How to Buy Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight

| June 7, 2012

I’m doing most of my blogging at GeekNation.com now, but that didn’t seem like the place for me to post this information for people who’ve been asking how to buy my book, Batman and Psychology:  A Dark and Stormy Knight. If you already have a copy and would like to mail it to me to […]

Nature, Nurture, and the Kryptonite Bomb

| May 23, 2011

(continued) Across media and throughout alternate histories, be they parallel universes, divergent timelines, or “imaginary stories,” one story after another suggests that Kal-El grows up to be the hero Superman because of how his adoptive parents raised him on Earth. Raised by Jonathan and Martha Kent in heartland, U.S.A., he becomes Superman. If raised instead […]

Before Tragedy, What Prepares the Future Heroes and Villains?

| May 22, 2011

During our WonderCon panel (“Trauma and Superheroes – To Become a Hero or a Villain?”), my colleagues Robin Rosenberg and Andrea Letamendi discussed how repeated trauma and stress will affect people like police officers, war veterans, and crime victims, including what role those play in nudging people into post-traumatic stress disorder or post-traumatic growth. Will […]

The Psychology of Harry Potter – Another Orphan Boy Who Grows into a Hero

| May 21, 2011

The Psychology of Harry Potter proved to be more relevant to Batman than I’d expected – so relevant, in fact, that I felt like I should never have been surprised. The book has two sections full of chapters that are very relevant to Batman, another orphan boy who grows up to be a great hero. […]