What's the Matter with Batman? - SXSW Interactive 2013 by SXSW published on 2013/03/14 18:17:08 +0000 Batman dresses in costume, spends a good part of his wealth to support the lifestyle of his bat-alter ego, and puts his life on the line nightly. There must be something wrong with him, right? This question is that heart of "What's the Matter With Batman?" Clinical psychologist and Abnormal Psychology author Robin Rosenberg reads from her book and delves into the mind of Batman. She examines his problems, "issues," and possible symptoms to determine whether he suffers from any of a variety of psychiatric disorders such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, antisocial personality disorder, and others. Dr. Rosenberg writes college-level psychology textbooks and writes extensively about psychology and superheroes, and has been featured discussing psychology and superheroes in various media including The Discovery Channel, The History Channel, the Financial Times, NPR, Pacific Standard magazine, the Boston Phoenix and the documentary "Superheroes."