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Saturday, June 29 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
What Is A Hero? Exploring the Psychology of Heroism

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Twelve sub-types of heroes have been identified in psychology. They inspire us,  and when we identify with them, their circumstances can help us make sense of our own lives. Who is your favorite hero from Harry Potter? Join us as we explore the psychology of heroism in the Harry Potter characters and talk about the type of hero that is your favorite character.

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Leslie Hathorn

Lesley Hathorn is a professor of cognitive psychology at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She studies how we can use the art of the magic of words to learn about the science of behavior. She is delighted to be discussing Harry Potter in the context of psychology. She has presented... Read More →

Mary-Louise Hathorn

Mary-Louise Hathorn is a junior at the University of Denver, majoring in biology and doing silly science stuff. Her alter ego majors in fangirling and spends most of her time watching YouTubers, scrolling through Tumblr and reading young adult literature. She’s really doing this... Read More →

Saturday June 29, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm