Trade Day: Why Kids Need Superheroes

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Email:nathangandy (at) (Replace (at) with @ for real address.)
Category:Trade Day Event
Rules:Game system not specified
Time slot:Wed Aug 13 11:00 am - noon (1 hour )
Host:Nathan Gandy (Crowder College)
Ages:Everyone (6+)
Experience required:None (You've never played before - rules will be taught)
Materials provided?Yes
Location:JW Marriott, room 301
Tickets:75 out of 100 are available (as of 7:02 am Thursday August 27th, 2020)
Event added:Thu Aug 27 7:02 am

This seminar will examine the psychological, sociological, and educational benefits of superhero fantasies. Topics include identity formation, imagination, morality, and pro-social behavior.

This seminar will break down the psychological, sociological, and educational benefits that come from popular superhero stories. The discussion will include an examination of popular heroes and what they can teach us about our emotions, our fears, and our behaviors. We will discuss superheros as the new mythology, serving many of the roles of classic literature and ancient myth. We will examine how superheroes influence a child's identity formation, imagination, and can even encourage pro-social behaviors. Educators, child development professionals, parents, and anyone who loves the world of superheroes are welcome to join the discussion.

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