Dr Caroline Bowman

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Additional Duties, Teaching and Learning Development Leader

Teaching and Supervision

Caroline is Deputy Head of School (Teaching & Learning), and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology. She is always happy to be contacted by prospective students and by current students who have questions or who need advice about matters relating to any aspect of Psychology’s degree programmes.

At undergraduate level, Caroline is Module Organiser and Lecturer for the Year 2 Biological Psychology module. This module follows the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) requirement for accredited programmes to teach students about the influence of the brain on behaviour. The module’s content includes an exploration of the biological bases of behaviour, neuroscience, and typical and atypical neuropsychology.

At postgraduate level, Caroline is Module Organiser and lecturer for the master’s module Consumer Psychology: Theory. This advanced module investigates how psychological theory and evidence can be applied to the understanding of consumer behaviour, and it forms a core component of the Masters in Consumer Psychology with Business degree. 

Caroline supervises undergraduate honours projects in Year 3 of the undergraduate programme and she holds a supervisory role with several doctoral candidates.

Research

Caroline is a neuropsychologist whose specialism focuses on how emotion, for better or worse, can influence cognition. Her research interests include the study of emotion in decision-making and most recently, Caroline has been investigating how incidental stimuli can influence the way in which people make decisions; this is especially relevant within the consumer domain. Caroline also investigates schadenfreude (the experience of pleasure at another’s punishment) and this research provides a valuable insight into how people interact with one another within learning and competitive situations.

Caroline is passionate about implementing research-led teaching methodologies, and her work in this area has resulted in significant pedagogical innovation within the School of Psychology.

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2016 - Professional , Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy
  • 2015 - Professional , Institutional Teaching Fellow , Bangor University
  • 2005 - PhD , The nature of reward in emotion-based learning

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