The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Understanding Lisbeth Salander and Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy

The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Understanding Lisbeth Salander and Stieg Larsson s Millennium Trilogy Lisbeth Salander heroine of Stieg Larsson 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

  • Title: The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Understanding Lisbeth Salander and Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy
  • Author: Robin S. Rosenberg Shannon O'Neill Lynne McDonald-Smith Robert Young Rachel Rodgers Eric Bui Misty K. Hook David Anderegg
  • ISBN: 9781936661343
  • Page: 283
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lisbeth Salander, heroine of Stieg Larsson 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 her and to Larsson s Millennium trilogy so strong In The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 19 psychologistLisbeth Salander, heroine of Stieg Larsson 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 her and to Larsson s Millennium trilogy 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 What does Lisbeth s infamous dragon tattoo really say about her Why is Lisbeth so drawn to Mikael, and what would they both need to do to make a relationship work How do we explain men like Martin Vanger, Nils Bjurman, and Alexander Zalachenko Is Lisbeth just as sexist and as psychopathic as they are What is it about Lisbeth that allows her to survive, even thrive, under extraordinary conditions How is Lisbeth like a Goth punk Rorschach test And what do we learn about ourselves from what we see in her

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    1. I selected this book thinking it would be a fun, light, "Psychology Today" sort of easy read. The group of essays are very scholarly, and referenced, presented in a serious, scientific manner. It took me longer than I thought to read it, because it was another of those books that causes me to cross reference, and to reflect on the writing. One of the contributors Opined that Stieg Larsson was one of the most brilliant authors of our time. After reading the various viewpoints, and aspects of the [...]

    2. So far I have read the trilogy, a biography of Larsson, and now this anthology so I can say that this series and the characters are pretty intriguing to me. All the essays in this anthology are written by psychologists and psychiatrists are definitely biased towards Lisbeth given her victim status. This collection of essays covered a lot of ground that I learned in my undergraduate psychology studies but made the material much more engaging through case study analysis of a compelling character l [...]

    3. If you're like me, then the thought of psychological analysis makes you a little confused. It's not that I don't understand the basic tenants of psychology (I did fairly well in psych 101 in college!), but the finer points of psychoanalysis make me glad that I'm not a psychologist or psychiatrist. I'm used to hard data, such as percent oxygen, protein yields, and absorbance values. To observe one's character and make a complete analysis just based on personality traits or familial history alone [...]

    4. The book was interesting and covered a lot of material. I like how everything seemed relevant and fit with the story because oftentimes with books like this you see them forcing the story into the different concepts where it doesn't really work. Didn't get a higher rating though because I kept finding myself vacillating between extreme interest and complete apathy.

    5. There are quite a lot of books like this around but I've never read one before, mainly because I thought they might be a bit to simplistic. The whole idea behind these types of books I did always like. For someone who has little knowledge of psychology it can be a good way of getting across information in a way that's fun to read and easy to understand. Because psychological concepts and ideas can be related to characters whom the reader is already familiar with it makes it easy to put these ide [...]

    6. Fascinating read actually. Made me want to reread the trilogy (for like the eighth time)Also made me really upset to remember that Stieg Larsson is dead now and there won't be any more official books so many of the contributors mused about what might have occurred in future books, it almost made me want to cry realizing that those books will never exist.That aside, the book does take some effort to read, lots of psychological jargon not my strong suit, but some of the essays were truly excellent [...]

    7. One of the big reasons I enjoyed The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is because the writing is engaging, which is not always the case when reading psychology texts. The contributing writers do not dumb anything down, but instead present the information in layman’s terms. Please remember these essays contain the views of the author(s) and may not always reflect your own views or opinions after reading Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. I enjoyed the book and I felt it gave some [...]

    8. If you are a fan of the trilogy then it may be worth having a read of this. Purely because when reading the trilogy it is so fast-paced sometimes you don't get the chance to stop and think 'why'? Hence, this book adds a few more insights and potentially views you didn't previously consider. However, it is worth mentioning it is not as good as Stieg Larsson's trilogy and it is slightly repetitive throughout, purely because it has extracts from many commentators all trying to make similar points i [...]

    9. When I saw this on a library shelf I felt a warmth sensation filling me up inside.I have, since the very first read of the The millennium Trilogy, been continuously involved in learning further about the books, the characters and of course, Steig himself.However, when it came to reading this book it seemed to pinpoint on a section and then repeating its meaning with large words that over-powered one another.I love psychology and I love the trilogy and anything belonging to this.However, I didn't [...]

    10. Like most anthology-type books, this one had it's highs and lows. Probably more a 2.5 rating for me. It was interesting to get a deeper look into the character and see how authentically she was written, but things did get a bit repetitive.

    11. Some of the best essays include Lisbeth as a gender outlaw and superhero. Avoid "If Lisbeth Salander were real" and the one written like a psychologist's report. Both are utter garbage.

    12. Loved it!! I like how each psychologist or psychologists contributed to the interesting topics!Pretty genetic review- granted but definitely spoke to my psychologist side :)

    13. Psychology is so much easier to understand (not to mention more interesting) when it is applied to a person or character that you know and love. I thoroughly enjoyed this collection of essays.

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