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Fantasies of Flight

Daniel M. Ogilvie


Fantasies of Flight invigorates the field of personality psychology by challenging the contemporary academic view that individuals are best studied as carriers of traits. The book exchanges a heart-to-heart, case study approach to understanding human behavior for the current strategies of categorizing and comparing individuals according to their manifest traits. Its author asks and endeavors to answer questions like “What were the psychological conditions that led Sir James Barrie to create a character named Peter Pan?” and “What were the dynamics behind the Marshall Herff Applewh ... More

Keywords: personality psychology, individuals, traits, human behavior, Sir James Barrie, Peter Pan, Marshall Herff Applewhite, space ship, Hale–Bopp comet, Heaven's Gate

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195157468
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157468.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel M. Ogilvie, author
Rutgers University, USA