Author Archives: Travis Langley

Superherologist at Psychology Today: Top Posts by Year (So Far)

2017 “The True Story” of Wonder Woman’s Marston Ménage à Trois   2016 Naming Evil: Dark Triad, Tetrad, Malignant Narcissism   2015 Presidential Candidate Says Psych Degree Means Fast Food Job   2014 Are We Blaming the Famous Victims of Nude Photo Theft? (I didn’t choose the title. My Psychology Today editor changed it to […]

HSU Arts & Sciences Faculty Charge (Fall Term, 2017)

Hello, Henderson graduates of December, 2017! I would love to come up here, utter one impressive, memorable sentence, and sit right back down. One sentence, one idea, might be all anyone remembers. There’s a famous story, retold at many commencement ceremonies, about Winston Churchill giving a speech at the school he’d attended as a boy. Supposedly he got up, […]

Popular Culture Psychology – Review Highlights

About the series “What’s great about the books in the Psych Geeks series, however, is that they are amenable for both casual reading and deeper study alike.” – Pop Mythology Supernatural Psychology: Roads Less Traveled edited by Travis Langley & Lynn S. Zubernis foreword by Jonathan Maberry, introduction by Mark Pellegrino “Supernatural Psychology at its core […]

Wonder Woman Psychology Reviews

“No question whatsoever – this book is hands down the best Wonder Woman book I’ve ever read!! Enormous thanks to Travis Langley and his very impressive (and very extensive!) contributors!” – Christie Marston, Wonder Woman Museum/Wonder Woman Family Network “It’s fantastic.” – Quinn Rollins on Twitter (see Play Like a Pirate review) “Absolutely fantastic!” – Retroist […]

Captain America vs. Iron Man Review Excerpts

“These titles are very telling and readers can either delve into the specific subjects they are most interested in or start at the beginning and methodically follow Langley’s thought process as he examines the never ending debate of origins, missions, and ideals. Regardless of your views, there is a lot of thought provoking information in […]

Beyond Heroes and Villains: My 100 Posts Ranked

  For my Psychology Today blog, “Beyond Heroes and Villains,” I’ve made 113 posts. I deleted seven because they were about convention schedules and became outdated after the cons. Of the remaining 106, six were written by guest writers. (The rules have changed so we can’t easily have guest writers, but it used to be […]

Batman and Psychology Review Excerpts

  “…this book deserves the attention of both first time viewers, and long time Bat-fans who may have perused it in its initial offering. In this 75th anniversary year of the Batman character’s birth, comic fans can enjoy a thought provoking analysis of one of the most enduring superheroes in history.” – Art in Mad Lines […]

Star Wars Psychology Review Excerpts

“…a collection of thought-provoking essays and psychological analyses of the films, including themes of villainy and heroism, gender and family. (Spoiler: the Skywalker family has some serious issues.)” — Kirkus Reviews “What’s great about the books in the Psych Geeks series, however, is that they are amenable for both casual reading and deeper study alike… A fan […]

2017 AURC Presentations

Love Psychology in Doctor Who Madelyn L. Byrd and Travis Langley Star Wars: Identity Formation in Collectivistic Cultures Brittany N. Chilton and Travis Langley Finding Serenity: Coping with Trauma Justin J. Cox and Travis Langley Discrimination and Racism in District 9 Brittany A. Freeman and Travis Langley The Psychology of Emotions and Memory in Artificial […]

Wonder Woman Psychology Table of Contents

Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth Table of Contents (minus the page numbers) Acknowledgments: Our Sensations Travis Langley and Mara Wood Foreword: The Lasso and the Pendulum Trina Robbins Introduction: Truth Travis Langley PART I: CREATOR’S WORLD 1. Psychology on Trial: The Other Legacy of William Moulton Marston Martin Lloyd 2. Dominance, Inducement, Submission, Compliance: […]