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Qualifications

BA (Hons) Manchester; PhD Manchester

Responsibilities

Psychological Development in the Social World (Year 1)
Developmental and Social Perspectives on Identity (Year 2)
Applications of Social Psychology (Year 3)
Advanced Research Methods (Dissertation – Year 3 supervision and qualitative methods support)
Forensic Psychology (Year 3 – Module leader)
Thinking Psychologically (Year 1 – Module leader)
Psychology in Practice – Forensic Psychology
Therapeutic Interventions across the Lifespan (Year 3 – Module Leader)
Addiction, Dependence and Deviance (MSc)

Publications

Bowers, D.S., Taylor, R., Morgan, K. and Abbott L. (2018). Compliance with use of Clinically Prescribed Seating Functions. Paper presented at the Posture and Mobility Group Conference, Manchester, July 2018.

Bowers, D.S., Taylor, R. & Mayer P. (2017). “Let’s Stick Together”: Social Identity Processes in the Development of Music Fanship. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section Conference, Leicester, UK: August 2017

Bowers, D.S., Taylor, R., Morgan, K. & Abbott, L. (2017). Facilitating Compliance: Social Psychological Underpinnings for Adherence to Clinically Prescribed Seating Functions for Wheelchair Users. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section Conference, Leicester, UK: August 2017

Taylor, R., Bowers, D.S. & 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.Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section Conference, Leicester, UK: August 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. Poster presented at the Posture and Mobility Group Conference. Cardiff, UK. July 2017
Bowers, D.S., Taylor, R. & Mayer P. (2017). “A Design for Life”: Social Identity Processes Across the Lifespan of Music Fans. Poster presented at the British Psychological Society Qualitative Methods in Psychology Conference, Aberystwyth, UK: July 2017

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

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

Taylor, R., James, A., Hooper, R., Porter C. & Harvey, A. (2017). The Impact of Disregard Instructions & Mode of Presentation on Pre-trial Publicity. Paper presented at the 27th Conference of the European Association of Psychology & Law, Mechelen, Belgium: May 2017

Bowers, D., Taylor, R & Mayer, P. (2015). “Knowing Me, Knowing You”: Social identity & self-definition in music fans. Paper presented at the British Psychological Society Developmental & Social Section Joint Conference, Manchester, UK: September 2015

Taylor, R., Nash, P., and Stuart-Hamilton, I. (2015). The age leniency effect & attributions of blame. Paper presented at the 25th Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law, Nuremberg, Germany: July 2015.

Kloep, M., Hendry, L.B., Taylor, R., and Stuart-Hamilton, I. (2015). Development from Adolescence to Early Adulthood: A Dynamic Systems Approach to Transitions & Transformations. Routledge.

Taylor, R., and Gozna, L.F., (2010). Deception: A Young Person’s Life Skill? Psychology Press

Taylor R. and Rolfe C. (2009). “Well you made me do it!!” Perceptions of the target and perpetrators of everyday deceptions. Social Psychology Review, 11, 51-56.

Taylor R. and Hick R.F. (2007). Believed cues to deception: Judgements in self-generated serious and trivial situations. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 12, 321-331.

External

Graduate Member of British Psychological Society

Member of European Association of Psychology and Law

Member of European Association of Social Psychology

Member of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition

Member of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group

STEM Ambassador

Consultancy

I was responsible for a project commissioned by YJB Cymru investigating the way that young people with speech, language and communication issues are treated in the Youth Justice Service in Wales. This was presented to the Welsh Government and a YJB Practice Panel in December 2014, formed the basis of a presentation at a YOT Managers training day in June 2015 (co-organised by Afasic Cymru) and a submission to the YJB “Effective Practice Library” in August 2015.

Research

Deception and the detection of deception
Commitment to elective subordinate and superordinate groups
Social psychological factors affecting compliance with clinical prescription
The impact of new technology on learning and memory of children and young people.

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