Spider-Man Psychology: The Challenge of Taking on Superhero Responsibilities as a Teenager

A psychological explanation of taking on superhero responsibilities—as a teenager.

In today's Psych Cinema, Jonathan Hetterly breaks down Spider-Man psychology and taking on superhero responsibilities as a teenager.

Spider-Man Psychology: Taking on Superhero Responsibilities as a Teenager

Spider-Man Far From Home shows Peter Parker struggling with the balance of his role as a typical teenager with his superhero responsibilities.

In previous Marvel films, we see Peter Parker desperately wanting to become an Avenger. However, instead of taking on that responsibility, he just wants to be a typical teen.

In today’s Psych Cinema, therapist Jonathan Hetterly breaks down the psychological concepts of extended adolescence, identity versus role confusion, and emerging adulthood.

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