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Violent Superheroes or Glorified Slacker: role models for today’s boys

Modern-day superheroes promote a macho, violent stereotype for young boys, according to a US psychologist’s study.

They differ greatly from superheroes of yesterday, who had a more vulnerable side, an American Psychological Association meeting was told.

The only alternative male role model in modern media was the “slacker” who shirked responsibility, the study said.

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