11 December 2019
An Honorary Fellow of the society and pioneer of the concept of ‘working memory’ has won a BPS book award for writing about his own memories.
Alan Baddeley’s ‘Working memories: Postmen, divers and the cognitive revolution’ draws on his personal experiences to offer a history of 60 years of cognitive psychology.
He recently spoke to The Psychologist about the genesis of the book, which was honoured in the popular science category of the BPS book award.
Awards were made in three other categories, with ‘The Evolution of memory systems: ancestors, anatomy and adaptions’ by Elisabeth Murray, Steven Wise and Kim Graham named as the winning academic monograph.
The textbook award went to Colin Cooper’s ‘Psychological testing: Theory and practice’, while Jill Boucher was honoured in the practitioner text category for her ‘Autism spectrum disorder: Characteristics, causes and practical issues’.