Psychgeist of Pop Culture

Over the last few decades, interest in pop psychology has grown faster than most of our Netflix backlogs. This new series from ETC Press will highlight iconic pop culture content from television, film, literature, and video games through an examination of the psychological mechanisms that endear us to these stories for a lifetime.

If you have a proposal for a new title in this series, please contact the series editor, Rachel Kowert, at [email protected].

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Edited By: Rachel Kowert, PhD

In a world where men are monsters and monsters are men – who is the real monster?

Edited By: Jessica Tompkins, PhD

The Way of the Mandalorian and The Path of the Jedi. When these worlds collide, what forces shape the denizens of the Star Wars universe who follow these creeds?

Edited By: Arienne Ferchaud, PhD

Seven super-powered siblings seem destined to save the world…but only if they can survive their dysfunctional family dynamics.

Edited By: Raffael Boccamazzo, PsyD

A flat world where stories have the power to shape reality – but what power do these stories have to shape our considerably more round world?

Edited By: Sarah Hays, PsyD

Technological advancement outpaces our expectations and wildest dreams – but at what cost?

Edited By: Kelli Dunlap, PsyD

Do do do do dooo doot dooo doot, do do do do do dooo doot MOM!

Edited By: Christine Tomlinson

Saving the world repeatedly with unpleasant news and witty one-liners.

Edited By: Jared Kilmer

When empowered by an enigmatic, celestial force to protect the citizens of Earth’s last city, will you choose to be brave and become legend?

Edited By: Elizabeth Kilmer

Escape from the corporate grind of the city, connect with nature, and build community at your pace in this pixelated countryside.

Edited By: Anton Roberts

A group of heroic (albeit sarcastic) children, is all that stands between us and the obliteration of our world.

Edited By: Amelia Herbst

Maybe we’re all the Dragonborn?
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