This essay collection offers a fascinating psychological analysis of the compelling and complex universe of George Lucas's richly rendered Star Wars series. A group of expert contributors examines such topics as family ties, Jedi qualities, masculinity, girl power, and the values embodied in both the "dark" and "light" sides of this psychologically spellbinding world.
VOLUME EDITOR: Travis Langley (Arkadelphia, Arkansas) is a professor of psychology and the author of Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight (Wiley, 2012). 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 PsychologyToday.com.
CONTRIBUTORS: Colt J. Blunt, PsyD * Josué Cardona, MS * Jim Davies, PhD * Karen Dill-Shackleford, PhD * William Blake Erickson, MA * Frank Gaskill, PhD * Jennifer Golbeck, PhD * Stephen Kuniak, PhD * Travis Langley, PhD * Craig Pohlman, PhD * Clay Routledge, PhD * Billy San Juan, PsyD * Janina Scarlet, PhD * Jay Scarlet, MS, MSLIS * Mara Whiteside Wood, MS * E. Paul Zehr, PhD * Jenna Busch * Joe Kraemer * Carrie Goldman, MBA *