Travis Langley
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Travis Langley

Travis Langley, Ph.D., authored the acclaimed book BATMAN AND PSYCHOLOGY: A DARK AND STORMY KNIGHT (Wiley; Turner Publishing). He is the editor and lead writer for Sterling Publishing's Popular Culture Psychology series, including THE WALKING DEAD PSYCHOLOGY: PSYCH OF THE LIVING DEAD, WONDER WOMAN PSYCHOLOGY: LASSOING THE TRUTH, and CAPTAIN AMERICA VS. IRON MAN: FREEDOM, SECURITY, PSYCHOLOGY (with foreword by Stan Lee) along with looks at Star Wars, Star Trek, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Daredevil, Westworld, and more. A distinguished professor of psychology at Henderson State University, he teaches on the psychology of crime, mental illness, media, social behavior.

Travis has also been a child abuse investigator, courtroom expert, and undefeated champion on the "Wheel of Fortune" game show. He received his degrees in psychology from Hendrix College and Tulane University. The film "Legends of the Knight" features a segment on how he uses fictional characters to teach real psychology. He appears as an expert interviewee in documentaries such as "Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics," "Superheroes Decoded," and "Batman and Bill." The New York Times (front page), CNN, MTV, and many other news outlets have covered his work.

Over 100,000 follow him as @Superherologist on Twitter, where he ranks among the ten most popular psychologists. An organizer of the Comics Arts Conference, he regularly speaks as a panelist discussing the psychology of superheroes at conventions like San Diego Comic-Con International, Wizard World, and New York Comic Con, joined by people like Bat-Films executive producer Michael Uslan, legendary comic book writers (Steve Englehart, Danny Fingeroth, Dennis O'Neil, Scott Snyder, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman), renowned artists (Neal Adams, Greg Capullo, Jerry Robinson), Star Trek captains (Scott Bakula, Sir Patrick Stewart), Supermen (Dean Cain, Brandon Routh), Batmen (Kevin Conroy, Adam West), a Catwoman (Lee Meriwether), and many more.

PsychologyToday.com runs his online column, "Beyond Heroes and Villains."

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    • Batman and Psychology

    • A Dark and Stormy Knight
    • By: Travis Langley, Michael Uslan, Dennis O’Neil
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 10 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A journey behind the mask and into the mind of Gotham City's Caped Crusader, timed for the summer 2012 release of The Dark Knight Rises....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, Informative and Highly Recommended

    • By WCCC on 02-02-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Game of Thrones Psychology

    • The Mind Is Dark and Full of Terrors
    • By: Travis Langley - editor, Kyle Maddock - foreword
    • Narrated by: Liam Gerrard, Esther Wane
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This thought-provoking anthology offers a close examination of the psychology behind the intricate narrative and compelling characters in author George R.R. Martin's best-selling books and TV series based upon his books, Game of Thrones....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Read!

    • By Jake LaFrance on 05-21-18

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    • The Walking Dead Psychology

    • Psych of the Living Dead
    • By: John Russo - foreword, Travis Langley - editor
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner, Allyson Ryan
    • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    By understanding the psychological forces that drive The Walking Dead's action, fans can better grasp Robert Kirkman's compelling fictional universe....

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    • Captain America vs. Iron Man

    • Freedom, Security, Psychology
    • By: Stan Lee - Foreword, Travis Langley
    • Narrated by: Reba Buhr, Kevin T. Collins
    • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This provocative collection, edited by acclaimed media psychology writer Travis Langley and with a foreword by the legendary Stan Lee, examines the complex psychological and political choices made by Captain America and Iron Man throughout their careers....

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Doctor Who Psychology

    • A Madman with a Box
    • By: Travis Langley - editor, Katy Manning - foreword
    • Narrated by: Matthew Lloyd Davies, Esther Wane
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
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    How does an immortal deal with death? What kind of person makes the best companion? Why does the Doctor say he and Freud "got on very well"? How do the Daleks and Cybermen reflect concerns about losing our humanity? Find out....

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    • Star Trek Psychology

    • The Mental Frontier
    • By: Travis Langley - editor, Chris Gore - foreword
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer, Natasha Soudek
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    The next entry in Sterling's Popular Culture Psychology series features 20 chapters and exclusive interviews with cast members and Rod Roddenberry. In a fun and accessible way, Star Trek Psychology delves deep into the psyches of the show's well-known and beloved characters.... 

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    • Supernatural Psychology

    • Roads Less Traveled
    • By: Travis Langley, Lynn S. Zubernis, Mark R. Pellegrino, and others
    • Narrated by: Joe Hempel, Hillary Huber
    • Length: 7 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Following the adventures of two brothers who investigate deeply strange and paranormal mysteries in their never-ending road trip, the TV show Supernatural has many fans eager to better understand the psychology behind the series' themes and characters....

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Wonder Woman Psychology

    • Lassoing the Truth
    • By: Trina Robbins - foreword, Travis Langley - editor, Mara Wood - editor
    • Narrated by: Stephanie Bentley, Todd McLaren
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For 75 years, Wonder Woman has inspired people everywhere. Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth examines this powerful superhero - who was created by famous psychologist William Moulton Marston - through 20 chapters....

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