Popular Writing

In addition to academic writing, I write about psychology and racial issues in popular culture. My essays appear (or will appear) in the books below. Click on essay title to download essay.

I also write regularly about racial issues for various media outlets. Most of this writing is posted to my Psychology Today blog: Between the Lines and to my author page on OpEdNews, where I am a managing editor. To add my articles to your RSS (Really Simple Sindication) reader, copy and paste the following URL into the reader: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/between-the-lines/feed

On a much more amateurish level, I also write psychology limericks.

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Lyubansky, M. (2013). Seven Roads to Justice for Superheroes and Humans. In R. Rosenberg (Ed.). Our Superheroes, Ourselves. New York: Oxford University Press.

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Lyubansky, M. & Shpungin, E. (2011). The Cost of Justice. In R. Rosenberg and S. O'Neill (Eds.) The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Dallas, TX: Ben Bella Books. 

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Lyubansky, M. & Shpungin, E. (2011). The Gestalt of Twilight. In E.D. Klonsky and A. Black (Eds.) The Psychology of Twilight. Dallas, TX: Ben Bella Books. 

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Lyubansky, M. (2010). Are the fangs real? Vampires as racial metaphor. In Laurell K. Hamilton (Ed.) Ardeur: 14 Writers on the Anita Blake, vampire hunter series. Dallas, TX: Ben Bella Books. 

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Lyubansky, M. (2010). "A Black boy even taller than Ron": Racial dynamics in Harry Potter. In S. Goetz (Ed.). Terminus: Collected papers on Harry Potter, 7-11 Aug. 2008. Sedalia, CO: Narrate Conference Inc.

Lyubansky, M. (2010). Ordinary wizards: The psychology of evil in the Harry Potter universe. In S. Goetz (Ed.). Terminus: Collected papers on Harry Potter, 7-11 Aug. 2008. Sedalia, CO: Narrate Conferences, Inc.

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Lyubansky, M. (2008).  How group prejudice forms and other race-related lessons from the Xavier Institute.  In R. Rosenberg (Ed.). The psychology of superheroes: An unauthorized exploration. Dallas, TX: Ben Bella Books. 

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Lyubansky, M. & Shpungin, E. (2007). Playing House. In L. Wilson (Ed.). House unauthorized: Vasculitis, clinic duty, and bad bedside. Dallas, TX: Ben Bella Books.

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Lyubansky, M. (2007).  Buffy’s Search for Meaning.  In J. Davidson (Ed.). The psychology of Joss Whedon: An unauthorized exploration. Dallas, TX: Ben Bella Books.

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Peacemaker 101

Lyubansky, M. (2007). A few laps around the non-tenure track. In R. Eidelson, J. Laske, & L. Cherfas (Eds.). Peacemaker 101: Careers confronting conflict. Philadelphia, PA: Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict.

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Lyubansky, M. (2007). Harry Potter and the word that shall not be named. In N. Mulholland (Ed.). The psychology of Harry Potter: An unauthorized examination of the boy who lived. Dallas, TX: Ben Bella Books.

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