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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936661121
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 10/04/2011
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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.

Table of Contents

“Team Jacob” – Erica Berg

“The Case for Edward Cullen” – Susan Carnell

“Bella and the Psychobiology of Love and Attraction” – David A. Frederick, et al

“Team Edward vs Team Jacob: Prejudice in Twilight” – Melissa Burkley

“Self-Regulating: The Secret to Success in Twilight” – Jeremy Clyman

“Vegetarian Vamps” – Robin Rosenberg

“Transcendence and Twilight” – Tamara Greenburg

“Motorcycles, and Strangers, and Cliff Diving! Oh, my!” – Catherine Glenn

“It’s All in the Family” – Lisa Dinella and Gary Lewandowski

“The Gestalt of Twilight” – Mikhail Lyubanksy

“Team Edward vs Team Jacob: Prejudice in Twilight” – Melissa Burkley

“The Emotional Pleasures of Reading Twilight” – Peter Stromberg

“The Twilight Convergence” – Pamela Rutledge

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The Psychology of Twilight 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
lrjohnson13 More than 1 year ago
Note: I received this book via Netgalley. If you want to know what the hype is about Twilight then this is the good place to start. This book is jammed packed with a collection of chapters written by different specialists in different fields. They are able to effectively explain the relationship feelings of the characters, Bella’s perspective of life and death, and the swoon worthy Edward Cullen. Overall, the book was extremely interesting with the contributors’ difference perspective. It is a entertaining light read.