Category Archives: Harris (Thomas)

Hillary & the Pressure To Be a Cool Girl

Understanding the popularity of Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” amongst young women helps explain the mixed feelings about Hillary Clinton. She’s not a “cool girl.” But this is actually good.

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Why Literary Psychopaths Fascinate Us

My student, an English-psychology double major, is exploring if the depiction of psychopathic killers in dramas like “Psycho,” “Silence of the Lambs,” “Dexter” and “Gone Girl” is accurate–and, more interestingly, what are fascination with such stories tells us about ourselves.

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Studying the Psychology of the Thriller

Currently I am mentoring a English-psychology double major as she studies psychological thrillers that feature Antisocial Personality Disorders, such as “Psycho” and “Silence of the Lambs.”

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