The highlight of the book for me was the chapter on Arkham Asylum-- I've long been fascinated with Gotham's favorite institution for the criminally insane an institution that should have installed a revolving door a long time ago. This book will make you think about Batman in a new way. A most for any Bat fan that has even the slightest interest in psychology. Whether we like him or not, he moves through our minds one way or another. Portions of this article come from the author's book, References Campbell, J. It serves as a witty and absolutely clear introduction to psychology, especially clinical psychology.
Fascinating if not for audio The primary issue with these books is that they don't really make great audio books. Of course, that also came out of when I was working on the Batman book. We don't look at how Ahab changes over the course of time. Nor did it change what Batman was to me: a great vehicle for storytelling. They were able to let us dig deeper into what a psychologist thinks about the Joker, Mad Hatter or anyone in between. I couldn't agree more with the authors final conclusion.
Are they really rogues and villains, or simply misunderstood victims of a heartless society? He is the billionaire who always knows best -even though the stories reluctantly admit that lots of the trouble in Gotham are caused by other similarly rich guys. Alfred Michael Gough : What did you say? The Philosophy of X book tends to be a waste of money for fans despite the fact I've enjoyed a few of them very much. I feel it might have been a bit longer than it needed to be. When the toss goes against his wishes, he shows disappointment, going so far as to toss it repeatedly until it lets him do the thing he desires. And why wont he kill that homicidal, green-haired clown? Travis Langley's book serves two audiences very well; it exposes fans of Batman to basic concepts about psychology and introduces the Batman mythos to people who have a background in psychology. The writer also makes a point to reconcile some misconceptions within psychology which I took value in learning.
Upbringing helped make heroes of all three, but a radioactive spider and extraterrestrial biology made superheroes of two of them. About my only complaint regarding the work is the fact it is best if you have a deep knowledge of the various incarnations of the characters. The book goes in depth into Batman's origins, his reasons for fighting criminals, and his many of most popular enemies using modern psychology methonds. This anti-heroine who challenges Batman as Catwoman and dates Bruce as Selina awakens his human nature in a way Vicki Vale never could—by attracting and matching both sides, bat and man. I thought it would contain more philosophical discussions about various issues that often arise in Batman stories, like why Batman will never kill the Joker, or why he won't use guns, that kind of stuff.
It's not overly technical or involved, but expertly refined and finely expounded. I just finished this one, on a recommendation by my best friend, who is far away right now. Whether we like him or not, he moves through our minds one way or another. Reading about how the birth order theory might explain the varying temperaments of the Robins, or why exactly Gotham City is filled with all these weird costumed criminals is absolutely fascinating to me. This book adds a lot of depth to an already complex group of characters.
Wertham was, in most respects, quite a valuable member of society. But this did allow me new per 3. If there is a choice of file format, which format is better to download? Once you reach the end of the book, you come away with a greater appreciation of the impact that Batman in particular and comics in general have on popular culture. I picked up my copy of Batman and Psychology almost a month ago at Wizard World St. It helps that the author is a psychology professor and a huge Batman fan.
He often speaks of Adler and Erickson. Mind control popped up in several episodes, in no way resembling any real-world hypnosis or brainwashing techniques. Most of all, I enjoyed how seriously the author took the material, without being overly pretentious. The hero with a thousand faces. Not just because attempting to assign real-life conditions to fictional characters as extreme as the Riddler and Joker has the potential to be disrespectful to the mentally ill but also because I've bought many of these books before and they rarely display the kind of in-depth knowledge of either the subject they're reviewing or the topic they're trying to apply to it. The characters are presented as one and every version through the years fits in that profile.
I was both intrigued by the premise of this book and a bit cautious. Is there any meaning to life? Covered all topics in psychiatry and psychology there is in a fun, enjoyable way. Vicki Vale and Selina Kyle give us perspectives we follow through the course of each story. If you are not familiar with academic psychology like Freud, Erikson, etc. Listing to someone read a list of two pages of phobias is, frankly, not good. What does that fascination say about us? Voiced by Olan Soule, a more serious though still upbeat Batman teamed with Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman to form an undersized Justice League, the original Super Friends, on Saturday mornings.
Wertham did a lot of good -- he was a civil rights advocate whose work was cited in the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. The bigger picture question is his interest in Batman and the Joker and could that have led him to do these horrible things, he says. If you are a fan of Batman this is a great read, and even if you are just interested in psychology this is a very approachable way to learn about many psychological concepts. If you have ever thought that Batman is crazy, or at least wondered just maybe, Read Batman and Psychology. A father, mother, and son, after a night out at the movies, walk together down the street.