Psychopathology in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: the Use of Star Wars’ Dark Side in Teaching

  title={Psychopathology in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: the Use of Star Wars’ Dark Side in Teaching},
  author={Ryan C. W. Hall and Susan Hatters Friedman},
  journal={Academic Psychiatry},
Star Wars is well known, timeless, universal, and incorporated into shared culture. Trainees have grown up with the movies, and based on their enduring popularity, attending psychiatrists are likely to have seen them too. This article highlights psychopathology from the Dark Side of Star Wars films which can be used in teaching. These include as follows: borderline and narcissistic personality traits, psychopathy, PTSD, partner violence risk, developmental stages, and of course Oedipal… 

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