The Science of Vampires by Katherine Ramsland

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·         Are any vampire myths based on fact?

·         Bloodsucking villain to guilt-ridden loner—what has inspired the redemption of the vampire in fiction and film?

·         What is Vampire Personality Disorder? What causes a physical addiction to another person's blood?

·         Are there any boundaries in the polysexual world of vampires?

·         How could a vampire hide in today's world of advanced forensic science?

·         What is the psychopathology of the vampire?

·         What happens in the brain of a vampire's victim?




About Katherine Ramsland

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Katherine Ramsland is the author of forty books and over one thousand articles, reviews, and short stories. She holds graduate degrees in forensic psychology, clinical psychology, criminal justice, and philosophy, and teaches forensic psychology and criminal justice at DeSales University. Media such as USA Today, New York Times, 20/20, Today, Primetime, 48 Hours, and NPR often seek her expert commentary.
Published October 1, 2002 by Berkley. 308 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Because every vampire television series, novel and role-playing game has created variations on exactly what a vampire is, Ramsland admittedly runs into some difficulty applying science to these "shapeshifters," making for some slippery discussions.

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