Thursday, March 30, 2006
I received this email today,
"BenBella Books, a leading publisher of smart books on popular culture, has recently launched its "Psychology of" series with The Psychology of the Simpsons. In this series psychologists discuss movies, television shows and book series through the lens of psychology, with the goal of both educating the reader on psychological principals and providing insights into popular entertainment using psychological tools. The essays are written for a smart but lay audience at the level of an introduction to psychology course.
The Simpsons volume, which included essays by a wide variety of respected psychologists including Paul Bloom, Frank Keil, Nelson Cowan and Denis McCarthy, has been well-received, and we look forward to growing this series.
This e-mail is to inquire into your interest in participating in future volumes (assuming we choose a television series/film/book series you have an interest in). I’d also appreciate referrals to other psychologists who you feel might have an aptitude for and interest in this sort of project.
We are currently working on two upcoming books in this series, one on the book series Harry Potter and the other on the television series Survivor. If either of these interests you, or if you are interested in contributing to some future volume, I’d welcome hearing from you."