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House and Psychology: Humanity Is Overrated

House and Psychology: Humanity Is Overrated

House and Psychology: Humanity Is Overrated

House and Psychology: Humanity Is Overrated

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An irresistible look within the mind and behind the hit TV drama, House

While House is a smart medical drama and Gregory House faces countless ethical quandaries as a doctor, what makes the show unique is that it's much more deeply rooted in psychology than in medicine. At its core, House is a show about the mind and human behavior. Gregory House is a medical genius and a Sherlock Holmesian figure, but he's also a deeply troubled misanthrope. What's going on inside the brain of this beloved, arrogant, cane-waving curmudgeon that is so appealing? House and Psychology tackles this question and explores the latest findings in brain science research, defines addiction in its many forms, and diagnoses dysfunctional relationships, all using test cases at Princeton-Plainsboro Hospital.

  • Offers a revealing psychological profile of Gregory House and his team
  • Uses the latest psychological theory and research to answer questions ranging from "How does House handle addiction?" to"Why does he act like such a jerk?"
  • Features contributions from a group of world-renowned psychological experts who also happen to love House

Essential reading for every House fan, House and Psychology will help you discover the extraordinary mental universe of your favorite brilliant, bombastic, bile-belching doctor of medicine.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470945551
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/01/2011
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ted Cascio writes for the Hollywood PhD blog in Psychology Today. He teaches psychology at Universidad de Deusto in the Basque region of northern Spain.

Leonard L. Martin is a professor of social psychology at the University of Georgia.

Table of Contents


Introduction: An Ailment-Free Primer.

Part One. The Good: Unlimited Vicodin.

1. In the Patients’ Best Interests? Perspectives on Why We Help Others (Ted Cascio).

2. Authenticity in the House: Will the Real House Please Stand Up? (Brian M. Goldman and Samuel J. Maddox).

3. The Creative Side of House: It’s the Last Muse on the Right (Lile Jia and Edward R. Hirt).

4. Love, Liking and Lupus: House and Relationships (Lindsey M. Rodriguez and C. Raymond Knee).

5. House and Happiness: A Differential Diagnosis (Nancy L. Sin, Katherine M. Jacobs, and Sonja Lyubomirsky).

6. Not Even Gregory House Is an Island: The Role of Social Support in House (Megan L. Knowles).

7. The Psychology of Humor in House (Arnie Cann and Adam T. Cann).

Part Two. The Bad: Psychological Malpractice.

8. House and Narcissism: Why Are Flawed Heroes Simply Irresistible? (Mark Alicke).

9. Everyone Lies (Bella DePaulo).

10. “An Addict, Is an Addict, Is a…’ – Defining Addiction (Haran Sivapalan).

11. Rebellion at Princeton-Plainsboro: House and Conformity (Jolanda Jetter and Fiona Kate Barlow).

12. Casting the House Characters on the Values Circumplex (Delroy L. Paulhus & Miranda L. Abild).

Part Three. The Ugly: “Is That my EKG?”

13. Power in House (Joris Lammers and Anne Brain).

14. House on the Brain (Antoinette Miller).

15. A Hospital Full of People but only Five Personality Dimensions: The Big Five Personality Factors (Peter J. Rentfrow & Jennifer A. McDonald).

16. “You Are Not as Special As You Think”: The Political Psychology of House, M.D. (Jesse Wynhausen, John T. Jost, and Gregory L. Murphy).

Part Four. “The Awe-Inspiring”: House Rocks!

17. House: Hero, Anti-Hero, or Just an As#@&!* who Likes to Get His Way? (Leonard L. Martin & Matthew Sanders).

Contributors: The Ph.D.s of Princeton-Plainsboro.

Index: Anatomy of a Book. 

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