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Wonder Woman psychology : lassoing the truth  Cover Image Book Book

Wonder Woman psychology : lassoing the truth

Langley, Travis, 1964- (editor.). Wood, Mara, (editor.). Robbins, Trina, (writer of foreword.).

Summary: "What can we learn about human psychology from a superhero who is mentally healthy? This compendium of 20 essays offers a fascinating analysis of the psychology behind one of the world's most famous superheroes -- Wonder Woman -- and looks at the controversial psychologist who created her. Seek the truth!"--Back cover.

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  • ISBN: 9781454923435
  • ISBN: 1454923431
  • Physical Description: print
    xviii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Sterling, [2017]

Contents / Notes

General Note: "Unauthorized"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Psychology on trial: the other legacy of William Moulton Marston / Martin Lloyd -- Dominance, inducement, submission, compliance: throwing the DISC in fact and fiction / Mara Wood -- Marston, Wertham, and the psychology potential of comic books / Tim Hanley and Travis Langley -- The tale of a manx cat (a memoir from the woman who gave us wonder) / dr Elizabeth Holloway Marston -- A perfect place: Paradise Island and utopian communities / Mara Wood -- Individuation and the psychology of rebirth / Chris Yogerst and Caitlin Yogerst -- The heroine and the hero's journey / Laura Vecchiolla -- A mother's magic: parenting issues in Paradise / Mike Madrid and Rebecca M. Langley -- Multiple identities, multiple selves? Diana's actual, idea, and ought selves / Wind Goodfriend and Annamaria Formichella-Elsden -- Growing a goddess: child development and Wonder Woman / Mara Wood -- Compassion is my superpower / Jenna Busch and Janina Scarlet -- Feminist psychology: teaching how to be wonderful / Mara Wood -- An Amazon in a world of men / Lara Taylor Kester and Nina Taylor Kester -- It's a man's world: Wonder Woman and attitudes toward gender roles / Erin Currie -- From Wing Chun to Wonder Woman: empowerment through martial skill / E. Paul Zehr and Jeff Pisciotta -- Snapping necks and wearing pants: symbols, schemas, and stress over change / Travis Langley -- First of her name: Wonder Woman, the role model / Mara Wood -- Balancing the warrior and the peace ambassador: self-concepts and moral complexity / Eric D. Wesselman, Emilio J.C. Lobato, and J. Scott Jordan -- Coffee with your hero: the benefits of parasocial relationships / Janina Scarlet and Alan Kistler -- Truth in treatment: who wields the magic? / Travis Langley and Mara Wood.
Subject: Wonder Woman (Fictitious character)
Wonder Woman (Comic strip) Wonder Woman (Comic strip)
Marston, William Moulton 1893-1947
Comic books, strips, etc United States Psychological aspects
Superheroes Psychological aspects
Psychology and literature

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