Stephanie deLusé has a Ph.D. in social psychology. Her writing explores the tensions of influences that exist in and around us. An interdisciplinarian, she has work forthcoming, or in, literary journals such as The Griffin, The MacGuffin, The Legendary, Wild Violet Magazine, and Emrys, and in academic journals including Family Court Review, Issues in Integrative Studies, and Family Process. On the popular side, she has essays in books like: The Psychology of Survivor, The Psychology of Joss Whedon, and The Psychology of Superheroes. Her recent book, Arizona State University (Arcadia, 2012), is of yet another ilk. By day, she professes in Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University. Her teaching has won her multiple awards, including “Last Lecture”, and her writing has earned a Pushcart Prize nomination and consideration for inclusion in well-regarded “Best of” anthologies. In life, she finds things to be over-rated, preferring time with loved ones, plants, and non-human animals.