Dr. Mark C. Bowler

Mark C. Bowler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Program Director, Occupational Health Psychology

Office: Rawl 111
Phone: 252-328-0013
Fax: 252-328-6283
Email: bowlerm@ecu.edu
104 Rawl Building
Department of Psychology
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353


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Ph.D., Industrial and Organizational Psychology, University of Tennessee (2006)
M.A., Industrial and Organizational Psychology, St. Mary's University (1999)
B.A., Psychology, Southern Methodist University (1997)
B.S., Sociology, Southern Methodist University (1997) 

Research Interests

Dr. Bowler's research is focused in four primary areas: (1) The design, implementation, and evaluation of managerial assessment centers, (2) the development of conditional reasoning measures of personality and the interactions between these measures and traditional self-report measures of personality, (3) the impact of personality traits – particularly aggression – on team performance, and (4) utilizing Monte Carlo simulations to evaluate statistical and methodological techniques utilized by industrial/organizational psychologists. 

Selected Publications in Peer Refereed Journals

Bowler, J. L., Bowler, M. C., & Cope, J. (in press). Measurement Issues Associated with Conditional Reasoning Tests: An Examination of Faking. Personality and Individual Differences.

*Gasperson, S. M., Bowler, M. C., Wuensch, K. L., & Bowler, J. L. (in press). A statistical correction to 20 years of banding. International Journal of Selection and Assessment.

Bowler, M. C., Bowler, J. L., & Cope, J. G. (2012). Further evidence of the impact of cognitive complexity on the five-factor model. Social Behavior and Personality, 40, 1083-1098.

Bowler, J. L., Bowler, M. C., & Cope, J. G. (2012). The relationship between the cognitive underpinnings of addiction and compulsive eating behavior. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2, 12-20.

*Cahoon, M. V.,Bowler, M. C., & Bowler, J. L. (2012). A reevaluation of assessment center construct-related validity. International Journal of Business and Management, 7, 3-19.

*Chapman, K. E., Bowler, M. C., Bowler, J. L., & Cope, J. G. (2012). The impact of cognitive complexity on frequency-based Big Five measures. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 3, 16-24.

*Patel, A. S., Bowler, M. C., Bowler, J. L., & Methe, S. A. (2012). A meta-analysis of workaholism. International Journal of Business and Management, 7, 2-17.

Woehr, D. J., Putka, D. J., & Bowler, M. C.(2012). An examination of g-theory methods for modeling multitrait-multimethod data: Clarifying links to construct validity and confirmatory factor analysis. Organizational Research Methods, 15, 134-161.

Bowler, J. L.,Bowler, M. C., & James, L. R. (2011). The cognitive underpinnings of addiction. Substance Use & Misuse, 46, 1060-1071.

Bowler, M. C., Woehr, D. J., Bowler, J. L., Wuensch, K. L, & McIntyre, M. D. (2011). The impact of interpersonal aggression on performance attributions. Group and Organization Management, 36, 427-465.

*Research based on the first author's Master's thesis for which I was chair.

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