Peek inside the mind of Dexter Morgan—police forensic analyst, family man, serial killer, and the star of Showtime’s most-watched series—with essays from seventeen psychologists and avid fans.
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? What makes a show about a serial killer so appealing to those of us at home. And do we need to be worried about our own Dark Passengers?
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, this book gives fans a peek inside Dexter’s psyche.
Think you know Dexter? The Psychology of Dexter will make you think again.
About the Editor
Title: The Psychology of Dexter
editor: Bella Depaulo, PhD
Publication Date: September 7, 2010
Publisher: Smart Pop, an imprint of BenBella Books, Inc.
Price: $17.95 US
Page Count: 224