Popular Culture Psychology

The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them
edited by Travis Langley


Paperback | Nov 2019 | Sterling | 9781454935421 | 304pp | 229x152mm | GEN | AUD$22.99

A fascinating analysis of the psychology behind one of the greatest supervillains of all time: Batman's greatest nemesis, The Joker. 

Since he was first written in 1940, The Joker has evolved into one of the most complex and confounding psychological creations in pop culture: a criminal mastermind, but also an unhinged psychopath. The Joker Psychology: Evil Clowns and the Women Who Love Them offers a rare opportunity in which to examine the various iterations of a twisted psyche — as well as the personalities who are inexorably drawn to it. Special attention is paid to the strange dynamics of relationships like the one between Harley Quinn and the clown she loves.