Eric Wesselmann and Scott Jordan of Illinois State University discuss in an article with NPR about how the appeal of Star Wars is largely about a sense of “belonging to something bigger than yourself”.
Taking it a step further, Travis Langely has compiled essays from several psychologists into a book with their takes on psychology ranging from family, prejudice, and psychoanalysis.
Brandon Saxton (@Brandon_Saxton) and Kathryn Gordon (@DrKathrynGordon) of The Jedi Counsel explore mental health in a variety of fictional characters including Star Wars, such as this podcast on Darth Vader’s issues and this one on Leia’s resilience.
One of our fave tweeps and blogger Jessica Hartnett (Not Awful and Boring) shared this great meme with us:
and she has a blog post about what probability means in a given profession that includes a reference to Han Solo.
The following are just a sample of the awesome memes available for your Star Wars obsession:
Thanks for reading! We hope everyone has an excellent end to their spring semesters. As you finish up with grading final exams and papers, take a deep breath and repeat this mantra:
“I’m one with the Force. The Force is with me.”
(Chirrut Îmwe from Rogue One)
Next week: Graduate school application advice for prospective undergraduates.