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The Psychology of Twilight

Edited by E. David Klonsky, PhD

Edited by Alexis Black

You’ve read the books. You’ve seen the films. Now get inside the heads of your favorite Twilight characters (just like Edward can!) in The Psychology of Twilight.

Explore the minds and motives of Bella, Edward, Jacob, and more with a deeper look at the series that’s captured the hearts—and psyches—of millions. Find out:

  • How Edward and Jacob match up in an evolutionary psychology smackdown for Bella’s—and our—affection
  • Whether Bella’s motorcycle-riding and cliff diving in New Moon are suicidal—or her salvation
  • Why vampires and werewolves aren’t so different after all (at least psychologically)
  • The emotional appeal of love stories like Bella and Edward’s
  • Why being a part of Twilight fandom is good for your psychological health

Snuggle up on the closest chaise, and get ready to revisit the Twilight Saga—with some professional help.

Contributors: Erica Berg, Melissa Burkley, Susan Carnell, Jeremy Clyman, Lisa Dinella, David A. Frederick, Catherine Glenn, Tamara McClintock Greenberg, Gary Lewandowski, Mikhail Lyubanksy, Robin S. Rosenberg, Pamela Rutledge, and Peter Stromberg

About the Editor

E. David Klonsky, Ph.D., received his B.A. in psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Virginia. He is currently an assistant professor of psychology at Stony Brook University, where he is also director of the Personality, Emotion and Behavior Laboratory. His research examines the personality traits and emotion processes that lead to psychopathology and maladaptive behaviors. He wishes to thank his wife Alexis for her love, support and numerous Harry Potter insights. David and Alexis would both like to thank J.K. Rowling for bettering the world through her books and example.

About the Editor

Alexis Black received her BA in Anthropology and Slavic Studies, and her MA in Slavic Languages and Literature from the University of Virginia. She is currently working on her PhD in Linguistics at the University of British Columbia.

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Publication Details

Title: The Psychology of Twilight

editor: E. David Klonsky, PhD

editor: Alexis Black

Publication Date: October 4, 2011

Publisher: Smart Pop, an imprint of BenBella Books, Inc.

Price: $14.95 US

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 272

ISBN: 9781936661121