Category Archives: Antisocial Personality Disorder

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 91: “Live! The Psychology of Harley Quinn with Jimmy Palmiotti”

Harley Quinn has evolved from The Joker’s sidekick to a kick-butt protag with agency, tenacity and personality that leaps off the pages of comics.  For this special edition of our… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 89: “Suicide Squad”

In this special episode of The Arkham Sessions, we give our psychology-focused review of the 2016 film, Suicide Squad, offering up our thoughts about Jared Leto’s Joker, Margot Robbie’s Harley… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 88: “The Killing Joke”

How could we not analyze the most controversial and divisive Batman story ever written?! Love it or hate it, The Killing Joke is one of the most influential and consequential books… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 85: “Make ‘Em Laugh”

This week, we learn that Batman doesn’t have much of a sense of humor.  OK, we sort of already knew about that. But for the first time, we’re introduced to… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 84: Lock-Up

This week, we catch up with a new villain in Gotham City! Arkham Asylum’s chief security guard Lyle Bolton accuses groups such as the media, police department, and Gotham City… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 74: “Batman Returns” (1992)

Our special holiday episode this year is dedicated to the film Batman Returns! It’s the sequel to Tim Burton’s Batman (1989), which ushered in a more serious and mysterious incarnation… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 72: “Harlequinade”

Harley Quinn is predicted to be the number 1 Halloween costume in the U.S. this week, and it is without a doubt she’s one of the most intriguing characters in… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 71: “The Terrible Trio”

They are Gotham’s elite! Or so they think.  They’re the “Terrible Trio,” a burgling threesome who target the rich–not because they need the money, but simply because they’re “bored.”  Dressed… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 66: “Sideshow”

In this episode, we tackle the challenging topic of behavioral reformation. Can criminal offenders really reform? Is criminality something a person can overcome? Or is a law-breaking lifestyle simply inevitable… Read the Rest »

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The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 57: “Harley and Ivy”

Why do we stay with people who hurt us? Why are so-called “toxic” relationships sometimes the hardest ones to leave? And what can we do when those relationships become too… Read the Rest »