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Qualifications

BSc (Hons) University of Glamorgan; PhD University of South Wales

About

Dan completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Glamorgan in 2008 and since then has worked at the University as a lecturer and researcher in Psychology. In 2014 he received a PhD for his thesis entitled “’Let’s Stick Together’ Social Identity, Music Fans & Group Membership”.

His research interests centre around social identity, more specifically group membership and inter-group comparisons across the lifespan, the impact of music fanship and sport fanship on identity formation and the application of contemporary models of identification to ‘real life’ elective group members. He has also recently been involved in projects examining the role that group membership plays in terms of psychological well being.

Responsibilities

Dan is the course leader for the BSc Psychology award and his main teaching responsibilities focus on social psychology and research methods.

Publications

Papers
Bowers, D. S., Taylor, R. & Mayer, P. (Under Review) Music fans’ self-definitions: Conceptualisation, measurement & comparison.

Conferences

Bowers, D., Taylor, R., Morgan. K., & Abbott, L. R. (2017) Facilitating compliance: Perceptions of barriers and social support in powered wheelchair users. Presented at the British Psychological Society Social Section Conference. Leicester, UK. September 2017.

Taylor., Bowers, D. & Mayer, P (2017) “If you are first, you are first. If you are second you are nothing:” Understanding status, commitment and loyalty in sports fanship. Presented at the British Psychological Society Social Section Conference. Leicester, UK. September 2017.

Bowers, D., Taylor, R. & Mayer, P. (2017) Let’s Stick Together: Social Identity Processes in the Development of Music Fanship. Presented at the British Psychological Society Social Section Conference. Leicester, UK. September 2017.

Bowers, D., Morgan. K., Taylor, R., & Abbott, L. R. (2017) Posture and Pressure Management: Social psychological explanations for compliance with use of clinically prescribed seating functions. To be presented at the Posture and Mobility Group Conference. Cardiff, UK. July 2017

Bowers, D., Taylor. R. & Mayer, P (2017) “A Design for Life” Social Identity Processes Across the Lifespan of Music Fans. To be presented at the British Psychological Society Qualitative Research Methods Conference. Aberystwyth, UK. July 2017.

Taylor, R., Bowers, D. & Mayer, P (2017) Conceptualising Commitment: Status & Loyalty in Sub-ordinate and Superordinate Group Members. To be presented at the British Psychological Society Qualitative Research Methods Conference. Aberystwyth, UK. July 2017.

Bowers, D. Taylor, R., Morgan, K. & Abbott, L. R. (2017) Conceptualising Compliance: Social Psychological Underpinnings for Adherence to Clinically Prescribed Seating Functions for Wheelchair Users. To be presented at the British Psychological Society Qualitative Research Methods Conference. Aberystwyth, UK. July 2017.

Bowers, D., Taylor, R. & Mayer, P. (2015) "Knowing Me, Knowing You” Social Identity and Self Definition in Music Fans. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Developmental and Social Section Conference. Manchester, UK. September 2015.

Bowers, D. (2010). Music fans and multiple components of identification. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Social Section Conference. Winchester, UK. September 2010.

Taylor, R., Mayer, P., & Bowers, D. (2010). Development of commitment to elective groups: Parents, peers and geographical proximity. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Social Section Conference. Winchester, UK. September 2010.

Research

Research Funding

Bowers, D., Morgan, K., & Taylor, R. (Posture and Mobility Group – £6,744) Posture and pressure management: social psychological explanations for compliance with use of clinically prescribed seating functions. November, 2016.

Current Research Students
Louise Saunders (MPhil/PhD): Yes Priming Minister: The Effects of Priming and Individual Differences on Prosocial Behaviour

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