Friday, 28 October 2011

Four chances to win a free BPS-approved psychology textbook!

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNERS HAVE BEEN CONTACTED. Thanks for all your lovely comments!

We've got two copies of An Introduction to Developmental Psychology (edited by Alan Slater and Gavin Bremner) and two copies of Applied Psychology (edited by Graham Davey) to give away, kindly donated by Wiley-Blackwell.

How to enter
To have a chance to win, please say why you like the BPS Research Digest: either in a Tweet (mention @researchdigest) or by using the comments function beneath this post. Include the initials DP or AP in your comment, so we know which book you'd prefer, should you win. Also, if you use the comments function here, make sure you leave a way for us to contact you. Next Friday 4 Nov, we'll pick four different entries (two people from Twitter and two from here) at random as the winners. Good luck!

71 comments:

Paul Tomsett (thomsonp43@yahoo.com) said...

I like the BPS digest because it's mixes the witty and fringe topics in with the serious stuff. There always something in there that catches my fancy. DP

Chymeraa said...

BPS Digest is great for a psychology student at the very beginning of her studies. It is interesting and sometimes useful for my essays. AP please!

Xionication said...

The fact that the articles in the BPS Research Digest are interesting and entertaining to read is fantastic.
What makes it even better is that they are actually easy to read.

DP
=D

email:
xionication@gmail.com

Eya said...

I graduated B.S Psychology but now I'm studying I.T. This blog is the only thing that keeps me from forgetting my previous major. I like BPS because it's really informative and the posts are applicable in real life.

AP please.

Peter Serjent said...

As a pyschology student and communications practitioner, BPS research digest is an excellent resource which highlights studies which I wouldn't otherwise be aware of. Peter Serjent. (AP.)

Huguini said...

I love it because it presents real science! AP

Martin said...

BPS-research digest covers a broad area of interest and does so with well-written, concise and engaging material. For me it is one way of getting more interested and up to date on all good research that is out there :)
Thank you.

AP if I win please.
Martin,

Rubens said...

I like the BPS Research Digest, mainly because it ecourages me as a psychology student to come up with better experiments

DP

Ross Walton said...

I have just recently started studying Psychology and even though I have only been studying it for a few weeks my interest for it has been enflamed after stumbling across the BPS Digest a year ago.
It is informative and covers a huge variety of interesting topics, there is always something to entertain you. Also unlike a textbook I have never grown bored whilst reading it and I highly doubt that anyone else has either.

ross.walton@strath.ac.uk

Sora said...

BPS Research Digest provides us the most updated and interesting researches on psychology. It is convenient for me to enhance my psychology knowledge but no need to spend time on reading the whole research paper. DP

email: soraskys@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I like it because the people who work there are all so god-damned beautiful.

I'd like both please.

JoanneStrath said...

The BPS research digest is extremely useful for university assignments since it covers many aspects of a degree programme but it also appeals to a wider audience. Interesting and informative, it certainly provides a good read. AP please.

JoanneStrath said...

Forgot to include an email address!: Aha.shakeheartbreak@live.co.uk

Neuromancer said...

It' a bright consciousness blog for my unconnscious mind. (AP)

Anonymous said...

the readers digest gave me a topic, of which is a current area neglected for my critical review which i would never thought of. DP

Kimberley.ferguson@strath.ac.uk

David McDermott said...

Research Digest is a brilliant resource that really keeps me up-to-date with what's happening in the world of Psychology right now. It gives me an edge in my degree and will continue to do so when I become a BPS Graduate Member :)

Mark said...

Research Digest not only provides me with examples of great research but also with articles that make me smile or ponder. It is very relevant to me as an undergraduate and also on an individual, personal basis. It is an invaluable resource which I appreciate.

AP please, if I win. Thank you! rly_clueless@yahoo.com

Neal W. said...

I like BPS Research Digest because it summarizes information that is both interesting and evidence based.

Anonymous said...

AP please. I love this!! rebecca.mellor@strath.ac.uk thank you

Anonymous said...

hello i'm student from indonesia, sorry if my english was bad. i'd like to read this blog from recommended my friend from twitter @researchdigest this blog so helpful for me to read resume of journal and the research so interisting also practising my english.
i hope i can get AP please. contact me at lili.1991.lovely@gmail.com
thank you :)

Alexandra said...

For a psychology student who is still looking for her way of working, BPS reaserch is best tool anyone can imagine. Thanks to you I can learn about reaserches, ideas and experments which are both intersting and reliable. There's a lot of things I've never heard about, before I found you and now I can consider those things planning my future as a psychologist. Thank you!!!

olacostam@gmail.com
AP :)

John E. Smith said...

I thoroughly enjoy the BPS Research Digest for three reasons:

1) Easily digestible information. As others have noted, your content is much more accessible than other scholarly work.

2) Accuracy of content. Research-based, rather than popularized - which interestingly enough, makes it more popular:)

3) Useful. I teach general psychology and apply psychological theory and techniqes regularly. I always find something useful in your stuff.

Hard to choose between the two volumes, but the edge goes to AP.

theirrationalconsumer said...

I like BPS Research Digest because I like to comment on other blogs related to psychology, like wordpress told me to...The blog that i have to do as part of my course... (Maybe I like being told what to do?) Only joking, I find it a really useful way of picking up little bits of information that may come in useful in my course and discussions.

Actually Double Bluff, it was really the first reason...

AP please!

Zoran said...

I like BPS Research Digest because there’s nothing like BPS Research Digest.

Duckbutt said...

I like BRS Research Digest because I've recently retired from teaching and it's an interesting and enjoyable way of keeping up with what's transpired since my time. Old dogs can learn new tricks.

AP, please!

Stan Haskins said...

DP

BPS Research Digest is a really good way to get an overview of current psych research. It's very readable, but not "dumbed down". The posts manage to be humorous without being foolish.

Vanessa said...

I have BPS on my Google Reader because as a graduate student, I get absorbed in my research area, and BPS is a nice window into "everything else going on outside my little world!" I also really like the graphic of the chocolate bits. It reminds me of baking cakes when I was a kid :O)

Princess and The Coffee Bean said...

BP covers all of the stuff that i wouldn't otherwise find. The peer-reviewed journal cover a wide variety and gives me the opportunity to get a glimpse of innovative research.

seeks said...

I like using BPS to monitor current issues in research. I learn so much more from my BPS feed than I do on my continuing education activities! DP

Rebecca said...

Digest has been beneficial in expanding my knowledge of psychology in a short and accessible manner. As an undergrad student, there are still some areas of psych that we do not cover, therefore blogs such as Digest are wonderful in communicating a wide range of interesting issues which have helped to enhance my studies.

AP please
ps09rw@leeds.ac.uk

Chris said...

The Digest gives me easy access to a range of topics I wouldn't normally read about, and makes them a joy to read. I particularly love your special issue spotter! It's been quite apt at spotting those special issues that fall into the venn diagramatic overlap of "areas that are of interest to me" and "papers I haven't heard about". AP

Ed MacDougall said...

I work in the business world and have no formal psychology training. Despite my lack of depth in the field, I have found this site to be incredibly helpful in my work. I especially appreciate the peer-reviewed evidence-based information it presents.

Thanks!
-Ed MacDougall
edmacdougall@yahoo.com

I would prefer the DP book should I win...
If I don't win DP, then I would prefer AP!

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Lisandro Gaertner said...

The Digest is great! A lot of the researchs presented here are beneficial to my pratice in Cultural Change Management. AP

Holly Lili said...

I like the BPS research digest because i'm a knowledge junkie and it gives me a fix ;)

AP would be all sorts of super.

e-mail: holisaztar@hotmail.com

V said...

I like BPS because it fills my google reader with interesting and applicable articles for a budding professional!

AP

vstimac@gmail.com

Kelly Davis said...

I think you can easily get bogged down in the area of research you personally focus on so the BPS Research Digest gives you the opportunity to find out about other (often fun!) research :) DP

Anonymous said...

Good morning,

As I am a first year student BPS Research Digest gives me a good glimpse on what is out there. So basically it is my gate to the world of research.

AP please and my mail is theandyjnee@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I like the BPS because it gives me quick and easy access to current exciting research. It keeps me updated on what is happenning within my field and points me in the direction of topics I might not have considered before.
AP please. audrey-walker@live.co.uk

Anonymous said...

I like the research digest because while I'm digging for gems in my own data (yes I'm in the crowd doing IPA!) it keeps an eye on all the other gems out there - and gives me the occasional smile!

AP please. margaret.oakes.1@city.ac.uk

Lisa Reiter said...

Your posts interrupt the pattern of my thinking with stuff I'd never think to go looking for. There's something everyday I have to pass on to someone else.

AP please

Lisa said...

It's a brilliant thing to have on your news feed, keeping you updated daily on what's new in psychological research and interesting topics. It's a great resource!

AP lisejane8@hotmail.com

Lisa said...

It's a brilliant thing to have on your news feed, keeping you updated daily on what's new in psychological research and interesting topics. It's a great resource!

AP lisejane8@hotmail.com

dhc said...

Clear, informed writing and interesting articles. There are few publications that can match it. (DP)

Theoldandthenew said...

Being a mature student that is new to Psychology, it has been very welcome and utterly refreshing to find a site that speaks in plain english and reminds you of why you wanted to study the subject in the first place. The best and most reliably informative study buddy I have ever met. Long may our friendship continue. Thanks.
i7903865@bournemouth.ac.uk AP please. x

Nigel Oseland said...

I graduated in 1987 and forgot why I studied psychology and how it impacts all aspects of our lives. I have recently started promoting psychological research findings to the world of workplace design. The Digest informs me of relevant research and that not so relevant but interesting.
nigel@oseland.co.uk, AP please

Ash said...

I love BPS because it gives me inspiration to study Psychology. BPS brings together students, researchers, teachers, etc all together to share one goal; to understand the human mind. I hope the BPS lives on for many generations to come.

DP would be very helpful.
a.chhetri@my.westminster.ac.uk

michelle said...

this site is a must for all my psychology students, within weeks of them starting their A level psychology course with me I ask them all to subscribe to the newsletter, this fuels many discussions in class and gives them a real insight into psychological issues as they are researched. thank you for an excellent resource DP please - contact at shelllbc@hotmail.co.uk

Dimitra said...

I like the BPS research digest because it helps enhance my knowledge of psychology. It also provides us the most updated and interesting researches on psychology.
psdk4567@yahoo.gr , DP please.

Ayda said...

I find BPS Research Digest a valuable resource as it provides me with great examples of current innovative psychological research and it keeps me updated on a wide range of research topics that I might not have otherwise searched for or read about. I find the twitter and facebook updates/links very useful as the articles would be more accessible this way.
AP will be useful if I win!

My email is ayda87uk@gmail.com
Thank you!

Jess Bloomfield said...

I love the digest because when I get in from a busy day at work I still feel I am in the field of psychology. I teach psychology A level and enjoy sharing the information with my students. The short snippets are attention grabbing and very useful for everyday life. Psychology was definitely in need of this - well done!

Kitt Kong said...

I'm a PhD student in psychology and I love visiting BPS research digest to keep myself updated with research in areas other than my research interest. A copy of AP would be a bonus for me! Cheers

Anonymous said...

The research digest is exactly that - easy to digest. As a masters student it gives me updates on new exciting research, in an easy to read and 'digest' way. It definitely helps to raise your level of thinking and critical analysis, whilst reading about cutting-edge and FUN research in topics you might not otherwise read about. c.m.evans@hotmail.co.uk AP

Christopher Plant said...

I love getting the more light-hearted and even bizarre psychology stories in my Twitter and Facebook feeds. Things that don't tend to come up in my usual literature searches!

AP

Rachel said...

The research digest is an extremely informative site linking interesting relevant topics with scientific basis. I love the fact that all the interesting articles are handpicked for us to read. It definitely helps to develop critical thinking and is fundamentally an enjoyable read in a day that can get bogged down with journal-hunting! AP

Kim said...

The Research Digest brightens my day and stimulates my thinking when I am locked away with my PhD. AP please. kimbc@hotmail.co.uk

Auee said...

Love the Digest precisely for being an excellent daily resource for psych news, research, and info. ;) DP

Anonymous said...

I can honestly say that I've never read through a BPS Research Digest update without learning something new. The updates are written in such a way that I never feel excluded from topics that I am new to. Its accessibility is also great, and allows people in any stage their career to keep track of whats happening in the world of research.

AP if I'm lucky!

Eva
eva.muszynski@hotmail.co.uk

Anonymous said...

The BPS Research Digest was recommended to me by my old psychology teacher and i'm so glad she did! BPS Research Digest is full with loads of interesting research that applies so easily to everyday life and makes it simplier to understand for people with small knowledge but massive interest in psychology. AP Please

krclough@hotmail.com

Kusu said...

I just started learning psychology and got to know about this BPS research digest when I searched for extra readings. I think this is my good luck in googling. Am reading continuously...very interesting and great amount of knowledge. Thank you !!!

DP is my interest

Felipe Cuadra said...

BPS allows me to stay in touch with relevant topics both inside and outside my field of expertise. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

The BPS research digest is a brilliant way to keep up to date with new research, a lot of it makes the brain cogs start to turn. It is brilliant for stimulating conversations between different individuals; students, lecturers, professionals and those who are just generally interested in psychology.

As well as this, the frequent links to radio shows and television programmes which are relevant is helpful as often they are given obscure titles, so putting it all together is a brilliant resource for everyone.

AP Please. (nattanut@hotmail.co.uk)

Sonali said...

A really enjoyable and easy read packed with so much relevant psychology information. Love the BPS Research Digests so much that I have started downloading all the past issues. AP looks great :)

Peter Young said...

i find the digest beneficial because as a graduate it keeps me up to date with current psychological research that I may otherwise not come across. A short abstract in an email is worth the read should it be a paper I wish to read further AP I think it has to be

Anonymous said...

It brings a smile to my face every working day :-)

AP please laurabethlord@hotmail.com

DanSFX said...

BPS posted an article on Facebook,
That was informative, fun and had a great hook.
By the end of the day,
I'd read ten more to sustain,
My new thirst for psych research and psych books!

AP please xD
Dansfx@hotmail.co.uk

Juan said...

A shortcut to access the highways of psychological knowledge... ;-)

Juan said...

A shortcut to access the highways of psychological knowledge... ;-)

DP

;-)

Anonymous said...

as a psychology student, the BPS reader's digest is an excellent way to supplement my knowledge and wider reading. it motivates to know more about the subject. therefore for me it is a fundamental part of my journey in psychological knowledge.

AP - d_bushra_@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

The BPS research digest opens doors to areas that I haven't yet come across in the course of my studies and goes some way towards quenching my thirst for psychological knowledge.

DP please :)

rachel.fenlon@talktalk.net

Zoran said...

DP please
pavlozoran@gmail.com

saba said...

Being a teacher and student of psychology i love BPS because it refresh my information.And i share these informations with others.BPS is a treaure to me.Dp plz

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