News & Events
March 12, 2013
Is Batman psychotic? Does he have PTSD? Why has Batman, born on the eve of World War II, endured and grown as an iconic character and what does that say about us? Travis Langley, author of "Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight" (Wiley, 2012) will probe these questions and more in a talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at UNC Asheville's Lipinsky Auditorium.
Langley, a professor of psychology at Henderson State University in Arkansas, has been a child-abuse investigator and expert witness. He is also immersed in pop culture as an organizer of the Comic Arts Conference and a regular commentator on superhero psychology at other similar events. He was an undefeated champion on Wheel of Fortune.
Langley's talk is free and open to the public, sponsored by UNC Asheville's Psychology Club, the university's Psi Chi national honor society chapter, and the Department of Psychology. For more information, contact Michael Neelon of the psychology faculty at 828.250.2359.