Book Contributions

I've contributed to a few non-fiction books in various genres, as well as writing one. Here they are.


Psychology in One Hundred Quotes

My first book, Psychology in One Hundred Quotes, is now available to buy. It's a tour through the history of important psychological ideas and figures, with my text putting in context the words of psychologists, philosophers of mind or those affected by psychological phenomena.

In the UK, buy from The Book People here.

In the USA, buy from Barnes and Noble here.


For Mind Hacks

I was one of the original contributors to the Mind Hacks book (according to editor Tom Stafford, I have the honour of being the most prolific non-editor contributor!). Mind Hacks has gone on to be a blogging phenomenon thanks chiefly to site champion Vaughan Bell, together with Tom. I wrote some posts too in the early days.


For The Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

I collaborated with Prof Michael Kopelman to write a section on Memory Disorders for Squire's definitive Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. As authors were not able to receive complementary copies - I understand, it's a huge and expensive tome - I haven't actually read it since submitting, but I remember it being very good.


For Psychometrics in Coaching

When I moved into consultancy I found myself getting familiar with a number of psychometric tools, and one of my favourites was the in-house MQ or Motivation Questionnaire. Coaching with the Motivation Questionnaire was a co-authored chapter by myself, my excellent boss Helen Marsh (now Williams) and Prof Dave Bartram, who I still see from time to time giving conference presentations that remind the rest of us how he earned his accolade of Distinguished Contribution to Psychology. It's found in Jonathan Passmore's comprehensive Psychometrics in Coaching.


Other psychology writings include my academic articles and Phd thesis (click here to download pdf).


For New Public Thinking

I wrote the opening article in the first book curated by New Public Thinking, Dispatches from the Invisible Revolution. It's a personal piece in keeping with the 'age of disruption' and deep culture themes that I'm interested in.


For The Future We Deserve

The FWD is a fascinating collection of microarticles that carve out a possibility space that no single futurist could possibly have envisaged. I contributed a piece on play and another on collaboration for introverts with Steve Wheeler. The pieces are creative commons so I will draw them onto this site at some point but I would urge you to check out the book itself, as there is amazing value to having a hundred provocations, imaginings, how-to's and cautionary tales at your fingertips.


 For the Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of the Internet @ Work

I collaborated with Stela Lupushor on the expansive topic of "The Future of Work", drawing together insights on technological and society developments with the existing psychological research base, to try and get a handle on just how much future shock we're in for.