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Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind Paperback – October 27, 2015
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"...an absorbing read, examining the ideas and core values of why we love Star Wars, encouraging us think about the movies and characters in new and unpredictable ways. There's something for everyone in this fun and fascinating volume, a good addition to any Star Wars fan's bookshelf." - The BiblioSanctum
"That's the beauty of this book and Star Wars, it makes you think. I highly recommend this to any Star Wars fan that wants to dig a little deeper into why the characters we've come to know and love act as they do." - The Cantina Cast
"...a collection of thought-provoking essays and psychological analyses of the films, including themes of villainy and heroism, gender and family. (Spoiler: the Skywalker family has some serious issues.)" - Kirkus Reviews
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- Carrie Goldman, from her foreword
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Most chapters are independent essays that raise a different question, or examine certain psychological characteristics within the Star Wars universe. Therefore, there is a different author and writing style for each chapter. Some chapters are written excellently. Others, however, are full of mistakes; grammatical mistakes, mislabling of figures and diagrams, and a failure to correctly cite which Star Wars movie is being referred to.
This book seemed like a great idea; it combined my interest in psychology with my love of Star Wars. However, it does not appear to be edited very well. Failure to identify simple grammatical and citation errors, in addition to the greater frustration of not properly referencing Star Wars, lead this book not not reach its potential.
It is okay, 3 out of 5. Worth about 5 bucks, or worth a read if you get it for free.