Teaching Faculty (Senior Lecturer)
Ph.D., University of California, Santa BarbaraAmes Hall 134
Research Interests: Dr. Bowen is the Principal Investigator of the SPARC Lab, an undergraduate research team examining the dynamics of close relationships. His work explores how romantic partners mentally represent one another and interpret situations that shape the well-being of their relationships. His research teams apply theories from social cognition, psycholinguistics, and motivation science, to understand how partners navigate conflicts of interest and frame high-stakes challenges that they face in trying to sustain rewarding and long-lasting partnerships.