Published Works For a General Audience
(Edited by Robin Rosenberg, published by Oxford University Press.) A collection of essays by psychologists that focus on what we are fascinated by superheroes, the ways in which we are psychologically similar to and different from superheroes, and the ways in which human nature is reflected in their stories--even the stories about aliens and demi-gods.
(Edited by Robin Rosenberg & Peter Coogan, published by Oxford University Press.) A collection of essays by comic book writers, editors, and comic scholars that address the title question. Contributors include Kurt Busiek, Tom DeFalco, Danny Fingeroth, Stan Lee, Paul Levitz, Jeph Loeb, Ivory Madison, Dennis O'Neil, Joe Quesada, and Fred Van Lente.
A book about seven superhero origins stories, what they reveal about the superheroes' personality, how they reflect the findings of psychological research, why we're interested in their origin stories, and what their stories can teach us about ourselves.
This book that examines Batman's psychological "issues" and problems to determine whether he has any psychological disorders and if so, which one(s). With a foreword by Dennis O'Neil. (Click here for instructions to submit stories about Batman's symptoms.)
(Edited by Robin S. Rosenberg & Shannon O'Neill, published by BenBella Books.) An anthology of essays by psychologists who examine different facets of Lisbeth Salander's life and character.
I edited this book of essays about superheroes, written by psychologists. The essays examine the implications of having superpowers and of superheroes functioning in society, seen through the lens of psychological research and theories. My essay is: "Superman's Personality: From Krypton, Kansas, or Both?"
This is a book of essays about Harry Potter, written by psychologists. The essays examine different facets of Harry Potter and the magical world, seen through the lens of psychological research and theories. My essay is: "What Do Students Learn From Hogwarts Classes?"
This is a book of essays about the Twilight Series, written by psychologists. The essays examine different facets of the series. My essay is: "Vegetarian Vamps: On Changing Hard-to-Change Habits."
This easy-t0-read and easy-to-implement short book provides effective tools and techniques to get your started on improving your relationship with your body: To approach your body honestly and without judgment, and to recognize the ways that your body serves you well. For additional readings, click here.