Psychology according to Squid Game

Original title: Psychologie selon Squid Game

Author: Marmion, Jean-François (ed.)

Publication Date:

March 2022

Pages:

150

Original language and publisher

Territories Handled

Worldwide excl. French

Genres

Popular Culture, Psychology

Psychology according to Squid Game

Original title: Psychologie selon Squid Game

Author: Marmion, Jean-François (ed.)

Synopsis

Squid Game’s universe is both too nightmarish and sophisticated to be true, and too likely psychologically to be false.”  Jean-François Marmion
More than just a series, Squid Game has become a phenomenon. Aesthetic for some, purely scandalous for others, Squid Game is a machine that questions us about human psychology, its forces, and its depths. Each character is complex, his multiple emotions, his sometimes unpredictable acts push us into our certainties. Unpredictability is one of Squid Game’s cardinal values.

“We’re in hell, you think there are rules in hell?”— Deok-su

The questions asked about the psychology of the characters who make our attachment are essential: Is the game a simple madeleine of Proust? Is trust a lasting value?  Is morality a delicious thousand-leaf? Is Stockholm syndrome preventable? Does being a witness always bring us closer to responsibility? Is fairness always an illusion? Are we all (more or less) victims of Peter Pan’s syndrome? Can the prisoner’s dilemma be resolved? Is the curse of the victor inevitable?

One thing is certain: Hwang Dong-Hyuk has hit the nail on the head! Discover the psychological keys to global success Squid Game, which has not finished spilling as much ink as blood…