The Walking Dead Psychology: A Cannibal Conversation

Actor Andrew J. West discusses playing Gareth from Terminus on The Walking Dead. Why does severe crisis bring out the best in some people and worst in others? Who rises to heroism and who descends into villainy? What does it take to turn to cannibalism? West examines what it takes to break a normal human being who would never previously considered munching on a man's leg.

Project Superhero: Superheroes for All Ages

Professor, author, and martial artist E. Paul Zehr explores real science through the lens afforded by fictional superheroes such as Iron Man, Batman, and Batgirl. In “Project Superhero,” he combines fiction and nonfiction, including interviews with real people, to explore how superheroes can inspire a younger age group to reach their potential and discover who they can be.

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Geek Psych Library from Mad Men Reality to Twilight Fantasy

Books on the psychology of popular culture look at psychology through the lens of specific films, television programs, comic book series, and other entertainment material. Readers likely look at these books the other way around by using psychology to look at Batman, Harry Potter, Dexter, Criminal Minds, The Sopranos, The Simpsons, and more.

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Who Dies to Fight Ebola? Who Kills in Fear of It?

In the milieu of the deadliest ebola outbreak on record, health workers and others risk their lives to fight the spread of this disease. They face danger not only from the destructive virus but from the very people they aim to help, villagers too terrified to welcome wandering strangers. How can any of us know if we’d be the ones who’d die or kill to fight it?

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