Stranger Things & Psychology Part 2: Jim Hopper

One of the fantastic aspects of Stranger Things is that it is one of those series that truly makes use of its characters. No character is left undeveloped. Jim Hopper is one of those characters who undergoes a very painful process throughout both seasons.

Stranger Things & Psychology Part 1: Will Byers

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The second season of Stranger Things was as amazing as I imagined it would be, and it definitely answered a lot of questions while leaving room for more. I had so many thoughts after I finished watching it, but I think I better pace myself and maybe break it up into a few posts. First off, I have to say, I was very happy that they sprinkled in a bit of psych here and there, and that some of the things I'd been wondering about were also covered in the Beyond Stranger Things interviews hosted by Jim Rash. If you haven't had a chance to watch those, I suggest you do! It will be worth it. If anything, you'll get a look at how the actors see their characters and the reasoning behind their behaviors, not to mention learning a bit of history about the Duffer brothers.

In this post, I share some thoughts about Will and how we can use current psychological knowledge, not to "diagnose" him, but to try to understand his experience. This DOES include spoilers for both seasons!

Dungeons & Dragons and Personal Growth

Did you ever want to improve something about yourself but you were just like... “ugh... how even...?” Maybe you wanted to exercise more, eat healthier food, reconnect with loved ones, or read a new book. Maybe you want to manage your time better or not feel as stressed out. I’ve been there so many times! I’ve tried a lot of different ways of eating healthy, establishing a workout routine, reconnecting with the people who matter in my life, and reaching out to others through social media.

If you’re up for it, I would like to propose a challenge.