1. caraobrien:

    Bonding with Batman could make you stronger

    …Past research has shown that seeing muscular figures can make men feel badly about their own bodies, similar to the way seeing stick-thin supermodels can make women question their weight.

    But the same effect may not hold true for our favorite comic book characters.

    The study, published this week in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, suggests watching superheroes can actually increase males’ self esteem - and might make mere mortals stronger.

    Read more…

    (via stfuconservatives)

     
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    This is really interesting, and I’d like to read the actual paper. Basically the idea is this, Different images affect...
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    Where were these fun, and geeky social psych students when I was in grad school? In other words, why did I never think...