The Psychology of Dexter

BenBella Books, Inc., 7 . 2010 . - 224 .
Aimed at Dexter devotees and armchair psychologists, The Psychology of Dexter takes on the psychological complexities of the popular series with an eye towards insight and accessibility. It analyzes not just the title character, but his family, coworkers, and even his viewers. What makes Dexter tick? And what makes a show about a serial killer so appealing to those of us at home?

From the implications of faking normalcy (could it be behind Dexters still-in-progress emotional growth?) to where the show weighs in on the psychological debate between nature and nurture, The Psychology of Dexter gives fans a peek inside Dextersand Dexterspsyche.

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LibraryThing Review

  - schatzi - LibraryThing

Part of the "The Psychology of [pop culture item here]" series, this book is a collection of essays about the show Dexter. The authors present a myriad of different opinions and ideas - one essay ...

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  - MartyAllen - LibraryThing

The essays in this book provide an insightful look into the psychology of the TV show in particular and psychology in general. References are just as interesting as the essay material themselves, and ...




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