School of Psychology
Darwin Building, DB206
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Kathryn's main research interests are emotional intelligence (EI) and borderline personality disorder (BPD). Her work to date has focused mainly on the psychometric properties of established EI measures, and emotional functioning in BPD. She is also interested in the functions of non-suicidal self-injury.
Health psychology group
Social cognition group
Gardner, K. J., Archer, A., & Jackson, S. (in press). Does maladaptive coping mediate the relationship between borderline personality traits and reactive and proactive aggression? Journal of Aggressive Behavior.
Qualter, P., Gardner, K. J., Pope, D. J. & Kelly, J. M. (2012). Ability emotional Intelligence, trait emotional intelligence, and academic success in British secondary schools: A 5 year longitudinal study. Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 1, 83-91.
BSc, Applied Psychology (University of Central Lancashire), 2004
PhD, Psychology (University of Central Lancashire), 2008
Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (University of Central Lancashire), 2008
Postgraduate Certificate in Research Student Supervision (University of Central Lancashire), 2010
Member: British Psychological Society
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Kathryn hosts and maintains a website that provides links to hundreds of psychology related studies currently being run on the internet by psychologists and academics across the world. Online Psychology Research.
Supervisor to the following research students:
*as director of studies
Year 1 seminar tutor
PS1000 Introduction to Psychological Inquiry
PS1100 Social and Developmental Psychology
PS1200 Psychobiology and Cognition
PS1500 Current Topics in Psychology
PS2200 Developmental Psychology
PS2700 Methods in Psychology
PS3300 Individual Differences
PS3900, 3910 & 3960 Undergraduate Project Supervision
PS4700 Advanced Research Methods
PS4900, 4940 & 4980 Masters degree project supervision