Not sure I buy it. But it is interesting.
The New York Post has a story up about a report out of Brigham Young University published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. In a nutshell, it posits that superheroes do more harm than good to young kids — that children who are into superheroes are more likely to act aggressively but won’t necessarily defend their weaker peers.
Personally, superheroes made me feel braver and true when I was a kid and in some respects they still do.
Nevertheless, it’s an interesting read. Check it out and make your comments in the space below or in whichever social-media thread you found this.