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Four psychology books honoured

03 October 2017

The winners of this year’s British Psychological Society Book Award have been announced.

Awards have been made in all four categories:

Academic Monograph
Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind by Kevin Laland.

Kevin Laland is Professor of Behavioural and Evolutionary Biology at the University of St Andrews.

Textbook
Child Health Psychology: A Biopsychosocial Perspective by Julie Turner-Cobb

Julie Turner-Cobb is a Professor of Health Psychology at Bournemouth University.

Popular Science
Sex, Lies and Brain Scans: How fMRI Reveals What Really Goes on in Our Minds by Barbara Sahakian & Julia Gottwald

Barbara Sahakian is Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Cambridge Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute. Julia Gottwald completed her PhD in Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge.

Practitioner Text
Preventing Self-Injury and Suicide in Women’s Prisons by Tammi Walker & Graham Towl

Dr Tammi Walker is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Forensic Academy at the University of Manchester. Graham Towl is Professor of Forensic Psychology at Durham University.

Congratulations to all the winners. The Society makes its Book Award each year to recognise excellent published work in psychology. 

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