Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind

Author(s): Travis Langley

Brain & Neuroscience

From its very first frame, the Star Wars series created a compelling universe, with complex characters and engaging storytelling. In advance of the highly anticipated new movie, Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, this essay collection offers a fascinating and unauthorized psychological analysis of every aspect of George Lucas's richly rendered world. A group of expert contributors, edited by Travis Langley, examines such topics as family ties, Jedi qualities, masculinity, girl power, and the values embodied in both the "dark" and "light" sides of these always-spellbinding films.


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A fascinating and unauthorised psychological analysis of every aspect of the Star Wars series. Contains a collection of essays from a group of expert contributors. The highly anticipated new movie Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens is released in December 2015.

Travis Langley is a professor of psychology and the author of Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight (Wiley). He's a regular speaker on the subjects of heroism and pop culture at psychology conferences and fan conventions alike, including San Diego Comic Con, New York Comic Con, and the Comics Art Conference. He writes an online column "Beyond Heroes and Villains" for

General Fields

  • : 9781454917366
  • : Sterling Publishing Co Inc
  • : Sterling
  • : December 2015
  • : 229mm X 152mm X 19mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Travis Langley
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 791.4375
  • : 272
  • : B/w throughout