The Psychology of Joss Whedon (Paperback)

An Unauthorized Exploration of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly (Psychology of Popular Culture)

By Joy Davidson (Editor), Leah Wilson (Editor)

Smart Pop, 9781933771250, 215pp.

Publication Date: November 10, 2007

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First there was Buffy the Vampire Slayer; then its spin-off Angel; then the cult hit Firefly; and its follow-up film, Serenity. They all had two things in common: their creator, Joss Whedon . . . and their surprising psychological depth.

Revisit the worlds of Joss Whedon ... with trained psychologists at your side. What are the psychological effects of constantly fighting for your life? Why is neuroscience the Whedonverse's most terrifying villain? How can watching Joss's shows help you take on your own psychological issues?

About the Author

Leah Wilson graduated from Duke University with a degree in Culture and Modern Fiction and is currently Editor-in-Chief, Smart Pop, at BenBella Books. She lives in Cambridge, Mass.