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Lasso the truth....A fascinating analysis of the psychology behind Wonder Woman. For 75 years, Wonder Woman has served as an inspiration to people everywhere. Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth examines this powerful superhero--who was created by famous psychologist William Moulton Marston--through 20 chapters, including some very special interviews and the previously unpublished memoir of Elizabeth Holloway Marston. This collection analyzes:Marston's important role in the history of forensic psychology.How Diana's relationship with her mother and Amazonian sisters shapes her to become a leader and the heroine called Wonder Woman.The ways differences in culture and gender can contribute to alienation but also to personal empowerment.What roles emotion, strengths, virtues, and culture shock play in heroic behavior.



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Travis Langley

Travis Langley, Ph.D., authored the acclaimed book BATMAN AND PSYCHOLOGY: A DARK AND STORMY KNIGHT (Wiley; Turner Publishing) . He is the editor and lead writer for Sterling Publishing's Popular Culture Psychology series, including THE WALKING DEAD PSYCHOLOGY: PSYCH OF THE LIVING, WONDER WOMAN PSYCHOLOGY: LASSOING THE TRUTH, and CAPTAIN AMERICA VS. IRON MAN: FREEDOM, SECURITY, PSYCHOLOGY (with foreword by Stan Lee) along with looks at Star Wars, Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, and Doctor Who. A psychology professor who teaches on the psychology of crime, mental illness, social behavior, and media at Henderson State University, he received his degrees from Hendrix College and Tulane University.

Travis has also been a child abuse investigator, courtroom expert, and undefeated champion on the "Wheel of Fortune" game show. He appears as an expert interviewee in documentaries such as "Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics," "Superheroes Decoded," and "Batman and Bill." "Legends of the Knight" features a segment on how he uses fictional characters to teach real psychology. The New York Times (front page) , CNN, MTV, and many other news outlets have covered his work.

Over 100,000 follow him on Twitter, where he ranks among the ten most popular psychologists as @Superherologist. An organizer of the Comics Arts Conference, he regularly speaks as a panelist discussing the psychology of superheroes at conventions like San Diego Comic-Con International, Wizard World, and New York Comic Con, joined by people like Bat-Films executive producer Michael Uslan, legendary comic book writers (Steve Englehart, Danny Fingeroth, Dennis O'Neil, Scott Snyder, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman) , renowned artists (Neal Adams, Greg Capullo, Jerry Robinson) , Star Trek captains (Scott Bakula, Sir Patrick Stewart) , Supermen (Dean Cain, Brandon Routh) , Batmen (Kevin Conroy, Adam West) , a Catwoman (Lee Meriwether) , and many more.

PsychologyToday.com runs his online column, "Beyond Heroes and Villains."



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