Travis Langley

Travis Langley

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Travis Langley, Ph.D., authored the acclaimed book BATMAN AND PSYCHOLOGY: A DARK AND STORMY KNIGHT (Wiley; Turner Publishing). He is the editor, lead writer and head nerd of the herd on more than a dozen anthologies in his Popular Culture Psychology series, including SPIDER-MAN PSYCHOLOGY: UNTANGLING WEBS, STRANGER THINGS PSYCHOLOGY: LIFE UPSIDE DOWN, DOCTOR WHO PSYCHOLOGY: TIMES CHANGE, and CAPTAIN AMERICA VS. IRON MAN: FREEDOM, SECURITY, PSYCHOLOGY (with foreword by Stan Lee). A distinguished professor of psychology at Henderson State University, he teaches on the psychology of crime, mental illness, media, and 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. . 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, renowned novelists (Larry Niven, Greg Bear, David Brin), legendary comic book writers (Brian Michael Bendis, Dennis O'Neil, Gail Simone, Scott Snyder, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman), 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. Psychology Today runs his online column, "Beyond Heroes and Villains." Online, he's easy to find. Just look for Superherologist on Twitter, where he's one of the ten most followed psychologists, or DrTravisLangley everywhere else.

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