Dr Manpal Singh Bhogal

Job Title and Responsibilities

Lecturer in Psychology

About Me

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. From 2009-2014, I 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 on a part-time basis at the University of Wolverhampton, under the supervision of Prof. Ken Manktelow and Dr Niall Galbraith (2011-2017). 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 (2014-2017). I currently hold Visiting Lecturer (Psychology) posts at the University of Northampton and Wolverhampton. I started working as a Lecturer in Psychology at Staffordshire University in October 2017.


  • PhD in Experimental Psychology (University of Wolverhampton)

  • Introduction to Teaching in Higher Education (Coventry University)

  • NCFE Counselling Skills, Level 2 (City of Wolverhampton College)

  • MSc Health Psychology (Aston University)

  • BSc (hons) Psychology – University of Wolverhampton

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society

  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society

  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Social Evolutionary Psychology

Enterprice and Commercial Activity

  • Editorial Board Member for Springer Journal Current Psychology

  • Ad-hoc Reviewer for Several International Psychology Journals

  • Visiting Lecturer (University of Northampton/University of Wolverhampton)

  • Member of the Cognition in Context Research Group (University of Wolverhampton)

Research Interests

My research interests lie in Social Evolutionary Psychology. I am interested in prosocial behaviour from both an evolutionary, and social perspective. I have published several articles adopting a behavioural game-theoretic approach to explore cooperative behaviour in the laboratory (see below). I am also interested in intra-sexual competition between men, and women, and mate choice in general.

Selected Publications

Deans, H., & Bhogal, M. S. (in press). Perpetrating Cyber Dating Abuse: A Brief Report on the Role of Aggression, Romantic Jealousy and Gender. Current Psychology. DOI: 10.1007/s12144-017-9715-4

Bhogal, M. S., Galbraith, N., & Manktelow, K. (in press). The challenges of exploring the relationship between physical attractiveness and altruism using economic games. SAGE Research Methods Cases for Psychology

Bhogal, M. S., Galbraith, N., & Manktelow, K. (2017). Physical attractiveness, altruism and cooperation in an ultimatum game. Current Psychology, 36(3), 549-555. DOI: 10.1007/s12144-016-9443-1

Bhogal, M. S., Galbraith, N., & Manktelow, K. (2016c). 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

Erik, E., & Bhogal, M. S. (2016). Do the dark triad and self-perceived mate value predict intention to mate poach? Letters on Evolutionary Behavioural Science, 7(2), 1-4. DOI: 10.5178/lebs.2016.50

Keys, E., & Bhogal, M. S. (2016). Mean girls: Provocative Clothing Leads to intra-sexual Competition between females. Current Psychology. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1007/s12144-016-9536-x

Bhogal, M. S., & Corbett, S. (2016). The Influence of Aggressiveness on Rape Myth Acceptance among University Students. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 23(5)709-715. DOI: 10.1080/13218719.2016.1142931

Bhogal, M. S. & Langford, R. (2014). Gender Differences in Weight Loss: Evidence from a NHS Weight Management Service, Public Health, 128(9), 811-813. DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2014.06.019

Langford, R., Lacey, C., & Bhogal, M. S. (2012). Serve up a change that lasts for life: Evaluating a CBT based NHS pre-bariatric weight management service. Health Service Journal, 122, 35-36

Current Teaching

  • Level 6 Dissertation Supervisor

  • Comparative Psychology

  • Foundations in Psychology

  • Understanding the Social World

  • Introduction to Research Methods

  • Further Research Methods

  • People Behaving Badly


Dr Manpal Singh Bhogal
Staffordshire University
School of Life Sciences and Education
Science Centre
Leek Road
t: +44 (0)1782 295866
e: m.bhogal@staffs.ac.uk