Category Archives: News (Examples)

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, […]

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 I deleted seven because they were about convention schedules and became outdated after the cons.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 […]

“Beyond Heroes and Villains” at Psychology Today First 50

Since August 1, 2012, I’ve posted 50 articles at PsychologyToday.com in my ongoing “Beyond Heroes and Villains” column. (I know it’s called a blog, but look up the word’s origin. It’s still not a log of my life, so online column is more accurate.) Some of these have the advantage of time, having accumulated views […]

“Beyond Heroes and Villains” at Psychology Today 1-33

Since August 1, 2012, I’ve posted 33 articles at PsychologyToday.com in my ongoing “Beyond Heroes and Villains” column. (I know it’s called a blog, but look up the word’s origin. It’s not a log of my life. Online column is more accurate.) Some of these have the advantage of time, having accumulated views for a year […]

Demazette Book Review

Here are a couple of excerpts from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette book review by Philip Martin. The complete article is online if you’re subscribed to their website, the third review in this article:  http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2012/jul/29/jacobs-breathes-life-zombies-20120729/ Martin did not know I was a regional author when he started reading. “I didn’t figure that out until halfway through this […]

NerdBastards Interview: The Blame Game

From NerdBastards: I spoke to Dr. Travis Langley yesterday afternoon about information overload, the media’s need to keep feeding us information about the killer, and those who try to blame movies, TV, video games, and comics for this tragedy. Dr. Langley is a psychology professor from Henderson State University and the author of Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy […]

The Atlantic: How the Dark Knight Became Dark Again

Quoted in The Atlantic’s article on Michael Uslan, p. 1: While the makers of Superman “played with the bright and impossible, Bob and Bill expanded that meme by adding the coin’s other side, the dark and improbably possible,” writes Travis Langley, a professor of psychology at Henderson State University. “Duality and obsession, his enemies’ and […]

Batman – un supererou fără superputeri

From Books Express: Profesorul de psihologie Travis Langley, examinează în cartea sa Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight ceea ce îi motivează din punct de vedere clinic, comportamentul lui Bruce Wayne. El consideră că dintr-o perspectivă psihologică, Batman este unul dintre cei mai fascinanţi eroi.

CBC Book Club: Books about Batman

From CBC Books: This week, millions of Batman fans will be lining up to see The Dark Knight Rises, the third and final instalment of the critically acclaimed films by director Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale as the titular billionaire crime-fighter. Since artist Bob Kane created Batman (and his secret identity Bruce Wayne) in […]