Psychology and neuroscience in book prize shortlist

A psychology and a neuroscience book have made two of out of the six entries shortlisted for the UK’s premier science book prize.

The award is the The Royal Society Prize for Science Books, previously called the Aventis Prize.

Daniel Gilbert’s entertaining book on the sometimes paradoxical world of the psychology of contentment, Stumbling on Happiness (ISBN 9780007183135), is one of the six.

In Search of Memory (ISBN 0393058638), Eric Kandel’s memoirs and discussion of the neuroscience of memory, also makes the list.

The full shortlist is at the link below.

Link to BBC News article on the 2007 shortlist.

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