‘Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse’ is a Lesson in Inclusion

The first POC superhero showcases the power of inclusion.


YThe psychology behind Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse is that anyone can be a superhero—especially a person of color.

The story of Miles Morales, the first spider-man person of color, highlights the psychological concepts of locus of control, inclusion, and the mindset of flexibility. Therapist Jonathan Hetterly breaks these down in this episode of Psych Cinema. 

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Psych Cinema is our video series where licensed professional counselor Jonathan Hetterly explores the psychology behind the films that he watches and loves.

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