The Psychology of Harry Potter

An Unauthorized Examination of the Boy Who Lived
Edited by Neil Mulholland, PhD

Harry Potter has provided a portal to the wizarding world for millions
of readers, but an examination of Harry, his friends and his enemies
will take us on yet another journey: through the psyche of the Muggle
(and wizard!) mind. The twists and turns of the series, as well as the
psychological depth and complexity of J. K. Rowling’s characters, have
kept fans enthralled with and puzzling over the many mysteries that
permeate Hogwarts and beyond: Do the Harry Potter books encourage
disobedience? Why is everyone so fascinated by Professor Lupin? What
exactly will Harry and his friends do when they finally pass those
N.E.W.T.s? Do even wizards live by the ticking of the clock? Is Harry
destined to end up alone? And why did it take Ron and Hermione so long
to get together? Now, in The Psychology of Harry Potter,
leading psychologists delve into the ultimate Chamber of Secrets,
analyzing human mind and motivation by examining the themes and
characters that make the Harry Potter books the bestselling fantasy
series of all time. Grab a spot on the nearest couch, and settle in for
some fresh revelations about our favorite young wizard!

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Posted November 21st As geeks with discerning taste ourselves, we know they can be hard to shop for.

Whether you’re buying gifts for a Potterhead, Whedonite, Twi-hard, or Trekkie–or something that’s too geeky to name–we’ve got the perfect pick.

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  1. The Psychology of Harry Potter. Get inside Harry’s head, with professional help. [From Smart Pop]
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