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 is an entertaining textbook.  Each essay is primarily an explanation of a fundamental psychological concept with some relevant examples from Supernatural included to illustrate the point…Supernatural Psychology will give you a fuller appreciation for the Winchesters and the depth of their struggles, and for the program in general.  …a terrific job of tying together so many concepts, and the editors of this book, as well as those who contributed the essays, are to be applauded for laying everything out in such a clear and informative fashion.” –  Clutter

Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth 
edited  by Travis Langley & Mara Wood
foreword by Trina Robbins

 “Absolutely fantastic!” – Retroist

“The best Wonder Woman book ever!!” – Christie Marston, Wonder Woman Museum/Wonder Woman Family Network

Doctor Who Psychology: A Madman with a Box 
edited by Travis Langley
foreword by Katy Manning

“A cracking read. They know their Who inside out and the science is impeccable. Much of it concerns subjects close to my heart and they hit the bullseye every time…. This is an exceptional example of what must now be regarded as a legitimate genre.” – The Psychologist (British Psychological Society)

“This book is a must-read for every Whovian!” – Night Owl Reviews

Game of Thrones Psychology: The Mind is Dark and Full of Terrors 
edited by Travis Langley
foreword by Kyle Maddock

“It’s super interesting and inspired me….” – PBS BrainCraft

“Look, there’s going to be at least one person in your life who doesn’t connect to great literature or nonfiction that doesn’t have a fantasy/​sci-fi element to it. Give that person a copy of this book. It gathers essays about George R.R. Martin’s texts and the HBO series that are actually literate, well written and informative. Dwarves and dragons have never been more relevant.” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology myths

“A thought-provoking collection…” – Comics Grinder

“This book is wonderfully fascinating and helps shine a whole new light on comics, and the critical implications of these stories. You are even treated to a forward written by Stan Lee and his view on the deeper meanings of comic book characters. If you’re looking to delve deeper into the mythos, crack this open immediately.” – Geek Chic Elite

“…an excellent example of how psychology can be applied beyond mere case studies and real-life events. Discussing theories from areas such as cognitive, developmental, moral and social psychology, the editor, Travis Langley, and the book’s many contributors apply psychology in such a novel way that is sure be of interest to both psychology readers and comic-book fans alike.” – The Psychologist, British Psychological Society

“Travis Langley has pulled together an entertaining collection of essays in Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology to discuss these great responsibilities. It is the perfect companion for the philosophical fan who wants to gain a better understanding of what it means to be a hero or for the casual fan who just left the theater wanting to slip into their hero’s shoes.” – Amazing Stories

Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind
edited by Travis Langley
foreword by Carrie Goldman

“There’s something for everyone in this fun and fascinating volume, a good addition to any Star Wars fan’s bookshelf.” – The BiblioSanctum

“Thought-provoking.” – Kirkus Reviews

“The book is awesome.” – Sci-Fi & Fantasy Buzz

Star Trek Psychology: The Mental Frontier

“Five stars.” – Dawn Reviews Books
“Loved the book. It was awesome! It was hard to put down!” – Dawn on Twitter

The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead
edited by Travis Langley
foreword by John Russo

The Walking Dead Psychology is the perfect blend of insightful scholarship, pop-culture savvy and bloody good fun. Highly recommended!” – Jonathan Maberry, best-selling author

“One of the most fascinating books I read this year…. Required reading for zombies with brains.” – Brian Keene, best-selling author

“Those interested in #TWD and/or psychology, check it out.” – actor Andrew J. West (Gareth on The Walking Dead)

Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight
by Travis Langley
foreword by Michael Uslan, introduction by Dennis O’Neil

“A fantastic look into the inner workings of one of comic book’s most compelling, dynamic characters; a masterfully written analysis/love note to the Dark Knight.” – FindYourGeek.com


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