Travis Langley, Ph.D., authored the acclaimed book BATMAN AND PSYCHOLOGY: A DARK AND STORMY KNIGHT (Wiley; Turner Publishing). He is the editor and lead writer for Sterling Publishing's series on psychology and popular culture, including THE WALKING DEAD PSYCHOLOGY: PSYCH OF THE LIVING DEAD; STAR WARS PSYCHOLOGY: DARK SIDE OF THE MIND; GAME OF THRONES PSYCHOLOGY: THE MIND IS DARK AND FULL OF TERRORS; DOCTOR WHO PSYCHOLOGY: A MADMAN WITH A BOX; and CAPTAIN AMERICA VS. IRON MAN: FREEDOM, SECURITY, PSYCHOLOGY. A psychology professor who teaches on the psychology of crime, mental illness, social behavior, and media at Henderson State University, he received his bachelor's degree from Hendrix College and his doctorate in psychology from Tulane University.
Travis has also been a child abuse investigator, courtroom expert, and undefeated champion on the "Wheel of Fortune" game show. He appears as an expert interviewee in the documentaries "Legends of the Knight," "Comic Book Literacy," and "Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics." The New York Times (front page), CNN, MTV, and many other news outlets have covered his work.
Over 100,000 follow him on Twitter, where he ranks among the dozen most popular psychologists as @Superherologist. An organizer of the Comics Arts Conference, he regularly speaks as a panelist discussing the psychology of superheroes at conventions like San Diego Comic-Con International, WonderCon, Wizard World, and New York Comic Con, joined by great people like Bat-Films executive producer Michael Uslan, legendary comic book writers (Steve Englehart, Danny Fingeroth, Dennis O'Neil, Scott Snyder, Len Wein, Marv Wolfman), renowned artists (Neal Adams, Greg Capullo, Jerry Robinson), Star Trek captains (Scott Bakula, Sir Patrick Stewart), Supermen (Dean Cain, Brandon Routh), Batmen (Kevin Conroy, Adam West), a Catwoman (Lee Meriwether), and many more.
PsychologyToday.com runs his online column, "Beyond Heroes and Villains."