The Psychology of Harry Potter

An Unauthorized Examination of the Boy Who Lived


The Psychology of Harry Potter is called an anthology. An anthology is a published collection of pieces of writing and stories. Some different pieces of this book include "What Do Students Learn from Hogwarts Classes?," "Harry's Curiosity," and "Mental Illness in the World of Wizardry." There are many different points in this book but they all come back to relate to the main focus, which is Harry Potter and the way the people in the magical world live.

Text-to-self connection

This story reminds me of some aspects of my own life. A couple of the points brought up I can relate to how I think or do things. This book explains how Harry is very curious when he discovers new things. I can relate to this because I can also be very curious. A part of this book that reminds me of my own life is when the book talks about Hogwarts being a school of memorization. I think many high schools today also expect students to memorize many concepts without actually completely understanding and learning them.

About the Author

Dr. Neil Mulholland is a Senior Psychologist at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, in Child and Family Psychiatry. He practices Mindfulness Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy and EMDR. When people ask him, Neil gives presentations and several skill-workshops to parents and professionals in health-care, education, social services, business and the community. He has also appeared on both TV and radio.