Front and Center: The Psyche of Superheroes

By Superherologist - February 20, 2011

Wayne Bryant interviewed me about the psyche of superheroes:

What does Batman tell us about ourselves? Perhaps an even better question is, what do our thoughts about him and the fact that so many people think about Batman say about our society?

Travis Langley, Ph.D., a professor at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, researches those questions and uses the words and deeds of superheroes to study how people interact and relate to others.

“I’m an experimental social psychologist,” he said. “I look for methods to study how people are affected by real or imaginary influences.”

Langley’s classes include the study of behavior when influenced by the media, such as literature, film and comic-book characters… [continued]

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  1. Christopher says:

    Batman is way crazy. It is one of the reasons the character is interesting. The fact that an asylum is practically a main character in the series says a lot.

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