Orphans and heroes : an investigation into the motivation of popular superheroes

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dc.contributor.advisor Lindberg, Laurie K.
dc.contributor.author Lambright, Hunter
dc.date.accessioned 2013-08-12T14:11:39Z
dc.date.available 2013-08-12T14:11:39Z
dc.date.created 2013-05
dc.date.issued 2013-05
dc.identifier.other A-347
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/197586
dc.description.abstract Despite the growing popularity of superhero movies with modem audiences, relatively little in the field of psychology has been applied to. superheroes to understand the motivation it would take for a person with superhuman powers to become a superhero. This paper documents the origins and the underlying "dead parents" factor between four major superheroes: Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, and Wolverine. Utilizing psychological research on motivation and revenge, the paper then applies these concepts to the heroes and the violent loss of their parents while taking into consideration the needs of the writers and the historical zeitgeist surrounding each character's creation.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology.
dc.title Orphans and heroes : an investigation into the motivation of popular superheroes en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1709317


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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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