The Psychology of Dexter

The Psychology of Dexter

Book - 2010
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Dexter Morgan: Police forensic analyst. Family man. Serial killer. And the star of Showtime's most-watched series, Dexter.

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 Dexter's 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 Dexter's--and Dexter's--psyche.
Publisher: Dallas : Benbella Books, [2010]
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781935251972
Branch Call Number: 791.4572 DEX PSY
Characteristics: vi, 256 pages.
Additional Contributors: Wilson, Leah
DePaulo, Bella M.


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Aug 09, 2011

If you love the Dexter TV series, then this is a must-read accompaniment! A series of interesting essays by various psychologists with different takes on Dexter (clinical, social, and even industrial-organizational psychologists). I found some chapters a bit dense and academic (and I have a graduate degree in I-O psych), but for the most part the chapters are easily understood by the average reader.

Apr 21, 2011

I absolutely loved this book! If you are a fan of the series it's a must read. Very interesting insights into all the characters especially Dexter.

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