Personal profile

Biography

I joined the University in 2008 as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, having previously worked at the University of Central Lancashire, and for the Open University. I graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a first class degree in Psychology in 2003, and gained an MSc in Research Methods in Psychology from the University of Liverpool the following year. I then moved to the University of Central Lancashire, where I began my teaching career and doctoral studies, which I completed in 2010. My PhD involved examining the relationship between self-perceptions of physical attractiveness and self-esteem, and my current research interests include the self, interpersonal relationships and mental health. 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Self-perception and self-esteem
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Mental health
  • Quantitative research methods

Research Degree Supervision

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Keywords

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Concept
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Body Image

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Research Output 2006 2018

  • 7 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary
Reproductive Health
England
Health Services
Mental Health
Nurses

Validation of the Measure of Delinquent Social Identity among youth offenders in the UK

Spink, A., Boduszek, D., Debowska, A. & Bale, C. 23 May 2018 In : Deviant Behavior.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Identification
offender
construct validity
Self Concept
self-esteem

Self-esteem tracks mate value

Bale, C. 24 Jun 2017 (Accepted/In press) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Shackelford, T. & Weekes-Shackelford, V. (eds.). Springer Verlag

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

self-esteem
interpersonal relationships

Self-Evaluations Track Perceived Mate Value

Bale, C. 26 Jun 2016 (Accepted/In press) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Shackelford, T. & Weekes-Shackelford, V. (eds.). Springer Verlag

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

self-esteem
decision making
monitoring

Sex-Specific Link Between Self-Esteem And Mate Value

Bale, C. 21 Sep 2016 Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Shackelford, T. & Weekes-Shackelford, V. (eds.). Springer Verlag, 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

self-esteem
gender
gender differences