Robert Ian Bowers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology


Office: H334A
Phone: +90 312 290 22 12
Lab page: Behaviour Systems and Cognition Laboratory 





  • PhD, Indiana University, USA (2015)


I study behaviour and cognition in specific ecological contexts, notably feeding and mate choice. My research employs a range of methods in several laboratory contexts, including conditioning techniques, cognitive modelling, and simulation of evolutionary processes. Some specific areas of focus include causal reasoning and social influences on mate choice. A general orienting basis for my research is a systems theoretic perspective, behaviour systems theory, which places focus on how multiple behaviours interrelate. Thinking in terms of structured, complex systems helps address questions about complex patterns of behaviour and cognition.


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