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Supernatural Psychology

Nonfiction: Social Science
Unabridged   7.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 06/26/2018

Supernatural Psychology

Roads Less Traveled

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684411481
Digital Download ISBN:9781684411498


A fascinating analysis of the psychology behind the popular TV series Supernatural, from Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology; The Walking Dead Psychology; Game of Thrones Psychology) and Lynn S. Zubernis (Family Don't End with Blood; Fan Phenomena: Supernatural).

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Product Description

Following the adventures of two brothers who investigate deeply strange and paranormal mysteries in their never-ending road trip, the TV show Supernatural has many fans eager to better understand the psychology behind the series' themes and characters. Featuring cast & crew interviews, this collection examines issues at the heart and soul of Supernatural's heroes and foes (fans, too):
• The role grief and trauma play in the protagonists' lives.
• The importance of music to the narrative.
• What motivates someone to hunt monsters and why we want to believe in magic.
• How angels relate to humanity and what that has to do with real intergroup conflict.
• How people can cope with tragedy, loss, addiction, and fear to become heroes who do the right thing.
• The dynamics of fandom: how fans relate to the narrative, characters, and actors, and continue to engage with series through fanfic, social media, and other practices.

Author Bio

Travis Langley authored the acclaimed book Batman And Psychology: A Dark And Stormy Knight. He is the editor and lead writer for Sterling Publishing's Popular Culture Psychology series. He is a psychology professor who teaches on the psychology of crime, mental illness, social behavior, and media at Henderson State University.
Lynn S. Zubernis is associate professor of counselor education at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and the coauthor of Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls and editor of Family Don't End with Blood.