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The Psychology of Superheroes

An Unauthorized Exploration (Psychology of Popular Culture series)

by Robin Rosenberg

  • 390 Want to read
  • 15 Currently reading

Published by Benbella Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Popular psychology,
  • Popular Culture,
  • Psychoanalysis,
  • Social Science,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Psychology,
  • Sociology,
  • General,
  • Popular Culture - General,
  • Social Science / Popular Culture,
  • Movements - Psychoanalysis,
  • Conduct of life,
  • Heroes,
  • Typology (Psychology)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12339430M
    ISBN 101933771313
    ISBN 109781933771311


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