Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth

Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth

by Trina Robbins

Lasso the truth....
A fascinating analysis of the psychology behind Wonder Woman. For 75 years, Wonder Woman has served as an inspiration to people everywhere. Wonder Woman Psychology: Lassoing the Truth examines this powerful superhero--who was created by famous psychologist William Moulton Marston--through 20 chapters, including some very special interviews and the previously unpublished memoir of Elizabeth Holloway Marston. This collection analyzes:
  • 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.
  • And what it truly means to be a wonder.
Contributors:
Jenna Busch * Erin Currie * Wind Goodfriend * Annamaria Formichella-Elsden * Tim Hanley * J. Scott Jordan * Lara Taylor Kester * Nina Taylor Kester * Alan Kistler * Rebecca M. Langley * Travis Langley * Martin Lloyd * Emilio J. C. Lobato * Mike Madrid * Elizabeth Holloway Marston * Jeff Pisciotta * Trina Robbins * Janina Scarlet * Laura Vecchiolla * Eric D. Wesselman * Mara Wood * Caitlin Yogerst * Chris Yogerst * E. Paul Zehr