5 chances to win The Face of Emotion: How Botox Affects Our Moods & Relationships

This competition is now closed and the winners have been contacted. Many thanks to everyone who entered. We have five copies to give away of The Face of Emotion How Botox Affects Our Moods and Relationships by Eric Finzi, kindly donated to the Digest by Palgrave Macmillan. New Scientist called the book “a provocative and insightful contribution” to the debate about emotional regulation.

From the publishers: “William Shakespeare famously wrote that ‘a face is like a book,’ and common wisdom has it that our faces reveal our deep-seated emotions. But what if the reverse were also true? What if our facial expressions set our moods instead of revealing them? What if there were actual science to support the exhortation, “smile, be happy?” Dermatologic surgeon Eric Finzi has been studying that question for nearly two decades, and in this ground breaking book he marshals evidence suggesting that our facial expressions are not secondary to, but rather a central driving force of, our emotions.”

For your chance to win a copy, simply tell us what you’d say to a friend or colleague to convince them that they should read the BPS Research Digest. The writers of our five favourite answers will each receive a copy of the book. The competition closes Friday evening. Please leave an email address (or weblink) for us to contact you. Good luck!

26 thoughts on “5 chances to win The Face of Emotion: How Botox Affects Our Moods & Relationships”

  1. I would tell my friend exactly this: “Spare yourself the pain of reading research articles, BPS Research Digest gives you bite-size information on interesting current research findings from top psychological journals!”

  2. I would say: “Learn about psychology anytime and anywhere, in an easy, trsustful, and fast way, specially when you don't have the time to sit and read a book about the subject. Beside the topics posted are the most original and interesting ones!!”

  3. I would tell them that “reading the BPS Research Digest gives you up to the minute knowledge needed to think outside the box and challenge past and present ideas” – for all my buddies at university it is a must, and provides interesting ways to tackle exam questions 🙂

  4. i would say stop wasting money on dubious research as quoted in the tabloids and start reading the BPS Research Digest where you can obtain the latest and greatest evidence based pyschology research … not only that you might even be lucky enough to soon have a friend with a wait for it (DRUMROLL) shiny new copy of “THE FACE OF EMOTION” 🙂

  5. I would say that College and other Formal Learning Experiences will never substitute the opportunity to take part on a community where people exchange freely knowledge everyday. Come to our community and be part of our discoveries.

  6. I already tell my friends that BPSRD is a fabulous place to get tantalizing and relatively uncomplicated peeks into that vast store of psychological exploration out there plus pathways for further analysis. OK, I actually just tell them that it's a very cool site.

    However, it's frustrating that when trying to “go deeper” I bump up against some paywall or other. Completely out of my unconnected and empty-pocketed reach.

    But I am thankful for the treasures Dr. Jarret serves up. It gets me much closer than I'd otherwise be.

    BTW, Jie Xin, I would gladly endure the “pain of reading research articles” if only I could.

  7. This is exactly what I HAVE said to all my friends who do and don't study psychology at college: “just read this every 2 weeks or so and then we can have decent conversations.” This is usually in response to “I don't understand half the stuff you talk about”.


  8. I would suggest that the BPS Research Digest is an excellent resource for useful and well-sourced research at the fore-front of modern psychology. It is easily accessible and reaches right to the heart of findings that are coherent with contemporary society, making a thoroughly interesting read.

  9. I have already been promoting this blog to my undergraduate peers. The research is up to date, relevant and has made some of my seminars more meaningful since I can quote up to date research.

  10. I would talk about something that they can relate to and that they are interested in to make sure that they sit up and take notice. I have told many of my friends how I always read the BPS research digest without a miss. Some seem interested which is good. I would say to my friends and colleagues it is fantastic for whatever topic your wanting to find. It is a good source as when you want to look for previous studies they are readily available and when your struggling to find topics what other place to look at than here. For any student studying Psychology like myself can be guaranteed this site rocks!


  11. I would say:

    Are you annoyed by all these suspicious psychology articles without any scientific evidence behind them, as if they’d be written by the same person who also invents horoscopes? Then try reading BPS Research Digest and shine with your up-to-date knowledge of some valid stuff!


  12. BPS Research digest does the hard work of separating fact and fiction for you.
    It brings much needed critical thinking to bear on sensational and hyped
    research findings.It restores credibility of psychology as a science.All this with the additional bonus of readability.It is how science needs to be popularized.


  13. “Dude, what's that you're consuming? Move over, McVitie's. Looking to digest a more palatable slice of research? Try the BPS Research Digest today!”

  14. BPS Research Digest is fantastic for a daily dose of evidenced based knowledge. Current and topical articles are expertly summarised into bite sized portions. So learning is swift (great for those of us who get sleepy while reading) and barely susceptible to distraction (especially good for those of us who struggle to ignore the next new 'shiny' that grabs attention).


  15. It depends on the audience for me:

    Students: it's free
    Academics: it's academic and practical
    Practitioners: it's practical and academic
    Or, for most other people: there's an opportunity to win a free book on psychology.


  16. As an assistant clinical psychologist hoping to start training this year, I would tell my colleagues (and frequently do) that there is a website that:-
    a) Never uses the phrase 'scientists say' or 'researchers argue', as science reporters do in newspapers.
    b) Look at the evidence, rather than using rhetoric.
    c) Keeps you abreast of new and interesting developments in ALL areas of psychology, not just clinical.
    d) Brings it to you before anyone else does.
    e) Stimulates interest in new areas of psychology, or ones that may have been dormant or long dead….such as statistics!
    f) Is interesting and readable to all – not just those with a degree in psychology!


  17. Who doesn't want to learn about the latest insights into how and why we think and behave the way we do? This blog is better than the science section of the NY Times, which my friends and I often find ourselves reading despite its repetitive nature and often dubious claims. Also the links lead to all sorts of fascinating psychological stuff. (And it's the perfect place to go learn something interesting when procrastinating from studying!)

  18. Well, I'd say all of this, obviously! Accessible, trustworthy, and user-friendly: it’s a gem. On my compulsory-reading list for anyone who works with people or with imaginary people. Or who is a person. Or wants to become a person.

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