Dr Manpal Bhogal
Lecturer in Psychology
I completed my undergraduate psychology degree at the University of Wolverhampton in 2007. Upon completion, I went onto study for a MSc in Health Psychology at Aston University in 2008. I then worked at NHS trusts in Sandwell and Shropshire as a Health Improvement Advisor.
I then took an interest in Evolutionary Psychology and began studying for my PhD at the University of Wolverhampton, under the supervision of Prof. Ken Manktelow and Dr Niall Galbraith. Whilst competing my PhD, I held a Research Associate post with HEFCE, and then took a full-time post at Coventry University as an Assistant Lecturer in Psychology, primarily teaching and supervising students on the Undergraduate Psychology course.
Since then, I have worked as a Lecturer in Psychology at Staffordshire University, and then joined the University of Wolverhampton as a Lecturer in Psychology. Here, I also lead the Evolution and Human Behaviour Research Group, which falls under the Cognitiion and Individual Differences research cluster. I am also an associate editor of Current Psychology. Feel free to contact me if you'd like to discuss a PhD opportunity.
My research interests lie in Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology, and Individual Differences.
I am interested in the following areas of research: Prosocial Behaviour, Mate Choice, Attractiveness, Sexual Selection, Intra-sexual competition, Cyber Dating Abuse
Methods: Behavioural Game Theory, Quantitative Methods
Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society
Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- Higher and Professional Education PgCert (Staffordshire University)
PhD Experimental Psychology (University of Wolverhampton)
NCFE Counselling Skills, Level 2 (City of Wolverhampton College)
MSc Health Psychology (Aston University)
BSc (hons) Psychology (University of Wolverhampton)
Selected Publications (for a full list, please see my ResearchGate profile)
Bhogal, M. S., Rhead, C., & Tudor, C. (2019). Understanding digital dating abuse from an evolutionary perspective: Further evidence for the role of mate value discrepancy. Personality and Individual Differences, 151, 109552. 10.1016/j.paid.2019.109552
Bhogal, M. S., Galbraith, N., & Manktelow, K. (2019). A Research Note on the Influence of Relationship Length and Sex on Preferences for Altruistic and Cooperative Mates. Psychological Reports, 122(2), 550-517 DOI:10.1177/0033294118764640
Margana, L., Bhogal, M. S., Bartlett, J. E., & Farrelly, D. (2019). The Roles of Heroism, Altruism, and Physical Attractiveness in Female Mate Choice. Personality and Individual Differences, 137, 126-130
Bhogal, M. S., & Howman, J. M. (2019). Mate Value Discrepancy and Attachment Anxiety Predict the Perpetration of Dating Abuse. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 5(1), 113-120. DOI: 10.1007/s40806-018-0172-6
Bhogal, M. S., Galbraith, N., & Manktelow, K. (2016b). Physical Attractiveness and Altruism in two Modified Dictator Games. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 38(4), 212-222. DOI:10.1080/01973533.2016.1199382
Bhogal, M. S., Galbraith, N., & Manktelow, K. (2016a). Sexual Selection and the Evolution of Altruism: Males Are More Altruistic Towards Attractive Females. Letters on Evolutionary Behavioral Science, 7(1), 10-13. DOI: 10.5178/lebs.2016.42
Bhogal, M. S., Galbraith, N., & Manktelow, K. (2018). The challenges of exploring the relationship between physical attractiveness and altruism using economic games. SAGE Research Methods Cases for Psychology
- Associate Editor: Current Psychology (Springer)
Editorial Board Member: Basic and Applied Social Psychology (Taylor & Francis)
Ad-hoc Reviewer for several international Psychology journals
Member of the Cognition and Individual Differences Research Cluster/Cyberpsychology Research Group (University of Wolverhampton)
Research collaborations with Psychology academics at Osaka University (Japan), University of Sibiu (Romania), University of Worcester (UK), Staffordshire University (UK) and Arden University (UK)