The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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Lisbeth Salander, heroine of Stieg Larssona€™s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, is one of the most compelling, complex characters of our time. Is she an avenging angel? A dangerous outlaw? What makes Salander tick, and why is our response to hera€”and to Larssona€™s Millennium trilogya€”so strong? In The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 19 psychologists and psychiatrists attempt to do what even expert investigator Mikael Blomkvist could not: understand Lisbeth Salander. a€c What does Lisbetha€™s infamous dragon tattoo really say about her? a€c Why is Lisbeth so drawn to Mikael, and what would they both need to do to make a relationship work? a€c How do we explain men like Martin Vanger, Nils Bjurman, and Alexander Zalachenko? Is Lisbeth just as sexist and as psychopathic as they are? a€c What is it about Lisbeth that allows her to survive, even thrive, under extraordinary conditions? a€c How is Lisbeth like a Goth-punk Rorschach test? And what do we learn about ourselves from what we see in her?The X-Men wear black leather, too (at least in films), as do other superheroes such as the Punisher. Salandera#39;s costume also consists of body piercings, tattoos , and a coif that together scream a€œGotha€ and dona#39;t inspire the sense of security that tights and a ... Salander knows that people make inferences about her; she chooses to dress that way because she wants people to form a certain impression of her.

Title:The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Author:Robin S. Rosenberg, Shannon O'Neill, Lynne McDonald-Smith
Publisher:BenBella Books, Inc. - 2013-08-21


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