This thought-provoking anthology offers a close examination of the psychology behind the intricate narrative and compelling characters in the popular HBO TV series Game of Thrones, based upon author George RR Martin's bestselling work, A Song of Ice and Fire. In Martin's richly detailed world, deceit, manipulation and greed rule the day and almost everyone is fighting to gain ultimate power over the realm. With moral boundaries houred, the psychological games played by the series' conniving protagonists are seemingly limitless. War, murder, violence and rape are only a few of the weighty issues these 19 analytical essays explore along with personality disorders, post-traumatic stress and psychopathy. Covering both the books and the show, Game of Thrones Psychology will become a fan favourite.
Travis Langley (Arkadelphia, AR) is a psychology professor at Henderson State University and the volume editor of The Walking Dead Psychology and Star Wars Psychology. He speaks regularly at pop culture conventions and academic conferences across the US, and is the #10 most popular psychologist on Twitter with over 87,000 followers.