Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth

Author(s): Edited by Travis Langley and Mara Wood

Feminism/Women's Studies | Essays & Anthologies

A fascinating analysis of the psychology behind Wonder Woman. Features 20 essays.

For 75 years, Wonder Woman has served as an inspiration to people everywhere. Wonder Woman Psychology examines this powerful superhero--who was created by famous psychologist William Moulton Marston--through 20 essays. This collection will analyze: Marston's important role in the history of forensic psychology. How Diana's relationship with her mother and Amazonian sisters shapes her to become a leader and the heroine called Wonder Woman. The ways differences in culture and gender can contribute to alienation but also to personal empowerment What roles emotion, strengths, virtues, and culture shock play in heroic behavior


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Travis Langley, PhD, is a psychology professor at Henderson State University, USA. He speaks regularly on media and heroism at universities, conferences and popular-culture conventions, including San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic Con and Wizard World conventions throughout the world.

Mara Wood holds a Ph. D. in School Psychology. Currently, she works for a public school system assessing students for educational placement. Her research focus is comic books and how they can be used in therapy and educational settings. She tends to spend most of her day reading comic books, writing about them, and thinking about comic books (kind of a one-track mind…). Mara’s other hobbies include reading manga and Star Wars novels, and playing Dungeons & Dragons. She co-hosts Talking Comics and Talking Shojo, and you can find her on twitter (@megamaramon) or on her blog, marawoodblog.com.

General Fields

  • : 9781454923435
  • : Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
  • : Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
  • : March 2017
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 741.5973
  • : 320
  • : 30 black and white illustrations
  • : Edited by Travis Langley and Mara Wood
  • : Paperback