Go to main content
BPS News

Modern families to black sheep: The BPS book awards

21 September 2016

This year's winners of the British Psychological Society Book Awards have just been announced.

This year's awards were split into four categories.

Academic Monograph

  • Modern Families: Parents and Children in New Family Forms by Susan Golombok
    Nominated by Cambridge University Press

Popular Science

  • Black Sheep: The Hidden Benefits of Being Bad by Richard Stephens
    Nominated by Hodder & Co

Practitioner Text

  • Working with Brain Injury – A primer for psychologists working in under-resourced settings by Rudi Coetzer and Ross Balchin
    Nominated by Taylor & Francis


  • A History of the Brain – From Stone Age surgery to modern neuroscience by Andrew P. Wickens
    Nominated by Taylor & Francis

Professor Daryl O’Connor, Chair of the BPS Research Board, says:

“It was a great honour to chair the BPS Book Award committee this year. The number, the breadth and standard of submissions were incredibly impressive.

We were particularly pleased to receive a large number of nominations in each of four categories. As a result, the committee had a difficult and challenging task in choosing the winners. Well done to the winning authors and many congratulations.”

You can read an extract from Susan Golombok's winning book on The Psychologist website


Top of page