See the Twilight Saga in a whole new light

The Psychology of Twilight

Edited by E. David Klonsky, PhD, and Alexis Black
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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.

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Introducing The Psychology of Twilight
Posted October 12th

Each season we announce our new titles individually, each in their own post, to give you a little extra background behind the book. If you’ve missed any, you can check them all out here. Fall 2011’s intro posts are here.


There are a lot of people who are tired of hearing about Twilight. The feedback our sales folks got from a lot of independent bookstores when they were trying to sell in the book was that vampires aren’t really selling anymore– that, even with two Twilight...

The Psychology of Twilight Giveaway!
Posted November 16th | 45 Comments »

Since Leah introduced The Psychology of Twilight a few weeks ago, I’m sure many of you have been eager to pick up a copy of Smart Pop’s latest anthology for your own (in time for the big movie release of Breaking Dawn: Part 1).

If you have wanted to read this anthology, today just may be your lucky day. We’re giving away five copies of The Psychology of Twilight to five (randomly selected!) commenters.

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