Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Holiday Book in Review: The Psychology of Harry Potter

The Psychology of Harry Potter An Unauthorized Examination of the Boy Who Lived Edited by: Neil Mulholland, Ph.D.
Non-fiction psychology, pop culture 324 pages
Book Count: 89

This book is made up of a collection of essays on Harry Potter and the world of wizards and how it relates to psychology. The essays are all from 2006 and so were written before the series was finished. The book is divided into 6 main ideas with 3-6 essays in each section. The sections are on Hogwarts, Harry's future psychological well being, magic, the world of wizards, the world of muggles and using Harry Potter in actual therapy.

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