The British Psychological Book Award seeks to recognise works of excellence in the literature of psychology. This year’s winner is The Psychology Book, published by DK and written by Voula Grand, Catherine Collins, Nigel Benson, Joannah Ginsburg, Merrin Lazyan and Marcus Weeks.
In a recent interview with Nick Coffer of BBC Three Counties Radio, I talked about my work as a business psychologist. As I had been interviewed by Nick previously, about my novel, Honor’s Shadow, this new interview made me think about the similarities and differences of my two occupations.
“Dreaming is so basic to human existence, it’s astonishing we don’t understand it better. It consumes years of our lives, and no other single activity exerts such a powerful pull on our imaginations. Yet central as dreaming is, we still have no idea why we dream.”
If there was a pill you could take to wipe out a traumatic memory forever, would you take it? If there was a pill you could take to remember something you’d completely forgotten but that was essential to your happiness, would you take it?