists.
Category: Psychology

The Joker Psychology

Author : Travis Langley
ISBN : 1454935421
Genre : Psychology
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Since he first fought Batman in 1940, The Joker has evolved into one of pop culture's most complex, chaotic, and confounding psychological creations. In The Joker Psychology, Dr. Travis Langley, author of the bestselling Batman and Psychology, explores the twisted psyche of this great supervillain, as well as the personalities who are inexorably drawn to it. Through 15 chapters, including special interviews with the people who have brought the Joker and Harley to life in comics and onscreen, this collection analyzes: Why a bright, laughing monster who looks like a clown could be the ultimate antagonist to a grim, brooding hero who looks like a monster. The relationship between a therapist and her patient--and what happens when a therapist crosses the line, as Harley Quinn does when she falls for The Joker. How a smart person could fall for the most dangerous of criminals. Why so many fans find Harley Quinn inspirational. How different kinds of therapy could (or could not) help twisted minds like Mister J and Harley Quinn. The development of a fictional character that so completely embodies psychopathy (including interviews with creators who have shaped The Joker's character over the years).
Category: Psychology

Game Of Thrones Psychology

Author : Travis Langley
ISBN : 1454918403
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This thought-provoking anthology offers fans a close examination of the psychology behind the intricate narrative and compelling characters in the popular HBO TV series, "Game of Thrones," based upon author George R.R. Martin's bestselling work "A Song of Ice and Fire." With no moral boundaries honored, the psychological games played by the series conniving protagonists are seemingly limitless. War, murder, violence, and rape are only a few of the weighty issues explored in these 19 analytical essays along with personality disorders, post-traumatic stress, and psychopathy."Game of Thrones Psychology" will become a fan favorite."
Category: Literary Criticism

Star Trek Psychology

Author : Travis Langley
ISBN : 145491842X
Genre : Performing Arts
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The next entry in Sterling's pop culture psychology series features 20 essays and an exclusive interview with Rod Roddenberry son of "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry. In a fun and accessible way," Star Trek Psychology" delves deep into the psyches of the show s well-known and -loved characters. The trailblazing franchise spans five TV series, 13 films, and countless novelizations. "Star Trek Psychology" uses academic and scientific theories to analyze and answer such questions as "Why do "Trek s" aliens look so human?" and" How can the starship s holodeck be used for therapy?" This compilation examines alien neurobiology, discusses identity formation for shape shifters, explores the importance of emotion for artificial intelligence, and much more."
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Wonder Woman Psychology

Author : Travis Langley
ISBN : 1454923431
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A fascinating analysis of the psychology behind Wonder Woman For 75 years, Wonder Woman has served as an inspiration to people everywhere. Wonder Woman Psychology examines this powerful superhero--who was created by famous psychologist William Moulton Marston--through 20 essays. This collection will analyze: Marston's important role in the history of forensic psychology How Diana's relationship with her mother and Amazonian sisters shapes her to become a leader and the heroine called Wonder Woman The ways differences in culture and gender can contribute to alienation but also to personal empowerment What roles emotion, strengths, virtues, and culture shock play in heroic behavior
Category: Literary Criticism

Handbook Of Clinical Health Psychology

Author : C. Green
ISBN : 9781461334125
Genre : Psychology
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We seek to throw down the gauntlet with this handbook, challenging the he gemony of the "behavioral medicine" approach to the psychological study and treatment of the physically ill. This volume is not another in that growing surfeit oftexts that pledge allegiance to the doctrinaire purity of behavioristic thinking, or conceptualize their subject in accord with the sterility of medical models. Diseases are not our focus, nor is the narrow band of behavioral assessment and therapy methodologies. Rather, we have sought to redefine this amorphous, yet burgeoning field so as to place it squarely within the province of a broadly-based psychology-specifically, the emerging, substantive discipline of health psy chology and the well-established professionalism and diverse technologies of clinical psychology. The handbook's title-Clinical Health Psychology-reflects this reorientation explicitly, and Chapter 1 addresses its themes and provides its justifications more fully. In the process of developing a relevant and comprehensive health assess ment tool, the editors were struck by the failure of clinical psychologists to avail themselves of the rich vein of materials that comprise the psychosocial world of the physically ill. Perhaps more dismaying was the observation that this field was being mined-less than optimally-by physicians and nonclinical psychologists.
Category: Psychology

Supernatural Psychology

Author : Travis Langley
ISBN : 1454926619
Genre : Characters and characteristics on television
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A fascinating analysis of the psychology behind the popular TV series Supernatural. Following the adventures of two brothers who investigate deeply strange and paranormal mysteries in their never-ending road trip, the TV show Supernatural has many fans eager to better understand the psychology behind the series' themes and characters. Through 20 essays, this collection examines such issues as The role grief and trauma play in the protagonists' lives The importance of music to the narrative What motivates someone to hunt monsters and why we want to believe in magic The various archangels and archetypes depicted How people can cope with tragedy, loss, addiction, and fear to become heroes who do the right thing The dynamics of fandom: how fans relate to the narrative, characters, and actors, and continue to engage with series through fanfic, social media, and other practices
Category: Characters and characteristics on television

Lament Of The Dead Psychology After Jung S Red Book

Author : James Hillman
ISBN : 9780393088946
Genre : Psychology
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Two psychologists explore the issues presented in the seminal work of Carl Jung and discuss human's relationships with the deceased, dreams and fantasies, how creative expression manifests and the significance of psychology to art.
Category: Psychology

Star Wars Psychology

Author : Travis Langley
ISBN : 1454917369
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From the very start, the Star Wars series created a compelling and complex universe. In advance of the highly anticipated new movie, this essay collection offers a fascinating and unauthorized psychological analysis of George Lucas's richly rendered world. A group of expert contributors examines such topics as family ties, Jedi qualities, masculinity, girl power, and the values embodied in both the "dark" and "light" sides of this spellbinding world.
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Daredevil Psychology

Author : Travis Langley
ISBN : 145493011X
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An in-depth analysis of the psychology behind the popular character Daredevil. In the early 1960s, Stan Lee and company revitalized the comic book market by imbuing new characters and their stories with human, emotional depth lacking in other superheroes. Among those creations was the character Daredevil. Now this superhero is the subject of 20 essays that explore different facets of his psychology, including: The risk-taking behavior that earned Daredevil his name The pathology of stalking, obsession, and mental manipulation The process of "othering" in regards to disability The question of justice versus revenge--with asides related to the assassin Elektra
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The Psychology Of Secrets

Author : Anita E. Kelly
ISBN : 0306466570
Genre : Psychology
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The public revelation of what were once considered extremely private matters is becoming a new social norm. Has this movement toward openness gone too far? Are there negative consequences to revealing secrets? When and why is it helpful to reveal secrets? What can be done to alleviate the burden of secrecy? Will the anguish of keeping a secret pass in time? What factors should enter into deciding to reveal a secret? This book addresses these questions.
Category: Psychology

How Zombies Conquered Popular Culture

Author : Kyle William Bishop
ISBN : 9781476622088
Genre : Performing Arts
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Since the early 2000s, popular culture has experienced a “Zombie Renaissance,” beginning in film and expanding into books, television, video games, theatre productions, phone apps, collectibles and toys. Zombies have become allegorical figures embodying cultural anxieties, but they also serve as models for concepts in economics, political theory, neuroscience, psychology, computer science and astronomy. They are powerful, multifarious metaphors representing fears of contagion and doom but also isolation and abandonment, as well as troubling aspects of human cruelty, public spectacle and abusive relationships. This critical examination of the 21st-century zombie phenomenon explores how and why the public imagination has been overrun by the undead horde.
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Westworld Psychology

Author : Travis Langley
ISBN : 1454932414
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A fascinating analysis of the psychology behind Westworld. In both the film and the TV show Westworld, people playing out fantasies find their lives in danger when robots built to entertain start to kill, creating an opportunity for us to examine an array of psychological phenomena. This collection explores our fears about rapidly evolving AI, offering fans an in-depth psychological exploration of the Westworld universe, including: When do synthetic people become sentient? What is the appeal of live-action role playing? Why does the Wild West intrigue us? How far will people go in pursuit of violent delights?
Category: Literary Criticism

Black Panther Psychology

Author : Travis Langley
ISBN : 145493400X
Genre : Psychology
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Black Panther was one of the most popular comic book movies of all time, with a deeply human story that explored universal hopes and values. Dr. Travis Langley brings together a variety of experts to examine the titular character in the film and throughout his rich comic book history. Among the topics they explore: Cultural differences Balancing individual and collective identity Isolationism and its consequences Family bonds and intergenerational trauma Gender issues, including masculine rivalry and women in combat Why this kind of hero is important to us all
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Doctor Who Psychology

Author : Travis Langley
ISBN : 1454920017
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Guts

Author : Paul Vigna
ISBN : 9780062666130
Genre : Performing Arts
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In this first and only guide to AMC’s exceptional hit series The Walking Dead, the Wall Street Journal’s Walking Dead columnist celebrates the show, its storylines, characters, and development, and examines its popularity and cultural resonance. From its first episode, The Walking Dead took fans in the United States and across the world by storm, becoming the highest-rated series in the history of cable television. After each episode airs, Paul Vigna writes a widely read column in which he breaks down the stories and considers what works and what doesn’t, and tries to discern the small details that will become larger plot points. So how did a basic cable television show based on Robert Kirkman's graphic comic series, set in an apocalyptic dog-eat-dog world filled with flesh-eating zombies and even scarier human beings, become a ratings juggernaut and cultural phenomenon? Why is the show such a massive hit? In this playful yet comprehensive guide, Vigna dissect every aspect of The Walking Dead to assess its extraordinary success. In the vein of Seinfeldia,Vigna digs into the show’s guts, exploring its roots, storyline, relevance for fans and the wider popular culture, and more. He explores how the changing nature of television and media have contributed to the show’s success, and goes deep into the zombie genre, delineating why it’s different from vampires, werewolves, and other monsters. He considers why people have found in zombies a mirror for their own fears, and explains how this connection is important to the show’s popularity. He interviews the cast and crew, who share behind-the-scenes tales, and introduces a cross-section of its diverse and rabid viewership, from fantasy nerds to NFL stars. Guts is a must have for every Walking Dead fan.
Category: Performing Arts