The Psychology of Twilight (Paperback)

By E. David Klonsky (Editor), Alexis Black (Editor), David A. Frederick (Contribution by)

Smart Pop, 9781936661121, 255pp.

Publication Date: October 4, 2011

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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.

About the Author

E. David Klonsky, PhD in Clinical Psychology, has published two volumes and more than 40 journal articles and book chapters on topics including emotion regulation, personality disorders, self-injury, and suicide. Alexis Black is working on her PhD in Linguistics, and is interested in first language acquisition and the links between linguistic perception and production. Contributors to The Psychology of Twilight include David A. Frederick, Erica Berg, Susan Carnell, Melissa Burkley, Amanda M. Vicary, Jennifer L. Rosner, Mikhail Lyubansky, Robin S. Rosenberg, Jeremy Clyman, Catherine Glenn, Lisa Dinella, Gary Lewandowski, Tamara Greenberg, Peter Stromberg, and Pamela Rutledge.