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Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 BPS Book Award

We are delighted to be able to announce the winners of the 2022 BPS Book Award, which recognises high standards of published works in psychology.

09 January 2023

Winners have been chosen in two of the award's categories this year.

In the popular science category, The Expectation Effect: How your mindset can transform your life by David Robson has been chosen.

In the textbook category Thematic Analysis: A practical guide by Virginia Braun and Victoria Clarke has been given the award.

David Robson's writing on the psychology of misinformation and risk communication during the Covid-19 pandemic has previously won awards from the Association of British Science Writers and the UK Medical Journalists' Association.

On winning the BPS Book Award for his title on mindsets, David said:

Our mindsets can influence everything from patients' responses to a new therapy to our experiences of exercising, dieting and coping with stress.

With The Expectation Effect, my aim was to bring cutting-edge psychological research to a broad audience, while doing justice to the complexities of the science. I am delighted and immensely grateful for this recognition from the BPS.

Virginia Braun and Victoria Clarke have previously collaborated on methodological papers, commentaries, books, and as editors, and their title on thematic analysis has been recognised in the textbook category. They said:

We're absolutely delighted to receive this award. Thematic Analysis was a real labour of love over five years and represents the culmination of over a decade of writing and thinking about and teaching thematic analysis.

In this book, we tried to make qualitative research as accessible as possible while not sacrificing complexity and nuance. We've been so thrilled to hear from readers that the book has really helped them get to grips with thematic analysis.

"As qualitative psychologists, we are also thrilled that our corner of psychology is receiving this type of recognition from the BPS.

Nominations for the 2023 Book Award will open in March.

Find out more about the award and its previous winners here

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